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

  • For videos that had attribution changed to "WikiaBot" in the past, the original attributor's name has been restored in most cases.
  • In Firefox, <a> was being inserted with use of some MediaWiki:EditTools functions.
  • In the category module, changing the order of categories on a page would remove all of the categories upon saving.
  • Categories included in the <includeonly> tag were appearing in category module.
  • Special:WantedProperties was not working on wikis with SemanticMediaWiki enabled.
  • Tabindex has been added to the Visual Editor's Template Editor.
  • Read More section was not showing up on all pages that it should.

Other Notable Changes

  • Followed Forum threads are now listed on Special:Following.
  • The <videogallery> tag is deprecated and has been changed to <gallery> on all wikis.
  • The Visual Editor has now been enabled for all languages across the Wikia network.
  • Additional information is added to video file pages on Community Central and the Wikia Video Library.

Select Known Issues

  • The Visual Editor is adding line breaks after bulleted lists.
  • Some Message Wall welcome messages are being posted twice.

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