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Wikia is slowly being upgraded to MediaWiki 1.10a.
"But what does this mean?"

There are some changes in the 1.9 to 1.10 upgrade. Here is a community compiled list of how to use some of these. Note that many of the new features should be moved to Help pages at some point, but can start here.

For bureaucrats/sysops

Protection Expiry

Now when you protect a page, you can also specify an expiry for it. Now you can protect pages which have an edit war on them, without worrying about forgetting to unprotect it.

more info/help?

Cascade Protection

When Cascade Protection is turned on all the pages which are transcluded into that page are also protected automatically.

more info/help?

For all users!

Image Tagging

Now images can be tagged, what does this mean? On any image page you can click the Tag this image link and add tags to various locations on the image. After you click Done tagging all the articles you tagged will be listed below the image and hovering over one of them will reveal the tag you placed on the image. Good for identifying different people inside of an image. After the image has been tagged you can also use a link from the tag to see what other images are tagged with that article. Perhaps a good way to find all images which contain a certain character.

more info/help?

Invite a friend

At a new special page Special:InviteSpecialPage on a wiki with MediaWiki 1.10a, you can send an email to invite your friends to visit that Wikia. Now you can tell them about your favorite Wikia using Wikia too.

more info/help?

Import Free Images

Another new page exists now, using Special:ImportFreeImages on a 1.10a wiki you can import free images from Flickr directly into the wiki.

more info/help?
  • I'd love to try this out: is there a sandbox somewhere?
  • When might be upgraded?

--Karl Horton 11:15, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Note for help page (or even here) to explain the licensing info for flickr images. Scottch 00:16, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

  • What about Wikimedia Commons? Can you add a way to quickly import images from there? - Sikon 06:08, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


The search box has the ability to do a few new things; including a new autocomplete box which will display a list of some of the possible articles you may be looking for while you type, and the ability to see results on the current wiki, other Wikia, Wikipedia, and on the web.

more info/help?


  • A new user preference allows you to stop page content from being displayed below diffs.
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