Wikia v WikiFree

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Do you miss the Monaco skin?
All ShoutWiki wikis can now have the Monaco skin, see this announcement. You can also add the Monaco skin to your wiki in 10 minutes (Detailed instructions) (Discussion and questions)

Below are the differences between Wikia and WikiFree and detailed instructions on how to leave Wikia for WikiFree.

Differences between Wikia and WikiFree[edit | edit source]

See also: Help § Instructions to leave Wikia for WikiFree.
Feature WikiFree Wikia
Choice of skin WikiFree allows users to choose the following skins: Apex, BlueSky, Blueprint, Bouquet, Cologne Blue, DeskMessMirrored, Example, Foreground, Modern, Monaco, MonoBook, Nostalgia, Truglass, Vector, WPtouch, funtoo Wikias are forced to use Oasis, the current Wikia skin.
Leaving the wiki Deletes wikis on requestTemplate:Citation needed Refuses to delete the wiki on request, staff will block and desysop editors who advertise the new website.
Advertising WikiFree is ad-free!
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10 locations:

  1. Banner ad at the top
  2. video ad which takes up over 25% of the screen width, in the sidebar
  3. side vertical ad below site's pictures and Wikia spotlights
  4. 2 video ads at the bottom
  5. advertising other wikias at the top (links in entertainment, gaming, lifestyle)
  6. advertising other wikias on side (Wikia spotlights)
  7. advertising other wikias on bottom. (Wikia spotlights)
  8. Advertisements on green links randomly placed in the article
  9. A slider ad (the same placed over the recent activity module) when you scroll down the page. (see wikia:User blog:Ciencia Al Poder/December update - New ad formats for your visitors)
  10. Ad after clicking an external link
Ad free hosting All WikiFree-hosted wikis are ad-free. No longer available as of August 7, 2015[1]
Load times 6.8 seconds to load page[2] 5.3 seconds to load page[2]
Extensions Further information: Wikia v WikiFree/extensions
BlogArticles[3] At request Yes
Forum At request Yes
Achievements No Yes
Poll (Ajax poll) Yes Yes
ShoutBox At request No
Rich Text Editor At request Yes
Liquid Threads At request No

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ad free wikis - Wikia Community Central[dead link] - "Wikia recently started offering ad-free wikis for $19.95 a month. Any wiki with less than 20,000 pageviews per month is eligible for this program." On November 24, 2010, the program was still ongoing (see Talk:Ad free wikis § Still ongoing?). On May 13, 2015, the outdated page was deleted by DaNASCAT.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Compare Reports:,, GTmetrix.
  3. Coding