Anatomy of an Article (Pronunciation)

The subheading section of the design tab appears in the article directly under the title

Credits appear under the subheading
This article has all the generic article fields filled in. The heading of each section is the name of the box in the interface.

Vignette

The content of your vignette, together with the header section, appears in article Guide to Articles Previews & Tooltips
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This is where the template specific sections appear. Check out the rest of the template showcases to see what they are.

Footnotes

(SECTIONS > FOOTER SECTIONS)
This field appears below all the template specific sections.   Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Sidebar: Top

(SECTIONS > SIDEBAR SECTIONS)
Appears above the sidebar panel.   Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.

Sidebar Content Panel

Sidebar: Content Panel Top

(SECTIONS > SIDEBAR SECTIONS)
Appears inside of the panel and above the template specific content.   Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.  
All the template specific fields which are added to the sidebar appear right here.
 

Sidebar: Content Panel Bottom

(SECTIONS > SIDEBAR SECTIONS)
Appears inside of the panel and below the template specific content.   Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.
Sidebar: Bottom
(SECTIONS > SIDEBAR SECTIONS)
Appears below the sidebar panel.   Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.

Full Footer

This feature is available to Master, Grandmaster and Sage guild members.
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Cover image: Photo by Charles Deluvio

Comments

Author's Notes

(SECTIONS > FOOTER SECTIONS)
The content of the Author's notes is displayed on the very top of the comments section. It is not considered part of the article but a message from the author to the reader.


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22 Aug, 2019 02:30

Is the CSS template for this page (Codex) standard? I can't seem to get my world to match the look of this.

23 Aug, 2019 17:03

Looks to be all standard to me.

25 Aug, 2019 11:09

The Codex uses standard CSS (except for a few things here and there, such as the yellow "this feature is guild only" boxes). What are you having trouble with, exactly?

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
DCStories
Jesse Willow
15 Oct, 2020 02:46

Um... Can Freemen also change the look of their articles?

16 Oct, 2020 08:51

With limits. You don't have access to custom CSS or predefined themes, but you can use BBCode tags to polish the article's format. More information in the guide to BBCode commands

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
DCStories
Jesse Willow
19 Oct, 2020 11:01

Oh Alright. Thanks!

Dheran
Horatio Hornblower
31 Aug, 2019 22:33

How do I get access to Fool Footer? I can't seem to find it in any of the article templates.

2 Sep, 2019 21:57

It's under the sections tab about halfway down the page, right above the authors notes and credits!

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20 Dec, 2019 10:11

In an article, what is visible to players as opposed to the GM? I'd like to share information on things without revealing my whole hand, and I know I can use subscribers, but is there anything that by default is GM only, or can the players see anything I can see that is published and public?

20 Dec, 2019 21:38

The "NOTES FOR STORYTELLERS AND GMS" under your Vignette is only visible to you unless you check the box at the bottom right of it.   If you wish to reveal it later, I suggest using secrets and embedding them into the article to later activate with subscriber groups.

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AUniverse
A Universe
26 Dec, 2019 21:49

Is it possible to change the type of the article once you have already selected it? Eg. Change 'Location' to 'Building' ?

27 Dec, 2019 01:53

It is not, sorry!

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28 Apr, 2020 23:22

Is there a way to alter the appearance and content of the Default Panel that appears above the sidebar? For example, on an NPC article , it lists a brief description, as section titled "DM-Only Information", secrets, State, Type, etc. Alternatively, is it possible to hide this default panel?

28 Apr, 2020 23:35

With settings, no. That will fill out automatically based on any info you've filled in. If it's that much of a hassle, you can either take on making a custom Character template derived from the current one, or quick-hide it with CSS.   I'd have a hard time providing samples on here, but if you have questions after reading the guides to Blocks and CSS, let me know or, even better, join the discord and sync your roles to get help from the overall community!

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29 Apr, 2020 00:12

Thanks for the quick response. I found how to easily hide the panel using the theme CSS.

13 May, 2020 01:37

Is there a way to copy this template for use in my own world?

15 May, 2020 18:34

There is not, sorry!

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16 May, 2020 02:44

Oh, okay. Thanks! It's really useful regardless.

27 Jun, 2020 16:14

There was a popup that said if you're a guild member and you leave the sidebar content empty, that it becomes a full page. I am a Journeyman, and I have left the sidebar sections empty, yet when I preview it, the sidebar is still there. What am I doing wrong?

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28 Jun, 2020 05:11

That only applies to generic articles, I believe.

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28 Jun, 2020 18:25

OH, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you!

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Lexington
Pumpkin Juice
28 Jun, 2020 17:59

Thank you so much!

7 Jul, 2020 08:32

hello :) i cant see any preview of my own articles, but for example this one here is working for me. what am i doing wrong?

7 Jul, 2020 19:34

What happens when you try to see the preview?

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7 Jul, 2020 22:51

with my articles - when i hover over them - nothing happens, i have to click on them. with this one in the example (and lots of the published community ones) i can hover over them and i see the preview as intended

8 Jul, 2020 16:40

Under your World Settings > Display > Global World Display Options, make sure that DISPLAY ARTICLE TOOLTIPS is checked. Then on your articles make sure that your Display -> Mouseover Box and Excerpts have text in them.

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8 Jul, 2020 21:43

Thank you! I didnt checked the options.

31 Jul, 2020 02:22

I inserted a table (in the Sidebar Content Panel) and can't figure out how to delete it. I've tried highlighting it and using the Delete key, placing the cursor after it and using the backspace arrow key, and placing the cursor before it and using the Delete key. Nothing works, and I can't get rid of it. :( Please help!

31 Jul, 2020 03:07

Go here and swap your editor to a different option and try again. Let me know if that works.

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31 Jul, 2020 04:47

My "Editor Selection" was set to Plato. After switching it to Euclid, I was able to delete the table. (Thank you!) I then switched back to Plato, inserted a table (just as a test), and again I was unable to delete it.   Is this a bug (that will be fixed), or is the Plato option just not designed to handle tables (and other elements?) and I need to switch to a different editor permanently?

31 Jul, 2020 05:13

This is a bug for sure. I don't know if anyone has reported it, but I'll poke the Plato dev and let him know!

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31 Jul, 2020 05:19

Okay, thanks again! :)

26 Aug, 2020 21:48

I have big trouble making any sense of how to edit the sidebars. Please explain how to make the sidebar content panel look like the one in the example above. Thanks!

29 Sep, 2020 17:27

How do you add multiple headings to an article e.g. to separate a character's early life, later life, etc.

29 Sep, 2020 22:03

By adding your own headers. For example, if you put [h1]Header Name[/h1] it'll add a header to a field. Experiment by putting these in the vignette or other fields.

Header Name

Guide to BBCode Commands
Generic article | Nov 26, 2021

Using BBCode to format your text and layout

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16 Dec, 2020 04:32

What format do we use to set the ARTICLE COVER IMAGE. I've tried

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16 Dec, 2020 18:32

That's actually set under the design tab.

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25 Dec, 2020 12:28

That is where I am entering it. However, no matter how much I save, it has no effect and when I go back in that field is blank. Nothing I put in there stays. All my articles have the same header image.

31 Dec, 2020 21:58

Once you see the option you're looking for populate, you have to click the image to set it as the cover. Perhaps that's the issue?

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1 Jan, 2021 05:08

I was trying to put a ID:# into the field, not recognizing that it was a SEARCH box, not a field to enter code into like other image fields. When I did see my image come up, i took that as recognition that i got the code right. NOT that it was a listing of just one image to choose from, that I had to CLICK on to choose. SInce I didn't click it, the image was never set.

13 Mar, 2021 14:24

All my articles shall have the same cover (the same as the world at large). Is there really no other way than to put it into every single article under design? Can I maybe put it in the css file somewhere? If so, where? I have the journeyman tier (in case that is a requirement).

27 Mar, 2021 22:11

You can set a global default cover in the world config, on the righthand side in the dropdown labeled "upload cover image"

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29 Mar, 2021 14:41

Thank you :)

16 Apr, 2021 17:03

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27 Jul, 2021 17:38

Hello, my footnotes are appearing at the bottom of the right column, where the SIDEBAR:BOTTOM section is. It has the usual yellow scrollwork line below it, it's just in the wrong place. Is there an easy way to fix this?

28 Jul, 2021 15:28

My guess is that there are unclosed BBCode tags somewhere on that page that are making things move out of place. Can you double check that all BBCode tags are closed? If that doesn't work, please send me a link to the presentation side of the article. Let me know how it goes!

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
2 Aug, 2021 03:52

I don't know what's going on. Thinking it would be simpler I tried to make a new article, but on it, the footnote wouldn't show up at all. These are Military Conflict articles. I tried a Geographic Location, and the footnote was there, and in the proper place. Below is the link, thank you.   https://www.worldanvil.com/w/rune-roguesnthehouse/a/the-siege-of-sorrows-militaryConflict?preview=true

2 Aug, 2021 10:53

Your article is private/unpublished so I can't view it. But I've tried using footnotes in a Conflict article of my own and they aren't showing up either. I'll report it as a bug, but meanwhile, you can use the "full-width footer" as a work-around.

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
28 Sep, 2021 23:51

Hello, how do I post an image or a link in the body of an article and not have it take up the whole space from left to right? I see some folks who have images on the right side and text to the left of said image, both are in the body, not the sidebar.

30 Sep, 2021 13:37

You can specify a size and an alignment as parameters. For example, [img:123|left|50] will align the image to the left and make it 50 pixels wide. You can find all the options in the guide to images!

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
16 Nov, 2021 04:48

This worked great, thank you.