Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we’re posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Searches were failing when the search term contained no Latin-script characters. This fix is already live.
  • The source mode link suggestion dropdown will no longer overlap the cursor when near the bottom of the page.
  • Additional fixes for instances where the visual editor can incorrectly add linespaces in tables.

Other Notable Changes

  • Grunny's script to automatically create your user page on a wiki has been released on the Wikia Developer's Wiki. This script can be added to your personal JS and gives you a "Create user page" link under your username drop-down. See the script page on the wiki for more information.
    • Note: there is much more on the Wikia Developer's Wiki that may be of interest for anyone more technically-minded. Visit to find out more.

Select Known Issues

  • While viewing an article, categories inherited from templates may appear to vanish if you use the category tool to add a new category. This is only a visual issue - refreshing the page will show them again.

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