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Technical Update: June 17, 2015

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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

  • The 'Advanced' tab of Admin Dashboard will receive layout fixes.
  • A situation that could trigger an ad for logged in users when clicking external links will be fixed.

Other Notable Changes

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

  • This week, the 'weekly digest' and 'new blog post' emails receive a makeover! Additionally, emails about new blog posts will now be sent to users who are following User_blog pages. Previously they were only sent to followers of Blog pages (aka Bloglists).
  • Excessive vertical whitespace will be reduced in the footer area (just above the "Around Wikia's network" section).
  • A little breathing space will be added between the columns on Insights.
  • In Monobook, forum threads will display a better color on hover. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this tweak!
  • Next week, Facebook is retiring the Like Box plugin, which used the tag <fb:like>. Wikia supports the replacement Page plugin. Details on how to update can be found on the recent staff blog post and the social media integration help page.

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