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Technical Update: August 19, 2014

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

  • Creating a page with the VisualEditor will no longer display a broken page title.
  • Inserting media using the VisualEditor on non-English wikias will no longer fail.
  • Making multiple source dialog edits in the VisualEditor will no longer cause some changes to be skipped.

Other Notable Changes

Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

  • Link suggestions will be added to the VisualEditor's source mode.
  • Results for the VisualEditor's category suggestions dropdown will be significantly improved.
  • Two new keyboard shortcuts will be added:
    • Access key + 'S' - open the secondary editor (the editor listed on the Edit button dropdown) while viewing an article
    • Access key + '[' - open the source mode editor while in the VisualEditor
  • Wikia will be separating out the 'navigation' use case for image galleries with a new parameter. After this week's release, a script will be run that adds the parameter navigation="true" to any gallery that has the link= parameter on at least one of the images. Automatic addition of navigation="true" (upon save) will be coming in a future release. The script's edits will be attributed to WikiaBot.

Select Known Issues

  • We're continuing to look into a few issues with the welcome tool, such as some users being skipped, and messages being signed by Wikia instead of local admins. Update: this aspect has now been fixed.


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