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Technical Update: April 3, 2012

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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.

It's a relatively quiet week this week...

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Blog post listings were not updating with new posts within the usual cache time.
  • The "restore" button will once again appear when working with your favorite wikis list for your profile header.

Other Notable Changes

  • The "Restore Edit" feature will be removed for this week while we try to diagnose and improve visual editor load time issues.
  • As a reminder, video files are in the process of being migrated to new URLs. For more detail, see our blog post.
  • Thanks to the great response we received in last week's Technical Update about the new CategoryIntersection extension, we've given it a bit of a design facelift (and fixed the IE bug) so it will be even nicer this week.

Select Known Issues

  • Wiki backgrounds do not seem to be updating as expected after making a change in Special:ThemeDesigner
  • Expanded wiki navigation is broken in Internet Explorer 8.
  • The toolbar is missing from the bottom of the browser on Message Wall and Thread pages. (It's still there -- it's just in a static position above the footer).


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