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If there's something you want added to this codex, please comment below.   The Codex is a slow-moving project, so things will be answered sporadically. When your question is answered I will respond to your comment.


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27 Feb, 2018 16:24

Visual guide to timelines (this is here more as a reminder and a notification for me when it's done! thanks)

9 Apr, 2018 22:20

PatheticBarrel made this wonderful tutorial:

30 Jun, 2018 13:44

Is there a way to add your own RPG system or at least define own set of stats (and how they interact with each other) for characters?

1 Jul, 2018 02:09

I found on your youtube chanel that i can do it with custom blocks but still have no idea how to do it :/

4 Jul, 2018 15:08

You first have to contact the team requesting a system (using the feedback form, emailing Dimi, or pinging him from the discord).   I'd suggest you join the discord, as we have a dedicated channel for this which can explain it well.   Thank you for the feedback, I will work on a guide for that!

2 Aug, 2018 20:15

Is it possible to add a Patheon category? For World Building purposes it would be helpful to keep deities and pantheons separate from Organizations and Characters.

2 Aug, 2018 20:34

A Pantheon is considered a type of Organization and can even be selected as one under the Organization Type.   And organization is merely a grouping of characters. From the Fellowship of the Ring to the Ultor Corporation, to the Greek Pantheon, all are just organizations just as Deities are just characters.   If your Deity isn't a physically manifested character, and is instead a story, I'd suggest using the Myth template.

25 Jan, 2019 10:54

Im a huge world anvil fan but i'd love a guide to the perks of being a guild member. Please and tnx if you make the guide.

25 Jan, 2019 18:09

This might be what you're looking for. There's also some videos slated for the next week to describe the tiers, so keep an eye out for that on the WorldAnvil youtube page!

25 Jan, 2019 19:18

Thank you very very much!

25 Jan, 2019 19:04

Question - If I have a PNG image, in this case, a blank scroll. Is there a way to have text laid over top of it? So basically have the image in the background and be able to input article text over it. I know I could likely just make the complete banner in Photoshop or something but I'm just curious if there is a way within the system to do this.

26 Jan, 2019 02:50

For more advice on CSS check out the CSS Guide or join the discord. :)

The following will only work for Grandmaster+


Example Image


Put this in your article

[container: con-img-background] [img:169171|nolink] [h1]Test[/h1] [p]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum dapibus, augue at porttitor dapibus, enim nulla volutpat nunc, sit amet posuere leo neque vel nibh. Integer mi mi, fermentum vitae ullamcorper venenatis, malesuada id nunc.[br][br]Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Cras blandit dictum arcu, tristique pellentesque tortor vestibulum in. Praesent in odio sit amet tellus elementum convallis vitae ut nunc. Praesent tempus rutrum tincidunt. Nam vel viverra arcu.[/p] [/container] Swap the image ID and text for your own.    


Put this in your CSS panel in your world config page

.user-css .con-img-background {
    position: relative;
    text-align: center;
.user-css .con-img-background h2 {
    text-align: left;
    padding: 10px 0px 5px 10px;
    height: 2%;
    margin: 0px;
    border: none;
    position: absolute;
    width: 100%;
    top: 1%;
.user-css .con-img-background img {
    border-radius: 0px 10px 10px 10px;
    opacity: 0.5;
.user-css .con-img-background .padding-10 {
    background: black;
    padding: 0px;
    border-radius: 0px 10px 10px 10px;
.user-css .con-img-background img {
    border-radius: 0px 10px 10px 10px;
    opacity: 0.5;
.con-img-background p {
    position: absolute;
    top: 10%;
    padding: 3%;
    height: 100%;
    border-radius: 0px 10px 10px 10px;    
.user-css .con-img-background .artist-credits {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 0;
    width: 100%;
    border-left: none;
    border-right: none;
    border-bottom: none;
    border-radius: 0px 0px 10px 10px;
  You do not have to put a header, it's just there in case you do.

28 Jan, 2019 15:37

Thanks! This helps tremendously, much appreciated.

21 Feb, 2019 20:59

Finding links to your articles, etc. is rather laborious. Would it be possible to add a page or list of your worlds articles so you can have them listed and ready for coping?

21 Feb, 2019 21:51

Theer's two ways to go about this.   The short way is, within your editor, to type the @ symbol followed by the name of the article you want to link. This will pull up a context menu where you can quickly click the article and it will paste in. You can even change the text in [brackets] to whatever you want and it will still link to that article.     The long way is if you go to your articles page, on the right (right between the wrench and the trash can, is the button to copy the link.   Hope that helps!

22 Feb, 2019 13:49

Thank you for the very quick reply.

3 Mar, 2019 20:26

Is there a tutorial how exactly the links work? I just started to use World Anvil and i´m a bit confused. I can refer to an article i have not yet written by writing for example "earth ". If i now view the article i can click on the link and it will create the article. Why doesn´t the original article get updated with the new created link? I have to edit the article so that the link works properly. Or is there something i am doing wrong? thanks in advance

3 Mar, 2019 20:44

: -D didn´t know that the link thing also worked in the comments. That´s why earth is written in bold letters

4 Mar, 2019 03:12

In that particular case it might be acting weird depending on what word you put in the (parenthesis) and it might be confused, because you've got the right idea on how to use it.   What did you put in parenthesis?

4 Mar, 2019 17:03

So far i have used location, settlement, person and organization. It does create the right kind of article,when i click on the link. After the name of the article i type a blank an then in brackets the article category.

4 Mar, 2019 19:43

I don't suppose you're on the Discord? This could probably be settled much faster with quick screenshots and all the other eyes that come with being there,

5 Mar, 2019 17:52

Solved the problem. No blank after the name and its works fine now.

5 Mar, 2019 18:12

Ademal The Narrator, would it be possible for your web team to put links to Discord and Codex links on the top blue navigation bar in WorldAnvil?

5 Mar, 2019 21:15

I'll keep that in mind and chat with Dimitris! For now, if you click the Need Help? button below you can submit a request so that it definitely ends up on our programming queue for assessment and action!

13 Mar, 2019 12:58

Is it possible that at some point the editor will be updated to be more user-friendly?   While the end product of a site is a great tool for the author and readers, the kludgy nature of the editor makes it hard to create on site. Because you have to keep a reference for formatting it really interrupts the creative flow process.   As a result to be able to rapidly write I'm doing all my world building in google drive, then planning to just spend a day batch adding it to World Anvil. It would be great to not have to duplicate the effort.

14 Mar, 2019 04:58

There are eventual planned updates to the interface, yes. :)

26 Apr, 2019 05:10

Could you make a template article? i saw one, but it said i didnt have permission

26 Apr, 2019 06:31

You can't make your own templates to duplicate currently without just using copy paste, however if you check out the BBCode guide it goes over how to add your own fields to an article from an existing template!

26 Apr, 2019 19:04

i meant more like can YOU make an article on templates? like a list of what to use in the parenthesis for the mention system

26 Apr, 2019 21:07

An overall guide to the templates is planned, but for the list of how to @ each template type: check the BBcode guide to the righthand side of the article editor. It's down at the bottom of that guide.

27 Apr, 2019 01:19

Ok! Thanks

26 Apr, 2019 05:18

Also is there a way to mention historical entries?

26 Apr, 2019 06:30

Using the @ system, not currently. But within entries is a link to them on the righthand side.

26 Apr, 2019 19:05


26 Apr, 2019 05:34

I heard a little ding what does that mean?

26 Apr, 2019 06:30

I'd need to know the context. I can't think of anywhere the site natively does so perhaps the browser recognized an error and gave a warning sound.

26 Apr, 2019 19:05

nvm it was a notification

27 Apr, 2019 03:48

Would love to have a feature to enable a second player view on an extended monitor to show various things like maps, pics, info, etc. We play with a TV in the table and I'd love to be able to have a player view.

30 Apr, 2019 08:02

Can you enter that one as an official feature request Here?

2 May, 2019 03:30


30 Apr, 2019 09:04

Do yall have any plans of adding the option to create specific foods and culinary culture? Or is that included somewhere else? All the currently existing options I've found are rather barebones and basic when it comes to food and dishes, and I'd love to create a catalogue of different foods that my different species make. Stuff like taste, texture, cooking methods, (seasonal) ingredients and cultural value would be really neat to keep track of. :')

30 Apr, 2019 09:11

Oh wait, my bad! I wasn't sure where to formally request for features, I apologize bsbdgsjhdg

22 May, 2019 16:06

I need slots

22 May, 2019 17:01

Slots for what?

22 May, 2019 22:48

To add co-authors