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!  

Basic Information

Name

This 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.  

Introduction

This 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.  

Readability

Language

This 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.  

Access & Permissions

World state

If you are a guild member you can set your world to Private so that it is only visible by you (or your Subscribers if you grant them access).  

Time Setting

Current Date

This 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.  

Before Year 0

Here you can set an era name and abbreviation for events occuring before the year 0 (e.g. Before Cataclysm (BC))  

After Year 0

Here you can set an era name and abbreviation for events occuring after the year 0 (e.g. After Reckoning (AR))  

Genres

Here you can select any relevant genres that apply to your world to help other people find it when browsing.  

Goals

Word Count

If 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.  

Social

Here you can add in any social media profiles you wish to link so that people can support and follow your work.  

Display

Worlds Profile Display Weight

If 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.  

Display Table of Contents

If you are a guild member you can decide if you want the table of contents for your world visible or hidden.  

Display Recent Articles Widget

Here you can decide if you want the recent articles to display on your world homepage or not.  

Global Cover

If you are a guild member you can set a global cover which will be applied to each article with no specifically assigned cover.  

Theme

If 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.  

Cascade Stylesheets (CSS)

If you are a guild member and have knowledge of CSS, you can make your own unique theme! Check out the Guide to CSS Formatting for more info.  

Role Playing Gaming Settings

RPG Systems

Here 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.

World Co-Authors

If you are a guild member you can add co-authors to your world. Read more: Guide to Creating and Handling Co-authors.  

Upload Cover Image

This is where you upload the cover image that will show on the front page of your world.  

Transfer World

If you wish to transfer your world to another user, you can do so here. This is not an automatic process. The request will be reviewed and you will be informed when it takes place.  

Delete World

If you really wish to delete your world, you can do so here. This process is irreversible.

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3 Jan, 2019 05:20

"Delete World If you really wish to delete your world, you can do so here. This process is irreversible."   Where?

3 Jan, 2019 10:01

In your world configuration, scroll all the way down and it's on the right hand side at the bottom.