Last week, Wikia released an update to the search function, which meant that using the searchbar took you to a list of results instead of a matching page. The reason for this is simple: to make searching for terms which are also page names easier.
You may already be aware of this code thanks to various blog comments. However, I thought I'd make a blog about it, as there seems …
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I recently discovered the wonders of URL shortening sites like bit.ly and tinyurl.com and found them brilliant for linking to articles with rather long URLs. This morning I had a brainwave: why not have a customised URL shortening tool for Wikia?
It could be a special page on each wiki that allows the user to enter the article url or name, and then the page shortens it to a url like wik.ia/t83nfhg6 ready to be used on social sites like Twitter and Facebook.
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