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Everyone will soon have the ability to switch to Wikia's new look, and admins will have the ability to set their custom theme. There is some help on this on the transition guide, but some of you may need a bit extra help.

If you are confused about how to adjust your CSS, or if you need help with creating a background, then please add the details below.

And if you already know how to make the adjustments needed, then maybe you can help others get ready! Please add your name below if you can help out. —This unsigned comment is by Sannse (wallcontribs) @fandom 18:56, October 5, 2010. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Volunteer to help

  • I can help checking common.css for things to move to wikia.css (where the CSS isn't too complicated!), and with creating backgrounds or custom wordmarks. -- Sannse@fandom (help forum | blog) 00:56, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • Talk page/Skype/IRC me for any (challenging/hair-pulling) CSS queries or fixes. I'm happy to help. Similarly, if you need to port over any Javascript, feel free to ask. Joey (talk) 01:00, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • --Uberfuzzy 18:57, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • Ose TalkContribs 19:03, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • Mark@fandom (talk) 20:03, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm happy to help with any design changes you may want to make, especially if you're not comfortable asking one of the staff, and want the opinion of another user. — Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 23:23, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • Manyman (talk) 00:50, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm happy to help with any CSS and JavaScript issues, and can be contacted on my talk page, skype, email, or IRC. Grunny (talk) 05:38, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Ask for help

  • Anyone got ideas on a good background image for world.wikia (an example, but maybe you have good ideas anyway). -- Sannse@fandom (help forum | blog) 00:56, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
I already ported AjaxRC to the new look...[the wikia techs] did not see fit to implement importScriptPage (and yes I reported this the first week of beta), so you will have to implement it yourself:
function importScriptPage (page, server) {
var url = '/index.php?title=' + encodeURIComponent(page.replace(/ /g,'_')).replace('%2F','/').replace('%3A',':') + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript';
if (typeof server == "string") url = (server.indexOf('://') == -1)?'http://' + server + '' + url:server + url;
return importScriptURI(url);
--Pcj (TC) 20:03, October 6, 2010 (UTC) incivility removed by sannse -- Sannse@fandom (help forum | blog) 22:53, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Does this go into the wikia.js page? I saw it worked on the WoW Wiki and I checked some of your edits but couldn't find it. I have Firebug if I need to place it somewhere in the actual code myself? --Light Daxter - Talk 20:28, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

It works on WoWWiki because it's not being imported from somewhere else. Put importScriptPage above the call to AjaxRC on dev. --Pcj (TC) 20:43, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • We at just got done with a site redesign. I'd be willing to go ahead and turn off admin override and move to the new skin if I could get someone to show me (or do it if its easy) how to make sure that the current theme's colors, backgrounds, and all that jazz transfer to the new skin.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   23:33, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • I am going through the jet wiki and am just having one problem with styles. I have an infobox on the main page that now has heading boarders running through it. (You can check the difference by looking at the new and the old styles). I have moved the contents of Common.css to the new Wikia.css (as directed by this page), but it has not changed the situation. Perhaps it has something to do with the core CSS mentioned here. Perhaps this overrides what is in Wikia.css? - I don't really understand what they mean when they say 'core' and its relationship to Wikia.css (which is as I understand a straight substitute for Commons.css - not sure of replacing Common.css with wikia.css). Any guidance here appreciated --boy.pockets (talkmy boom) 02:02, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
  • We at The C.I.R.C.L.E. Wiki are very happy with a Monaco Skin that a member has created for us and I'm wondering if anyone knows how we could transfer the semblance of that look to the new Wiki format, so that his work was not in vain, and that there is some continuity following this switch? Also, we'd like to know if there is any way to return the default font color for all the text to black instead of this new gray? Regardless, any help would be much appreciated, so please feel free to leave a message on My Talk Page if you are able to assist. ~Åusår
  • Anyone know how to mod the JS so that the Title template works properly? You can see how it works by going here while in Monaco mode. SSgtGriffin Htmlcss-toolbar 22:23, October 13, 2010 (UTC)
    • Hi SSgtGriffin. You can find the updated JS I fixed up for the title template in the Common.js on Wookieepedia. Just ctrl+f for function rewriteTitle. Though you will also need to add #title-meta i { font-style: italic !important; } to MediaWiki:Wikia.css to allow italics to work in the title rewrite. Let me know if you have any issues with it :). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 05:41, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
    • Thank you Grunny. :D But it doesn't seem to show up... I put it in the Common.js and Wikia.js... SSgtGriffin Htmlcss-toolbar 03:37, October 16, 2010 (UTC)
      • You removed the line addOnloadHook(rewriteTitle);, so the code isn't loading. So just replace that and you should be good to go :). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 09:01, October 16, 2010 (UTC)
        • Not again. :P Thanks. SSgtGriffin Htmlcss-toolbar 16:58, October 16, 2010 (UTC)
  • Javascript mouse-over tooltips - A while ago I asked for some help in adding a wowwiki-like tooltip functionality to one of the wikis I worked on. Now that I'll have to redesign the wiki for the new look, is that code going to work on the new skin? If not, and if it can be modified to work, could I get some assistance with it? Or perhaps I should drop that idea altogether? --IK Talk 04:09, October 16, 2010 (UTC)


Now the next thing to me that should be happening, is setting up some help pages on editing with the new features. Where to put them and where do we begin? Help Wiki should be remodeled to go along with the new skin and questions addresses it. So the ball is still in the staffs side. Devilmanozzy (Talk Page) 20:08, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

  • We're actually working on that right now. A number of new help pages have been put up. Here is a link to an index of a few important help pages for the new look. More still to come. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 20:16, October 6, 2010 (UTC)
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