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Notice: Starting the week of August 9th, 2021, the process of retiring Oasis and Hydra legacy designs will begin. More information can be found in this announcement blog.

FandomDesktop is the new design of the user interface for Fandom wikis (including formerly Gamepedia wikis) and Wikia.org wikis. Previously known as Phase 2 of the Unified Community Platform (UCP), this work was announced in early 2020 at Community Connect and in a subsequent blog post.

It replaces Oasis, Hydra, HydraDark, and remaining unique interfaces from select Gamepedia wikis. Those user interfaces will be retired once the FandomDesktop rollout is complete.

Why a new skin?

User feedback was a very important consideration and driving force behind FandomDesktop. The new skin takes into account elements from both Fandom and Gamepedia wikis and is the biggest visual update to the platform since 2010. The new skin brings in new features based on user feedback. For more information, please see the blog that introduced FandomDesktop.

A few of the features on FandomDesktop

While FandomDesktop has a number of new and adapted features from our legacy interfaces, the big ones we’re really excited for are:

  • Light and dark themes - Switch between light and dark theme on wikis to suit your needs using the theme toggle or by going to Special:Preferences
  • Multiple width options - Using the wide width toggle, adjust the width of the content area to make it wide width or stick to the default width
  • Dismissible right rail for logged-in users - Logged-in users can now dismiss the right rail with a toggle to allow them to see even more of the content area
  • Theme Designer - The Theme Designer includes new features such as customizing light and dark theme appearances, adding square or rectangular logos/wordmarks, adding header images or background images, and more
  • Pinned local navigation when you scroll - The local navigation stays with you as scroll down the page, staying pinned to the top

With the UCP and the Unified Consumer Experience (FandomMobile and FandomDesktop) rolled out, we have built the foundation upon which new features, content types, creator tools, extensions, and more can be developed by our teams.

Getting your wiki ready for FandomDesktop

A key help page to get your wiki ready for FandomDesktop is the FandomDesktop conversion guide. It contains tips and tricks for getting the most out of FandomDestop for your wiki.

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For more information on FandomDesktop, please refer to the following links:

Help and support

If you need help with FandomDesktop, there are some options for you:

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