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.

Notable Changes

Detailed CSS updates can be found at - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

  • When clicking a redlink with the new VisualEditor enabled, anonymous users will see a short message "The article [name] does not yet exist on this wikia. You can help out by adding a few sentences." with an option to proceed or cancel. This will facilitate some tracking to help us learn more about how anonymous users interact with redlinks, and may be changed in the future.

Select Known Issues

  • Some users are not able to view chat on OS X. If you are experiencing this, please send in a report to Special:Contact.
  • The green and red notification bars (shown when you move pages or log out) blend into the background when viewing Wikia at higher resolutions.

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