Guide to World Configuration
This guide goes over all of the settings under the world configuration menu! Use this to finetune your world's settings such as cover image, date, co-authors, css and more!
NameThis is the name of your world. It can literally be the name of your world, or it could be the name of your setting! For example, The Elder Scrolls is the name of a setting, but Nirn is the name of a world. You can change your world name at any point, so don't feel like you have to start a new one! Note that if you change your world name, it will have a new url for the world - so if you have shared links to your world on social media or other profiles it will need updating.
IntroductionThis is a place to provide a short introduction to your world so that people know what it's about. You can also use BBCode here to insert images, links, article blocks and more. This will display on the front page of your world, below the title.
RPG SystemsHere you can select which RPG systems your world is using, if any. If this setting doesn't show, you need to enable RPG features in your account details.
GenresHere you can select any relevant genres that apply to your world to help other people find it when browsing.
Word CountIf you are a guild member you can set a global word count goal for your world, and change it whenever you like! This goal tracker will appear in the form of a progress bar on your world's dashboard.
Date & Time
Current DateThis is where you can set the current date that your world is taking place in. With this filled in, if you create a character and set their birth date, the article will calculate how old that character is. The Current displayed date is for purely displaying purposes (which means that you can use non-numeric characters) and will appear in the world's home page.
Global Era Before and After Year 0Here you can set an era name and abbreviation for events occuring before the year 0 (e.g. Before Cataclysm (BC) and After Reckoning (AR)). These will be used in timelines.
Privacy stateIf you are a guild member you can set your world to Private so that it is only visible by you (or your Subscribers and Co-authors if you grant them access. See Guide to Subscribers and Guide to Authors).
LanguageThis is where you can select the primary language you wish your world to be displayed in. As translations are being implemented this will alter the language of the headers appearing in your world's page and article templates.
Custom access denied pageIf you are a Guild Member of Grandmaster rank or above, you are able to set a world article that will be displayed when readers try to access a private article. This replaces the regular "Multipass?" page.
World URL SlugIf you are a Grandmaster of the Guild (or above), you can set a custom url slug for your world. This replaces the "world-author" format of regular world URLs. You can see an example of how this looks in the URL of this very page!
Home page display optionsIf you are a Guild Member, you have three options to choose whether you want recent articles, the table of contents, and uncategorized articles to appear in the Home page of your world or not.
Global Copyright FooterIf you are a Guild Member, you can use this section to establish the copyright for the entirety of your world. Anything you put here will appear at the bottom of most pages of the world. You can easily use a Creative Commons licence for your world using one of the BBCode tags. Expand to see all Creative Commons licence tags.
- Creative Commons Attribution: [licence:cc-by]
- Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike: [licence:cc-by-sa]
- Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives: [licence:cc-by-nd]
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial: [licence:cc-by-nc]
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: [licence:cc-nc-sa]
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives: [licence:cc-by-nc-nd]
Worlds Profile Display WeightIf you have more than one world, you can set the display weight to change which order your worlds are listed in on your author profile.
Themes & Styling
ThemeIf you are a guild member you can choose a premade theme to change the appearance of your world's articles. Check out Theme References for more info.
Discord WebhookIf you are a Grandmaster Guild member (or above) you can set up a webhook so that article updates will be sent to your personal Discord server. More information in the Guide to Setting up a Discord Webhook.
Social Media ProfilesYou can set up Patreon, Twitter, Twitch and Discord accounts of your world. They will appear in your world's home page in rich format (i.e. a Twitter stream, a live Twitch stream, and Patreon and Discord buttons).
- Make A Request
- Getting started guide
- Guide to Creating and Using Categories
- Guide to the Article list
- Guide to Images
- Guide to BBCode Commands
- Guide to BBCode Formatting
- Guide to CSS Formatting
- Guide to Subscribers
- Guide to Authors
- Guide to Secrets
- Guide to Timelines
- Guide to Maps
- Guide to World Configuration
- Guide to Ingots
- Guide to Themes
- Guide to Using Reddit
- Guide to block templates
- Guide to Setting up a Discord Webhook
- Guide to the mention system