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The World Anvil Changelog

Brought to you by Dimitris, the founder and Chief Grease Monkey of World Anvil

Hello everyone! This page is meant to be a list of the most important development updates. If you have any questions about changes that were made, or you'd like to give me your opinion, please feel free to reach out on our Discord Server at the #development-feedback.


February 23, 2024

[FEATURE] New BBcode "KoFi" so you can link to your KoFi account. e.g [kofi:dimitris], Dimitris being your World Anvil username (or anyone else's.

[UPGRADE]] The Manuscript Part links now are upgraded and can look like the Manuscript cover! Just add |block at the end like so: [manuscriptpart:33b906a7-5cc1-4bbf-902e-5f5abf5ea36b|block]

February 22, 2024

[UPGRADE] BBcode on Timelines!
Timelines and event descriptions on the new Timelines can now have BBcode. Specifically, the following BBcode is available: p, br, hr, h1, h2, h3, h4, b, i, u, s, small, sup, sub, strike, table, th, td, tr, ul, ol, li, in. Also img, url and Article Links.

[FEATURE]] Timeline Default Background
You can not set a background image for your timeline. This image will be displayed behind all events, unless you override it with an ERA background or color.

[FEATURE]] Set Event Timelines
You can now quick set in which timelines an even will be present by simply editing the event (from the sidebar) on any of the timelines it already exists.

February 19, 2024

[BUGFIX] Fixes on the Diceroller and Character "In-session" Screen

February 8, 2024

[MAJOR FEATURE RELEASE] Timelines v.2.0 - Horae

Learn more about the release Learn how to use them

February 7, 2024

[UPGRADE] No more white horrible looking map backgrounds! You can now set the background image of your maps.
To se, go to: Edit Map > Map Settings > Basic (Near the bottom)
Available to Master Guild members and above.

January 28, 2024

[MINOR UPDATE] Moved "Delete World" panel and button under the "Open Tools & Advanced Actions" in the World Configuration page

[MINOR UPDATE] Removed ?preview=1 from view links

January 26, 2024

[BUGFIX] Fix for genre and tag labels for Marianna Trench Theme

[BUGFIX] Fix for issue related with 504 erros when searching in the GM Screen (DSTS).

January 25, 2024

[BUGFIX] Several fixes on the new UI related to the recent release.

[UPGRADE] New UI Image Uploader: Ability to only copy the ID of an image

.... Also added Sparky the Udan on the search if no results are found.

January 24, 2024

[UPGRADE] New search now does a FULL SEARCH on Secrets. (As suggeted by the community here

[UPDATE] Cover and Avatar images can now be up to 2.5mb

[MINOR UPDATE] The removed from Artemis "World Scrapbook", if it had any content, can be located under:
World Configuration > Open Tools & Advanced Actions (right hand side) > WORLD SCRAPBOOK (LEGACY)

January 23, 2024

[ALCHEMIST RELEASE] Alchemist release of Project: Horae

January 22, 2024

[FEATURE] New User Interface. A complete rehaul of the sidebar, top bar and quick access buttons. Stronger Mobile support and faster navigation!

Note: This is just the 1st of 3 drops related to the main World Anvil Interface - WATCH THIS SPACE!

Fill the Survey, Let us know what you think

[UPDATE] After 7 glorious years World Anvil is returning to a Dark Theme as the default theme. Marianna Trench (Dark Slate) is no World Anvil's Default theme

[UPDATE] The Manuscripts Label default colours have been switched to a darker version to match the default theme.

January 19, 2024

[FEATURE] New Prompt in Character/Person template "Representation & Legacy"

As requested: https://www.worldanvil.com/community/voting/suggestion/1f1a4489-2b8f-4b4b-a0c3-8092412060e2/view by Willow H.R. Harper and the rest of the community.

[FEATURE] Added BlueSky as an option for your social media profiles

January 12, 2024

[FEATURE] Ability to set an article as COPYABLE. The following will be copied from the original article to the newly created (within your currently active world)

  • Title
  • Icon
  • Excerpt
  • Vignette (Main Content)
  • Sidebar Sections (all 4 of them)
  • Footer Sections (Fullfooter / Footnotes
  • Attached RPG Block
  • CSS Class and Styles

Now you can create beautiful articles and **allow other to copy those articles** to THEIR worlds. (as a side effect *you can also copy your own articles*)

Articles are by default non-duplicable (is that a thing?!). But you can set them to be in the Article Edit screen under preferences. Once you do the "DUPLICATE ARTICLE" button will appear at the footer of your article's presentation.

Read the Documentation

January 10, 2024

[UPDATE] Removed toaster notification appearing on the top right, when deleting a notification

January 5, 2024

[UPDATE] The DSTS (Digital Storyteller Screen) now has a dark mode!

January 4, 2024

[UPDATE] New Location for the wordcount and last save information. Once an article is autosaved the last time it was saved and the wordcount will be displayed more prominently on the sidebar of the article. Possible errors with saving will also be shown there.

Check out Related community suggestion

January 2, 2024

Happy new Year everyone! I hope the new year will bring you some amazing worldbuilding successes and new friends to help you and celebrate them with!
If you haven't already...

please fill the Forge the Future 2023 survey

it will help us make World Anvil even better for you!

[FEATURE TRICKLEDOWN] Masters now have the same Ads rules as Grandmasters ... NO MORE Ads for your world visitors for all masters!

[UPGRADE] The "Global article introduction" block contents (that you can set under World Configuration > Display > Global Content), now also appears under the title block of the category pages.

December 15, 2023

[UPGRADE] Articles under categories will continue to be ordered by the order/weight value, BUT if no order/weight is set the articles are ordered ALPHABETICALLY.