The development team has re-enabled the Site Notice feature for all Fandom wikis. Admins can edit this on /wiki/MediaWiki:Sitenotice to provide wiki-level notifications to all users. This fills the stopgap solution provided by the WikiaNotification script, which will be deprecated now that Site Notice is enabled.
Why is this good for you? It allows you to provide high-value announcements to all of your wiki’s visitors, including logged-out users and mobile users, through a native MediaWiki feature.
Best Practices for Site Notice Use
- Use a site notice for important or temporary messages updates only. If a site notice used too often, regular users to your wiki might begin to ignore it, which makes it harder to get the really important notices out. When not needed, clear the message as mentioned above.
- Keep site notices short and sweet — one or two lines of text with links to more extensive information is best.
- Keep page load times fast by avoiding images, polls, DPL, or other extensions in the site notice.
- Consider whether to use the MediaWiki:Anonnotice, which allows you to talk only to users that are not logged in, or to show a different message to that group.
That’s all! Have a great rest of your week :)
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