You've landed at the Fandom Developers' Open Source Wiki — but feel free to call us the Dev Wiki!
We’re Fandom’s premier destination for people who are looking to take a deep dive into coding. Whether you’re interested in exploring our code repository or finding a new feature for your home wiki, we’ve probably got a page or two you’ll want to read. And there are lots of knowledgeable users around who are willing to lend a hand.
So take a few minutes to look around our front page. We think you’ll find something here that’ll help you make your part of Fandom just a bit more your own — just a little bit ‘’cooler’’.
But we do much more than that.
We help optimise the core Fandom code — also known as the Wikia App — so that it runs faster. We provide useful code review to catch bugs. We offer translation services for Fandom products. And we spitball the future by suggesting newer ways of looking at long-standing coding issues.
What’s the number one bug at Fandom? Easy. A lack of documentation. Either it’s way out of date or just woefully incomplete. One of the most important services our users do here at the Dev Wiki is just to write instructions for various Fandom features, as well as for the code that’s uniquely developed here.
A lot of people don’t know that there is some documentation for the base MediaWiki software online. If you’ve never looked at a wiki as a piece of software, here's a good place to start reading. You’ll probably also want to take a look at some general MediaWiki coding conventions.
Obviously, though, one of the best places to start improving Fandom's documentation is over at our shared help files on Community Central.
Members of our engineering team stop by from time to time to give a helpful note or three. Check 'em out!