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Technical Update: April 4, 2011

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.

New FeaturesEdit

  • A new landing page that features our mobile products is scheduled for release later this week.
  • We’re launching a new extension for managing Lyric Wiki’s Song of the Day. This is is an experimental feature that we may be able to make use of later for other kinds of content.

Major Bugs FixedEdit

  • Image cache stopped working properly, and didn’t recognize new versions of images when uploaded.
  • User Pages have been showing an inaccurate “Member Since” date on wikis where user has not edited.

Other Notable ChangesEdit

  • An A/B test is taking place this week which will affect the experience of a small percentage of anonymous (logged out) users. This test changes to the layout of the top of article pages to remove the "edited by" bar.
  • We are removing the Share button from the toolbar since it is rarely used. We’re also removing the toolbar for anonymous (logged out) users, since it is no longer useful.

Select Known IssuesEdit

  • Special:WikiStats Are not displaying March statistics.
  • Some wikis have reported that Rich Text Editor is not displaying. We’ve found that this is usually the result of an error in custom Javascript code. If this is happening on a wiki you use and you can’t find the error, please send us the link via Special:Contact.
  • We have heard that Preferences may be having issues recognizing changes. If this is happening to you, please contact us!

Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to us via Special:Contact.

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