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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The right side of the page will no longer be overlapped by the browser scrollbar at certain resolutions.
    • The local navigation bar will no longer 'jut out' towards the wordmark at certain resolutions.
    • The 'Community Messages' module heading size will be fixed.
    • An issue that could cause errors when creating a new wikia has …

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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The previously planned breakpoints and typography update will go live. Please check out this blog post for more details on how it tweaks the way Wikia adapts to various screen sizes!

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Insights will be gaining some new sorting options: you will be able to sort by pageviews over the previous week or month, or by recent inc…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Insights reports will correctly deal with namespaces - this was particularly an issue on the 'Wanted Pages' report.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Emails about new article and blog comments will now include the text of the comment itself.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to …



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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • An issue that could prevent the Achievements feature from being used on brand new communities will be fixed.
    • Emails about new blog comments will no longer sometimes list the wrong details.
    • An incorrect error message, displayed when logging in while creating a new community and typing the wrong password, will be fixed.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Tomorrow, we will be launching a new feature called Insights on all English-language communities. Insights is designed to help editors find easy ways to contribute to a community, using a variety of automated sources of data.

    You can read more about how the feature works here: Help:Insights. We are working on further improvements to the tool, and we'd love to hear your feedback, issues or suggestions - please let us know via Special:Contact/feedback!

    Note that the tool is currently only…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Pagination on Blog listing pages will be restored.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The Hero Image module will be temporarily unavailable, on both new and existing wikias. The adoption of it and interest in it has been great, which is why we need to move it out of "Beta" with some behind-the-scenes updates. We're upgrading the code and it'll be back as…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Text in the global navigation's user menu will no longer unnecessarily line-break in non-English languages.
    • New-style emails will no longer show over-sized social media buttons on some platforms.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The second round of email updates will be arriving - this time, notifications about article and blog comments will be switched…


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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will be rolling out some updates around social media sharing options - check out this blog post for more details!

    • Plain text versions of followed page (watchlist) emails will no longer be blank - they will be a simpler version of the HTML email.
    • Users will no longer be sent emails about their edits to their own user talk page. Rest assured, we don't think you have the memory of a goldfish*.
    • The link to Wikia's Youtube account in the new email footer will be fixed. New video content i…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia! As usual, please note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    As previously mentioned, we are in a trial period of releasing twice per week, on Tuesday and Thursday. The benefits of making this change are that updates get released faster, and individual releases are smaller and more manageable.

    This week, we'll continue with posting two technical update posts - one on Monday, and one today.

    As readers of the technical update blogs, we welcome your feedback as we move through this trial period.


    • Article action buttons (e.g. 'Edit') will no longer overlap the 'Pages on this wiki' counter.
    • An issue preventing some community backgrounds from caching correc…

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia! As usual, please note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    As previously mentioned, we are in a trial period of releasing twice per week, on Tuesday and Thursday. The benefits of making this change are that updates get released faster, and individual releases are smaller and more manageable.

    This week, we'll continue with posting two technical update posts - one today, and one on Wednesday.

    As readers of the technical update blogs, we welcome your feedback as we move through this trial period.


    • The Special page Special:MostLinkedFilesInContent will become available, which displays the most linked-to files in content namespaces.
    • As previously announce…

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