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Technical Update: September 30, 2014

DaNASCAT September 30, 2014 User blog:DaNASCAT Google

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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

Some more improvements are coming to the VisualEditor's template tool:

  • Adding a new template will now show suggestions based on popular templates from that wikia
  • Searching is improved, and can be performed by template name or article name - the latter will give you a list of templates used on that article.
  • When a template has no parameters, the tool will give better information on what to do.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Main pages will no longer sometimes be missing the horizontal line between the title and the content area. This is a re-release of a previous fix.

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.

  • Section edit links will no longer be shown within Forum and Wall thread posts, as they had no effect. Thanks, Volunteer Developers!
  • iPad users who reported problems uploading images after updating to iOS 8 are advised to update to iOS 8.0.2, which should correct the issue.

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