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Technical Update: June 27, 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

Major Bug Fixes

  • We have identified a situation that could cause notifications to fail to show up. If you continue to see issues after the release, please let us know.

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.

  • Pagination behaviour will be updated on blog listing pages.
  • It will become possible to create new portable infobox templates from within the VisualEditor, via the Insert Infobox option.
  • Beginning today, we will be including release notes for the Discussions feature in the technical update blogs. While the feature is still in a beta stage and foundational development is ongoing, it's in use on several large communities. Please note that the feature is not yet available to enable upon request.
    • In Discussions, Admins and Discussions Moderators will be able to view the names of users who have reported content for review.

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