Gamepedia SEO migration (UCP)

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As part of the Unified Community Platform project, we will be beginning our migrations for Gamepedia with 39 wikis. These wikis have been selected because they will provide useful data for impacts of search engine optimization (SEO) from the UCP infrastructure. Only English wikis have been selected for this first migration batch, so as to streamline critical support.

In Phase 1 of the UCP project, the only major difference between legacy Gamepedia and UCP Gamepedia will be search, as Gamepedia on the UCP will use the same search feature as Fandom. The remaining look and feel of Gamepedia should be largely unchanged. Gamepedia is already very close to its UCP counterpart, on account of it being up to date with MediaWiki and having fewer customizations than legacy Fandom. As such, the migrations should be quite smooth. For duration context, most Fandom migrations have been completed within hours.

Given the complexity of many one-off configurations within the Gamepedia network, there is the possibility that some things will not migrate correctly. When this happens, DO NOT PANIC. The data is safe on the legacy copy and can be brought back over. Just reach out to us with all relevant details to help ID the missing data and we'll work to get it sorted.

How migration will work

Starting sometime on or after September 23rd, your wiki will go through the following steps:

  • Your wiki will go read-only
  • A backup of your content will be made
  • A copy of that backup will be made and will stay on the legacy platform
  • We will spot check for critical errors.
  • The wiki domain will then point to the version on the UCP and your wiki will no longer be read-only

The time from start to finish depends on how much “stuff” there is to migrate and how complex it is. Wikis with lots of pages will take longer than wikis with fewer pages. Additionally, wikis with extensive Cargo use may take longer than others. During the migration process, we are able to switch back to the old platform copy if critical errors are detected.

Which wikis are going in the SEO round?

The 39 wikis are…

  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • ATLAS
  • Call of Duty Esports
  • CrossCode
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Diablo
  • Dragalia Lost
  • Elements Awoken
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Final Fantasy Exvius
  • Fallout
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Feed the Beast
  • Grim Dawn
  • Guild Wars PvX
  • Hades
  • Hearthstone
  • Honkai Impact 3
  • Idle Champions
  • Identity V
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance
  • Langrisser
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Neon Abyss
  • Overwatch
  • Pathfinder Kingmaker
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Scrap Mechanic
  • SCP CB
  • The Alchemist Code
  • The Escapists
  • Total War Warhammer
  • Vampires Fall Origins
  • Vermintide 2
  • West of Loathing
  • Yonder
  • Zelda

What’s next?

We will be monitoring these wikis as they migrate and checking their performance after migration. When we are satisfied with the data, the remainder of the Gamepedia network will follow in batches.