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Feature Guide to the TODO List

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The todo list lets you plan your worldbuilding in an easy and organized way. It's great to keep your upcoming article plans, ideas and reminders while prioritizing what needs to be done first.



How to create a new ToDo item


The todo list can be accessed from the TODO List option in the left sidebar menu, under Advanced Tools. Clicking on the todo list option will slide open a field with all your created todo items and a green + Todo button to create a new one.



You can alternatively click on the green hammer button on the bottom right of your screen and select Todo to create a new one.

  1. After clicking on the "Todo" button, a pop-up will appear.
  2. Write the title of your todo item (it needs to be at least 4 letters long), the description (you can also do this later) and choose an article template from the drop down menu (this is optional).
    • if you choose a template, you will have the ability to easily create a linked article to that todo item.
  3. Click the submit button or Shift + Enter.

How to pin the Todo list


You can also pin the todo list on the bottom right of your screen for easier access! To do that:

  1. Click on the green hammer button on the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Scroll down until you find the Todo option.
  3. Mouse over it and click on the ''Pin Todo List'' option.

You will now have the todo list pinned as seen in this image. It will open when you click the blue fish button.


How the Todo list works


The todo list is not just a mere task list. The left border contains information about the items's priority, while the checkbox color and icon tells you information about the items's completion state.


Additionally, if you choose a template when creating your todo item, you can simply click on the name of that entry on your todo list to create a corresponding article for it. The todo item and the article will be linked. The todo items that have a corresponding article created will have a right arrow next to them on the list without needing to mouse over them.





From highest to lowest priority: red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple. You can change the priority of a task by hovering over it and clicking on the Change Priority button.


Item states


  • An empty box, indicates that the todo item is incompete and that an article hasn't been created for it.
  • A blue right arrow box, indicates that the todo item is in progress and its coresponding article (if any) is draft and WIP.
  • An orange bolt box, indicates that the todo item is in review and its coresponding article (if any) is published but still WIP.
  • A green checkmark box, indicates that the todo item is complete and its coresponding article (if any) is published and done.

You can click on the arrow next to the boxes to change their state. Their state will also update according to the state of the article they are linked to. The checkboxes will be updated after refreshing the page.


To start working on an item, just click it (provided that it has been linked to an article), and it will take you directly to a new article creation page for the template you selected.


How to delete a todo item

Items are not deleted automatically upon completion to avoid accidental removals. When you have finished working on an item, click the Archive option when mouse overing it. It will be moved to the Archived section of your todo list. There, you have the option to change its priority, re-open it and delete it. When you delete a todo item, the linked article will not get deleted along with it or vice versa.