Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we’re posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

New Features

  • The iPad app Palantir is now available! Palantir is a companion to the upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and can sync with the game trailer and game audio to present helpful content from the Wikia community in real time.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Recent Changes no longer sometimes shows the 'block' option to those without the block right.
  • Shared Help pages will now display correctly in the mobile skin.
  • Editing help pages that aren't part of Shared Help will no longer show a notice referring to that feature.
  • In the video embed tool, the "This preview is not to scale" text will no longer break the dialog's layout in some languages.
  • We've made some tweaks to try and help ensure deleted user-related pages are properly removed from Google search results.

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.

  • We are dropping active support for Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5.x, as previously announced in this blog post. If you are using one of those browsers, we strongly recommend updating to a newer version or switching to another browser - you can find useful links here.
  • Interlanguage links no longer require clicking 'Show all' to see the full list of available languages, and their alignment has been improved.
  • Text wordmarks are limited to 50 characters.

Select Known Issues

  • Chat users on Chrome may have experienced high CPU usage and lag due to a bug introduced in a recent version of Chrome - a fix was released yesterday. To check for Chrome updates, visit 'About Google Chrome' on the browser's menu.

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