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Technical Update: July 18, 2016

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

  • The Community Page will gain a "Community to-do list" section, which can be freely edited by admins. Additionally, the "Help" module is being updated and moved to the top of the right column.
  • Release notes for Wikia's mobile apps will now be listed on Apps Technical Updates on Community Central, and will be updated whenever a major release is made.

Major Bug Fixes

  • We will fix an issue that caused "chat-user-menu-" to be shown in the right rail Help:Chat module instead of the correct text.
  • We will fix an issue that caused "&#160...&#160" to be shown in the pagination on articles with many pages of comments.
  • A source of JS errors when using ImportJS will be fixed.
  • We have previously fixed an issue that caused the "Non-portable infoboxes" Insights list to report non-existent pages outside the template namespace.
  • We recently fixed an issue that caused Admin Dashboard to fail to show pageview statistics at the weekend - missing data should reappear over the next few hours.

Other Notable Changes

Detailed CSS updates can be found at - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

  • As part of tweaks to improve Chat stability, we recently introduced a limit to how much text and emoticons can be posted at one time.

Select Known Issues

  • We are aware that Maps based in the real-world are currently showing an error message, and are discussing what the next steps should be.

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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