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See Portal:Interface customization or WoW Development for information about WoW development.

This is a refererece for the current state development on the WoWWiki wiki site itself.

  • The 'talk page' for this page is intended to host active discussion as needed during wiki development.
  • See Portal_talk:Main for Portal breakdown, details and specifics.
  • Pictures, screen shots, or other media can be placed here WoWWiki:Development/Media.
  • See Admin for admin maintenance informaiton and critical paths.

Important information

General wiki development critical paths.

  • Portal:Main is a protected page, and only be editable by admins.
  • Sub-portals, and high-volume pages are semi-protected pages. Only editable by established editors.
  • WoWWiki namespace is for content pages for wiki itself. Re-purposed from old portal page namespace.
  • MediaWiki: namespace holds client code and is protected. Only editable by admins.
  • Template: namespace is for other 'non-content' infrastructure.
  • These free the main namespace to be actual content for WoW.
Major portals or WoWWiki entry points, are
Major 'client' code pages are
Major wikified extension based user templates are
  • {{TwitterFeed}} - custom twitter extension
  • {{Tabber}} - custom tabber extension
  • {{AjaxTables}} - custom on demand ajax wiki table loader for wiki pages.
  • {{SlideShow}} - custom general purpose rotating wiki banner and slider.
Important extension and infrastrure pieces are (passive)
Other areas
  • WoWWiki:Semantic MediaWiki - 'SMW' discrete data wiki experiment (may be removed)
  • Help:Welcome tool - welcome messages for new anonymous and registered users on their user talk pages.
  • MediaWiki:Movepage-moved - after page moved message
  • Special:AllMessages - all messages
  • Special:Top - top traffic pages for checking functionality
  • Modules - list of modules on this wiki, similar to templates


Wikia Cache bugs

Advanced features like 'TwitterFeed' stop working and just show verbatim template names as tags in the browser output text on the page.
Why does this happen
Appears to be a Wikia page caching bug, specific to verbatim blocks, and appears to happen on certain Wikia side server changes like during last server move, and when TOC was updated to use OL.  Clearing the cache, via action=purge or edit/publish causes the verbatim block to function again. Then clearing the regular template actually used by the wiki pages, will automatically clear cache and rebuild all relevant pages within 5 to 10 minutes, or so.
Old Resolution
Visit the {{TwitterFeed}} page and follow the instructions. If it happens to one, it will happen to the other. Can take up to 10 mins to finish updating, just like CSS changes.
Current resolution
Tabber and TwitterFeed have been changed to longer use verbatim blocks.

See also