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Technical Update: August 15, 2016

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.

New Features

  • We will be updating the footer area on both the desktop and mobile layouts with a new, consistent look. It will contain much more information and many more useful links than the current footers.
    • The mobile layout's 'full site' link has been relocated to the very bottom of the footer.
    • Note that this is a 'Wikia-owned' area and should not be customized, similar to the global navigation bar.

Other Notable Changes

Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

  • Communities with Discussions will begin to see a user's Discussions post count displayed on their wiki profile masthead. When the post count is greater than zero, it will be linked to a user's Discussions contribution list.
  • The Twitter widget will be given a default height of 500px, so that editors don't have to manually specify a height to stop the widget from becoming extremely tall.
  • We will be retiring the 'Infobox Preview' feature link from template editing pages. This will also fix a layout issue when viewing the page in widescreen mode.
  • All real-world Maps are currently not displaying properly due to recent changes in MapQuest's API. Since the Maps feature is deprecated, in the coming weeks all such real-world Maps will be deleted, and a script will be run to remove embedded real-world maps from articles.

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