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.

Major Bug Fixes

  • We recently fixed an issue that caused the Game Guides app to fail to show content for newly added communities. If the issue persists in your app, we suggest removing and re-adding affected communities.
  • We will fix a JS error that can affect anonymous visitors, causing the right-rail chat module to be blank.
  • We will fix an issue that prevented admins who have yet to contribute to a community from being listed on the Community Page.

Other Notable Changes

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

  • The welcome message at the top of the Community Page will be updated and will become editable. The related message name is communitypage-admin-welcome-message.
  • The Community Page 'trending pages' list and the Insights 'popular pages' list now only list pages in content namespaces.
  • Chat will now display an error message when you try to send a message that is too long (greater than 1000 characters), alongside the existing countdown shown when you get close to the limit.
  • The dark wiki theming of Special:AllMessages will be updated to improve readability.
  • Line spacing will be tweaked on long text wordmarks to improve readability.

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