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On my wiki, I'm an admin. The "My Tools" menu from the toolbar has a new item. It's been there for a while now, but it's relatively new to me. I have no idea what it does, and one of those pop-up description things says "This tool is not available on this wiki." What is it and why isn't it available on my wiki?

Roads is a Wikia user! Duh! -_- 16:21, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

See Help:Layout builder. You can let it be activated on your wiki with Special:Contact. - Tjcool007 (Talk) 16:23, July 28, 2011 (UTC)
The layout builder is a tool Wikia was testing on some wikis that allows you to build a page layout and then that layout can be pulled up on page creation and fields are filled out, creating a consistent look across the site. Unfortunately, it is not very practical as once you build a page with that layout, you can never change the layout of that page or add or take away areas.--GodPray  16:25,7/28/2011 
Furthermore, LayoutBuilder completely eliminates source mode editing, so your page is forever stuck with the layout you give it. It's a tool that'll get you into more trouble than it gets you out of.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  16:27,7/28/2011 
Thanks, sorta. I guess I won't be activating it.
Roads is a Wikia user! Duh! -_- 16:39, July 28, 2011 (UTC)
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