Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we’re posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Moved files related to the video migration were showing as contributions from IP addresses instead of from User:WikiaBot.
  • Top Ten Lists will now have a better description and alt-text when being shared to Facebook or Twitter.
  • The "show hidden categories" preference was missing from Special:Preferences; it will now appear in the "Under the Hood" section.

Other Notable Changes

  • We're changing the way we handle extra-wide tables in our mobile skin. Previously, you'd need to click on the table to open in a pop-up modal. With this change, you'll be able to swipe horizontally while still in the article window to see the full width of the table.

Select Known Issues

  • The Visual Editor is removing some alignment tags and indentations if editing on Google Chrome.
  • We are gathering reports that wikis with recent URL or page name changes are having those old URLs/page names kept in the search index.
  • We are also searching for and gathering reports of the <verbatim> not working properly, no longer rendering the expected HTML. This doesn't seem to be a widespread issue with the tag so that's why more bug reports would be helpful to identify the pattern.

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