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.

New Features

  • VisualEditor: Added options to change the filename and set the license for uploaded media.
    • In VisualEditor, the default license option is the first option listed on MediaWiki:Licenses (as opposed to "None selected")

Major Bugs Fixed

  • H1 headings were not included in Tables of Contents.
  • Image attribution and Tables of Contents sometimes used the interface language of the last person to edit page.
  • Improved widescreen source mode editor toolbar behaviour on fluid width wikis.
  • Improved <chat /> behaviour within main page column tags.
  • Clicking a redlink was not routing users through the "Create new article" flow.

Other Notable Changes

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.

  • The "Enable visual editor" user preference now applies to the new VisualEditor wherever it's enabled (the separate "beta" user preference is removed).

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