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Technical Update: February 18, 2014

DaNASCAT February 18, 2014 User blog:DaNASCAT Google

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 FixedEdit

  • The VisualEditor's link inspector tool was sometimes cut off at the bottom, when editing near the end of a page.

Other Notable ChangesEdit

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

  • When editing in the VisualEditor, other elements of the page will now fade out, reducing distractions from the editing area.
  • The VisualEditor toolbar has been updated - for example, 'Page settings' is now a dropdown menu and includes the 'Source Editor' option, and notifications have an improved design.
  • When resizing media within the VisualEditor, a tooltip now shows the dimensions. Holding down the Shift key when resizing allows you use steps of 10px.
  • The VisualEditor will no longer be loaded in Internet Explorer 11 due to a few incompatibilities; this is a temporary change and full support is planned for the future.
  • The VisualEditor now includes a short policy message in the 'Add media' dialog. This can be customized via the wikia-visualeditor-dialog-wikiamediainsert-policy-message message.
  • The Randomrootpage extension is now available on request.
  • Game Guides 2.3 is released for iOS and Android. This release includes expanded language support.
  • On Wikia Mobile:
    • The Table of Contents access point is moved to the right side of the page.
    • A comment counter is visible in the article/blog header area (on communities with Comments and/or Blogs enabled).

Known IssuesEdit

  • Message Wall and Forum threads may not be loading with the latest replies, due to a caching issue. Purging the page or clearing your browser cache may help to show the most recent replies.

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