Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. 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

  • A variety of bug fixes and improvements for the page header area will go live, including:
    • Fixing italics support for the DISPLAYTITLE magic word.
    • Adding missing breadcrumb links on Message Wall pages.
    • Removing duplicate "redirected from" notices on blog pages.
    • Hiding the Explore menu's "Videos" link on wikis where Special:Videos is not available.
    • Adding the interlanguage links dropdown to blog posts.
    • Fixing a category display issue on French-language wikis.
  • A couple of fixes for Chat will go live, including:
    • Removing an extraneous <nowiki> tag from the <chat/> module.
    • Faster updates when the Chat-live2 message is edited.
    • Improving link encoding on the user menus.
  • We will fix an issue where Special:Forum failed to redirect correctly on wikis that have fully migrated to Discussions.

Other Notable Changes

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

  • After some team discussion, we will be allowing additions to the 'Edit' button dropdown via community JS.
  • The "prevent account creation" option on Special:Block will be removed. This option has not been functional for quite some time, since account creation is a global action and local blocks would have no effect.
  • Additional Chinese language options will become available when creating a new wiki.
  • In Discussions, admins and moderators using the web interface will have the option to hide already-deleted content.

Select Known Issues

  • Chat may be unavailable for a couple of minutes after these updates go live, while we work on releasing updated chat server code.

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