The logged-in user experience offers a number of benefits on Wikia. Registered accounts have features like Notifications, Chat, and the ability to follow articles and discussions, just to name a few. In the coming months we’ll be working to highlight these benefits more and see what we can do to drive more readers and anonymous editors to create accounts. With more motivations and prompts to return to a community, a user with an account is much more likely to become an active contributor and discussion participant.
Starting Thursday July 23rd, administrators on most communities now have the option to prompt visitors to create accounts by disabling anonymous editing. This can be accomplished via a new switch in WikiFeatures.
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Many of you have created Facebook pages for your communities to help get news and updates to your readers and editors. Some of you also use your main page to promote the Facebook page of your community's topic. If you use the Like Box plugin/widget to show Facebook content on your wikia, you'll need to update to a newer plugin from Facebook.
Next week (on June 23), Facebook will drop support for the Like Box, which used the tags
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Since the Forum feature was introduced, many communities have found that it's a great way to help fans connect with one another, make plans around editing projects or community events, and get questions answered. A common feature request, especially from very active communities, has been for a better way to moderate forum activity.
We're pleased to announce that, with tomorrow's release, a new "moderator" user group will be available to all wikias. Along with this come some updates to what regular users can and can't do on Forum and Message Wall threads.
These updates are relevant only to the Forum and Message Wall features. As with other user groups, admins can assign the moderator role to users if the community has the need for it. See below…Read more >
Greetings, Wikians! This is the first blog post in a new series where we’ll be highlighting interesting accomplishments and milestones specific to individual communities.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Wiki celebrates 5 years this month! Congratulations (and looking forward to the start of season ten)!
In late 2004, way back before Wikia was the network of fan communities it is today, many of our oldest communities had their official debut on our servers! Some of the specific founding dates are lost to the dark reaches of time (and server logs), but we can celebrate 10 year birthdays for:
FFXIclopedia Alternate History Wiki
WoWWiki Pokémon Wiki
Religion Wiki Music Wiki
Familypedia The Sims Wiki
Doom Wiki Stargate Wiki
Here's looking forward to …
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An important part of Project Darwin is feedback from the Wikia user community. December's release of fluid layout brought Darwin's responsive design to everyone, and gave us a chance to hear from even more of you as some communities updated their skins.
In the new year, we've already made two changes to Theme Designer that make creating a background a bit easier:
- The maximum file size for background graphics increased from 150KB to 300KB, to allow for better image quality.
- It’s now possible to use the "no split" option for backgrounds that are 2000px wide (previously available at 2100px). This was done to accommodate many existing background images that were created with a width of 2000px.
Also check out the new Help page focusing on backgroun…Read more >