Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
- You can now see how many editors are using a gadget on a wiki on Special:GadgetUsage. 
- If you are using the mobile version of Wikipedia, you can now see Wikidata descriptions under article titles in search results. 
- Editing conflicts are now detected when you edit on a mobile device. Before, this did not work properly on mobile. 
- On October 26 the Wikimedia sites went down for ten minutes. 
Changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from November 3. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from November 4. It will be on all Wikipedias from November 5 (calendar).
- A help link will be added to Special:Search. Administrators might have to update the MediaWiki:Search-summary message to avoid two help links. 
- Empty list items could be allowed in the future. If so, this could affect some templates. 
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