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Technical Update: July 26, 2011

Dopp July 26, 2011 User blog:Dopp

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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

  • We're releasing two improvements to our Theme Designer: the ability to have a fixed background image (already live!) and the ability to have a semi-transparent background (releasing Wednesday). Wikis that currently have a semi-transparent background image (via custom CSS) will need to update their configuration when the change goes live.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Last week, our Chat feature experienced some disconnection issues. The cause of these issues has been resolved. If you continue to experience them, please let us know.
  • The Exhibition View toggle on Category pages was unclickable if images were present but text was not.
  • Some new users were recieving Welcome messages that were signed by an IP address instead of an admin or a staff member.

Select Known Issues

  • Some wikis are seeing empty comments on posts. If this happens on your wiki, please report it to us
  • Some users are having trouble creating new blog posts in the redesigned editor on IE8.


Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to us via Special:Contact.

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