Guide to the ToDo List
Getting to the to-do listYour world dashboard has a widget with the to-do list on the right side of the page, but you can access it at any point using the To-do List option under "Advanced Tools" in the sidebar:
Other than the dedicated page, the to-do list also appears (collapsed by defualt) in two other interfaces:
- Article editing page: look for it among the panels in the right side.
- World dashboard: among the panels on the right side.
Navigating the interfaceThe to-do list page has a very straightforward interface. The left panel displays the to-do list itself, while you can use the right panel to create new items. Let's break it down!
Understanding the to-do listThe to-do list is not just a mere task list. For example, after using the list for a while you will notice that the checkboxes and the left borders have different colors. The left border contains information about the items's priority, while the checkbox color tells you information about the items's completion state.
From highest to lowest priority: red, orange, green, blue, and purple. You can change the priority of a task using the little arrows that appear when you hover the task.
Item statesThe checkboxes are not clickable. Instead, their state will update according to the state of the article they are linked to:
An empty gray box means that the article hasn't been created, while an empty yellow box means that it's a Draft and Work in progress. A checked yellow box means that the article is published but still WIP, while a blue check is a mark of total completion! The checkboxes will be updated after refreshing the page.
Creating a new taskThere are many ways to add new items to the to-do list. From the to-do list page, use the right panel to enter a description, the title of the article to be created, its template, and its priority. An item is not necessarily linked to an article, though —to create an independent item, just fill in the description and the priority, leaving the article title and template blank. Remember to click the Create item button at the bottom!
Placeholder linksWorld Anvil uses the mention system to link articles, and you can use it to create links for articles that don't exist yet, for example:
Example placeholder(object).The to-do list is always looking for new placeholders, and when you save an article with a placeholder link, it will automatically be added to the list with a Normal priority. Items added automatically from placeholders also display the article in which you added the placeholder so that you can keep track of everything.