Categories will help you organize your world!
What are categories
On the main page of your world, you have a table of contents
. The ToC is built up of your articles that are organized under categories. You can order these categories yourself and even choose which names you want the categories to have.
Fresh out of the box, the ToC doesn't show up. But after adding your first article it will appear.
When you have atleast one completed article that isn't a draft, this is how the ToC of your world should look.
You don't have to add categories if you don't want to. This is how it will look without categories. However, your article list will become very long if it isn't split into categories.
Find the option Categories
in the left side bar and click it:
You can also access the categories from the green power hammer button, even from the presentation view:
The top 'category' link will take you to the Create a category
page right away, while the bottom 'categories' link will take you to the overview. We are going to visit the category overview first, so click it to access the category overview:
This is the category overview/tree. Let's create a new one with the Create a new Category
button at the top.
This is the top part of the category page. Let's fill in these boxes and then move on. You need to name the categories but you don't have to fill in the other two.
These checkmarks are below the previous text boxes and can be used to adjust how the category will be displayed.
If you want your categories only in the ToC, it isn't necessary to learn about the other boxes on this page you can click here
to learn how to move categories around or click here
if you want to learn how to add the articles to your categories.
The first checkbox, if checked, will transform your category into this beautiful book on the main page, right below the description of your world.
If you uncheck the second box, the name of the category will disappear from the book cover. This is nice if you have made a custom image for your books, or you just don't want the name there.
Below the checkboxes, you will find the options highlighted in red. The book-style cover will be displayed only if you checked the corresponding checkbox in the previous step. The 'page cover' will be applied in the category page header.
In the box to the left, Book-style cover
, you can upload the custom image for your book category. If you have already added the images you want to use to your world you will find them in the library list. Otherwise, use the browse button to find them on your computer.
In the box to the right, Page cover
, you can add headers for the category. If you click on a category
while visiting a world it will take you to a page that lists all the articles in that category. This is where that header will show.
These are the last boxes on the create category page.
. If you want this category to be inside another category this is where you will find that category.
If you have a category named "Species" you can add other categories under that, for example; Non-sapient and Sapient.
You can also do this on the Category overview page, it's simpler to do it there but it's good to know what these boxes do. We're heading to the overview after this so click here
if you aren't interested in the other boxes
The last two, access and subscriber groups are only available if you are a guild member
, here you can choose if you want your category to be public or private.
can see private articles. Here you can pick which subscriber groups you want to give the privilege of being able to look at this category. More information in the Guide to Subscribers
The category overview
This is the overview, if you use the tree view you will be able to move the categories around. Place the mouse pointer on the category you want to move. The pointer will turn into a hand and you can move the category around by clicking and holding the left mouse button.
Placing a category below and a bit to the side of another will nest that category under it, as you can see on the left, Tree View, image.
If you have a lot of categories you can look at them in the Alphabetic view
and even search them if there is a special one you are looking for.
Add articles to your categories
To add an article to a category you need to go to the article you want to add and click on the navigation tab. Scroll down a bit on the navigation tab and you will see this box:
If you uncheck the box Show in table of contents,
the article will only show up when the viewer clicks on the category in the ToC. If you check the box Emphasize in the table of contents
the article name will be italicized in the ToC. When you click on the Category: make a selection
box, a list of your categories will appear. Choose the category you want the article to appear under. If you have a long list of categories you can type the name of the category and it will appear.
Adding many articles to a category
Go to the article list, where you can use both the tree view (with a drag-and-drop system) or the alphabetical view (using check boxes and the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page) to quickly categorize or uncategorize articles. More information in the Guide to the Article list
This needs to be filled in
If you want this category to be listed under another category in the Table of Contents - choose the parent category here.
is the vignette (large text section) for the category.
Custom content (1-5):
These are content sections that you define. They're great for adding images, telling about articles that are important, custom containers that highlight information, character snippets that are interesting, and anything else you want to highlight for the category. These will be used in the next tab,Design
On this tab you can drag and drop any of the content you want to have displayed in the different sections. For example, you can drag the Table of Contents to the top or all the way to the right.
The wide box goes directly under the Category Description. Next the 3 columns will display thin columns on the category page. The wide bottom box is basically the category footer.
Any of the boxes you don't want displayed on the category page, you can drag to the Unused Sections
The Visibility Settings
checkboxes are the same as in category creation.
and Page Cover
are the same as in category creation.
Default article cover
: The image you choose here will be added to the head of all articles under this category (unless the articles in question have a specific cover image set in their individual article settings).
Additional CSS Classes
are CSS classes/containers you may define to apply to the category. See Guide to CSS Formatting
for more information.
and Subscriber Groups
are the same as in category creation.
Adding Category links and boxes to articles
Access these category links edit your category
. This will appear in the right sidebar.
, if you want to link a category this is the link you should use.
Category link with a custom title
, this is self-explanatory. If you want to add a link to your article with a custom title this is the link you should use.
Category table of contents widget
, this link will link all articles under that category.
Like at the top of this page under the table of contents.
Category book widget
, this will put a book style cover link to your category.