Liquipedia:Liquipedia News

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May 31, 2016
April 5, 2016
  • A new box has been added to the Main page. It is named "Matches", and includes ongoing and upcoming matches. The list is created via Semantic Media Wiki, using matches with a date and time on Liquipedia. The list will update every 5 minutes.
March 5, 2016
  • Liquipedia Commons is officially launched. On the other Liquipedia wikis, uploading has been disabled, as all files will have to be uploaded to the Commons wiki. This centralized file resource will help us be more consistent for some images such as team logos or to share player photos across several wikis.
September 29, 2015
  • The wiki software has been upgraded, from MediaWiki 1.22.5 to 1.25.2.
    • The skins had to be updated, but the visual result should be the same. One exception is that lock icons for HTTPS links are gone.
    • Category pages can now be moved. It is not a category move though, just a move of the page for the category.
    • The extension VideoFlash has been replaced by EmbedVideo for video embeds (mainly YouTube videos). This also means support for HTML5 videos has been dropped.
February 27, 2015
  • Images thumbnails aligned right no longer require that the right side is cleared of any other element and will now stack on top of ads, infoboxes, or each other.
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Old News[edit]

January 15, 2015
  • Template:Infobox_Player_2 was replaced by a refreshed version of Template:Infobox_Player
November 19, 2014
November 18, 2014
  • Prize pool tables should be done with the new {{Prize pool start}} which has been added.
September 30, 2014
September 20, 2014
  • Added new static and dynamic tabs with better support for mobile devices.
May 23, 2014
  • Added new Infobox icons/updated old ones making them look better.
May 9, 2014
  • Added Patches page to Portal.
April 30, 2014
  • New template for showing cross wiki articles, {{Liquipedia links}} which adds image links in the top right of articles.
April 11, 2014
  • Semantic MediaWiki was implemented along with some other new extensions, report any bugs as you see them.
March 12, 2014
February 25, 2014
January 9, 2014
  • Changed Featured Article to TaeJa.
January 8, 2014
  • Added portal for WCS. Also there's 2 new templates from it, one for the schedule and the other for the portal tabs. Both can be used in other places where they apply.
September 12, 2013
  • Added icon for matches in brackets with extra info in the match detail pop up box.
June 8, 2013
  • Count down template added for schedule table, {{ScheduleCountdown}}. Functionality was added to brackets and groups as well.
May 14, 2013
  • We have a new template for displaying player achievements: {{AchievementTable}}.
May 11, 2013
  • The {{Quote}} template got an updated style.
May 7, 2013
  • We have launched our WCS portal, new features include a count down timer as well as some smaller changes to the common CSS file, also a banner added to main page, this will be replaced soon enough with a regular banner icon in the portal window. Expect a count down timer template to be out soon, as well as it being incorporated into the {{GroupTableStart}} template.
May 1, 2013
  • March was a record month for Liquipedia, we had over 13.9 million pageviews in total across all three wikis.
  • Changes to the {{Team/TBD}} and {{Team/TBA}} templates, making use of the {{Abbr}} template
April 30, 2013
  • WCS Standings article gets a lot of work done to it, google-doc to create most of the code to make it easier to update the huge list.
  • Player infobox had WCS points and ranking added.
March 23, 2013
  • Big update to the brackets. The Match-Info boxes were moved into the brackets and player highlighting.
January 23, 2013
  • Latest Transfers box was added to the Main Page. Showing the latest player trades and transfers.
December 23, 2012
September 10, 2012
  • Our 23rd Liquipedia News post on Team Liquid is finally out! In it, we discuss gains we have made in the past since our last post, as well as an insight into the things that we are working towards in the future with your help. Feel free to check it out on the forums here.
September 9, 2012
  • Join us today for the start of our very own Heart of the Swarm beta analysis show featuring Sheth! For more information, and to watch the stream, see the TL thread.
September 7, 2012
September 4, 2012
  • Heart of the Swarm closed beta begins. Lots of pages to be added! HotS units and units changed in HotS are being added as a separate subpage. See: Mothership vs Mothership/HotS.
August 20, 2012
  • The Main Page design has been updated. Dedicated space has been added for a featured article, which will be rotated once a month, as well as a space for important StarCraft II news as well as a proper list of highlighted tournaments. Portal links have also been given more prominence. Your assistance in keeping everything updated is appreciated. The boxes aimed for contributors can be found (along with some other ones) in the Community Portal.

August 5, 2012

  • Media, such as interviews and image galleries, are becoming more common in the StarCraft II scene and we want to archive them properly. Use Liquipedia:GalleryTemplate for large events with multiple external links or {{ExternalMediaLink}} for smaller media lists such as player interview sections

June 29, 2012

  • There is a shiny new strategy portal for the sons of Aiur and it represents the first step towards a better strategy coverage on Liquipedia. If you would like to join us in this endeavor, please visit the corresponding project page.

June 13, 2012

  • There is still a Preview button on the edit screen. Previewing edits before submitting makes all of our editors' lives easier. Please use the preview feature before submitting!

May 11, 2012

  • The match summary box has been updated, to look more like the group match list. It now also displays the match scores, links to VODs, interviews, previews, and reviews.

May 1, 2012

  • We have upgraded to MediaWiki version 1.18.3. Most improvements are pretty hard to see, but there is a new wiki editor that you can enable in your preferences, should you wish to try it out. Additionally, cache settings have been tweaked and we should see better performance on the wiki across the board.

April 26, 2012

  • The links on the flags have changed to go to the category page of that nation/region. Like this flag Sweden is now linked to Category:Sweden. Not all nations with flags have category pages yet, so feel free to create them and link the sub-categories (such as categories for players, tournaments, or teams) to the page.

March 22, 2012

  • A new Match List template for group play was added called {{MatchList}}, this is the first template with a new feature where we can not just show / hide the whole table, but we can additionally show / hide particular rows, we will use this for map results and thus the link in the title row of the table is +maps and -maps.

February 4, 2012

  • The Contributors forum has been created! It's a great place for regular contributors to discuss standards and suggest things and have all sorts of other neat discussions. If you can't see it yet, contribute more! You'll get there soon.

December 4, 2011

  • As we grow we expect more and more decisions to be made by the general consensus of active editors and it is important that everybody's opinion is heard. As it is currently difficult to keep track of discussions, the Liquipedia:Discussions portal has been created to help you find the active discussions on the wiki.

November 7, 2011

  • Check out the latest Liquipedia Review #21, it shows off Navboxes and the ToAnchor templates and how they're changing the way people have to browse Liquipedia 2. There's also a cool interview with Gecko, a contributor on Liquipedia 1, and some other news detailing the progress on the BroodWar tournament pages.

November 1, 2011

September 26, 2011

  • The Liquipedia Review #20 has been posted. Detailing the bracket changes. Also asking for help with old Brood War tournaments still needing to have articles over on Liquipedia 1.

September 20, 2011

  • We have added a {{Navbox}} template, allowing for large groups of pages to be easily connected. A new template called {{HiddenAnchor}} has also been added, please use this when adding entries to pages with long lists. Further explanation is available here.

August 9, 2011

  • There's a new Liquipedia Review #19 out. Also the racial colours have changed to a slightly paler shade of their previous colours and random is now a pale orange. We've also added the Google +1 buttons to all the pages (including this one), click on it if you like a page.

June 14, 2011

  • We're doing things! We're simply amazed at the number of pages which are getting edited and added these days, and as such we figured we'd make a page to tell everyone pages we think are awesome! Feel free to contribute.

May 25, 2011

May 9, 2011

  • Links to a players Fan Club page can now be added to the player infobox by setting the variable |fanpage= in the {{Infobox Player}} template on the player's page.

May 5, 2011

  • List of Tournaments without a page was made for tournaments that are/were notable but lacks a page. Feel free to update the list with other notable tournaments or start a page about one of the tournaments listed.

April 28, 2011

  • A progress reward similar to how the brood war unit picture works on forum has been implemented for contributions to Liquipedia. Liquipedia weekly #17

April 2, 2011

  • We have new icons for races. . It will take a little while before all pages are updated, as all 500+ of them have to be reviewed individually.

March 28, 2011

  • Changes have been made the to the {{player}} template, with a new optional variable link you can now customize how the link from the player will be, removing the need for the {{playersp}} template.

March 19, 2011

  • TSL 3 Bracket Competition begins. Check the current standings on the rankings page.

March 7, 2011

  • We have upgraded to MediaWiki 1.16.2. Please report any issues at the Feedback Thread. It also allows you to use the new vector skin (see preferences)!

February 24, 2011

  • New default skin for the wiki. If you want to use the old one you can change the skin choice in preferences to liquipediatwo.

February 13, 2011

  • Check out this awesome video by Chobopeon!


February 9, 2011

  • A new infobox for shows and podcasts has been created {{Infobox Show}}. For a template page for show pages go to Show Template.

January 30, 2011

January 19, 2011

January 12, 2011

  • Editing Liquipedia now requires you to log in with your account.

November 23, 2010

November 10, 2010

October 20, 2010

  • We now have 4 standard templates for minerals, gas, build time and supply. Use {{minerals}}, {{gas}}, {{buildtime}}, and {{supply}}. You can even use variables for the corresponding race icon.

August 2, 2010

  • A tutorial for creating a tournament page is now available here.

July 21, 2010

  • IMPORTANT: Help us review all the Unit and Spell pages!
  • New Liquipedia section: The ultimate SC2 single player walk-through. Check what's missing at Campaign, start contributing using the MissionTemplate or check out the first mission: Liberation Day.
  • All Player pages have had a minor revamp and update ready for WoL's release. It's time for some Liquipedia housekeeping so join in and try and improve any article you can!
  • Liquipedia has had its first birthday! Join the celebrations!
  • There is also a Liquipedia writing contest going on, with a Hwaseung Team Shirt as the prize! The details are here.
  • Patch Changes are here! (version
  • New sections being added: Spells, Players, Leagues and Strategy.
  • StarCraft II sections now underway are Players, Units, Buildings and Maps.
  • Patch Changes are here! (updated with
  • With the announced release of the StarCraft II Beta, Liquipedia is expanding as well
  • Liquipedia looking for new enthusiastic contributors to help out!