The Dashboard provides an overview of the world, is a place where you can create new articles and other resources, and where you can access other useful information about the world. The dashboard layout has three columns. The leftmost column contains the explorer with a search bar and the lists of articles and other resources for browsing the world's content. The middle column displays either the article creation buttons or a preview of the content selected in the Explorer, and the rightmost column displays the word count goal, continue working, and a link to check the world statistics.
The Explorer is an easy way to browse, view, and make minor edits to the world's resources.
tab displays a tree view of all categories
and articles. Click the category name to expand it and see all the categories and articles within it. Select any item to bring it up in the dashboard. The article can be viewed and some quick edits can be made in the main content area.
tab of the explorer displays a list of all article templates
. Clicking on the type will display a list of all articles with that template.
tab contains a list of worlds maps
. Clicking on a map will display it to the right.
The search bar
above the tabs is used to search articles, timelines
, historical events, map markers, notebooks, and image
metadata. It compares against the title, tags, and some of the generic content fields and returns the results.
Create new incredible things!
The middle column has a collection of green buttons that create various resources on the World Anvil. The buttons are grouped into four blocks. The first block contains the most frequently used article templates, followed by the less frequently used article templates. In each group, they are displayed in alphabetical order.
The third block contains maps, secrets
, historical events, and timelines.
The fourth block contains either Dungeons and Dragons 5e
or Pathfinder 2e
statblock templates, if one of those systems is selected for the world. Otherwise, there are no statblock template buttons.
Note that the article template buttons immediately create a new article with no title. Even if nothing is added when you exit the editor, the article still exists. These articles can be restored and deleted in the Articles
This feature is available to Master, Grandmaster
This widget displays a progress bar for the world's word count towards the goal. Hover over it to see the details. To edit it, click on the progress bar, which will take you directly to the world configuration
This widget displays a list of the five most recently updated articles in the world. Click on the title of the article to get to the editor directly and continue writing or use the eye-icon button to view it.
Review World Statistics
This feature is available to Grandmaster
The "Review World Statistics" button leads to two widgets that display some world statistics. The first shows the current total number of comments, likes, articles, and followers in the world.
The graph below shows the number of articles, comments, followers, likes, views, and words in the world over time. These statistics come from a static database that only records these statistics for the days you are viewing this graph. And it records at most once every two calendar days. This can make the graphs look a little strange if a lot of data is missing.