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User blog:Kirkburn/Technical Update: August 31, 2016


Technical Update: August 31, 2016

Kirkburn August 31, 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.

Note: this release includes the items from Tuesday's postponed release.

Major Bug Fixes

  • We will fix an issue in Discussions where admins and moderators were sometimes unable to recategorize posts.
  • The new global footer had a few incorrect links for international communities. These will now point to the correct pages.
  • Message Walls will no longer be missing the 'Post' button in the Monobook skin.

Other Notable Changes

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

  • The ability to create real world maps will be removed from the Wikia Maps feature, since real world maps are no longer functioning.
  • This week we will begin running a script to remove real world maps from article pages.
  • We've backported the newer MediaWiki 'diff' styling, along with the Special:Diff feature.

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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