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Technical Update: August 3, 2016

Kirkburn August 3, 2016 User blog:Kirkburn

Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

New Features

We recently released a new method for embedding Twitter feeds on your community, and it is easier than ever - no more fiddling with Twitter widget ids.

  • Simply type the following into a page, replacing 'getfandom' with the Twitter feed of your choice.
<twitter screen-name="getfandom" />
  • Note that existing feeds (that used the 'widget-id' method) continue to work.
  • Check out Help:Social media integration for more info, including ways to customize the design.

Notable Changes

Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at

  • In the web version of Discussions:
    • Post titles will become available to add when creating a new post.
    • Guidelines will be promoted to a user who is posting or replying for the first time. All users will see the notice the first time posting or replying after this release. Dismissal of the notice is saved in a cookie.

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