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User blog:Kirkburn/Technical Update: September 14, 2015


Technical Update: September 14, 2015

Kirkburn September 14, 2015 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.

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.

  • Several portable infobox improvements:
    • Tall images will be scaled to a maximum height of 500px - allowing tall, thin images to be used without risking them getting excessively large.
    • Videos will link to their File pages, improving CTRL+click behaviour.
    • The Insert Infobox dialog in the VisualEditor will become scrollable for long lists.
  • Several profile-related messages were added to the MediaWiki namespace whitelist just before the weekend:
    • User-identity-box-group-blocked, User-identity-box-group-chatmoderator, User-identity-box-group-sysop, User-identity-box-group-bureaucrat, User-identity-box-group-founder, User-identity-box-group-threadmoderator
  • In case you missed last week's update, we've enabled updated login and registration forms on Community Central (and most of its international counterparts). These will be rolled out to the rest of the site in a future update.

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