Hi there fellow Anvilite! More than three years ago I started writing these updates, and so much has changed. I know these have helped those who are not active in the Discord server and hope these provided regular insights into the site’s growth and progress. This is the last rollup I am compiling as a stealthy Enchanter and will be handing off these announcements to the esteemed Dimitris. Please take care of yourselves and enjoy all the features to come! Let’s review what the team offered for the End-of-September 2021 development update rollup!

New Global Sections

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  • The Global Article Introduction (shown under the article header)
    • A perfect spot for adding the [breadcrumb] BBcode
  • Global Right-hand side additional content

Article Autosave OPTION

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Choose if you prefer having the autosave trigger while you are writing your articles. I advise making sure to understand this behavior! If you choose to disable autosave, the SAVE button will become bigger and clearer.

If you wish to deactivate autosave go to: https://www.worldanvil.com/dashboard/user/features

I take no responsibility for lost work!

The system also detects unsupported characters and will inform you clearly when an autosave/save has failed.

API: Full CRUD for Articles

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Calling all computer programmers on World Anvil! Now you CAN build your own apps to add and manipulate content on World Anvil! The following endpoints for an Article are now available (and Category will follow):

  • POST

If you are a Grandmaster+ and want an Application-level API key contact me. Please keep in mind that unless otherwise stated, this API cannot be used for commercial projects.

Check Out the API Documentation

Homepage Redesign

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We got a new sexy design for our homepage! There are more coming soon, featuring your work!

Love and thanks to for this incredible map!

TikTok Embed

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Use [tiktok:VIDEOID] to embed any TikTok video on your world pages AND your Hero Streams.

New Organization Types

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Added 10+ new Corporations to the list of Organization Types!

BBCODE: Breadcrumbs

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Simply use [breadcrumb] anywhere in your article to automatically create BREADCRUMBS navigation!

‘Quality of Life’ Improvements

  • Storyteller’s Seeds and GM Notes are now hidden unless they are revealed from the top menu.
    • This is so you can show to your players the pages even if you are the one logged in without revealing things you do not want them to see.
  • The Statblocks & Meta links moved out of the “Tools” and “Configuration” Subtabs.
  • The global search now displays statblock results
  • Redesigned the CSS of sidebar elements to ensure equal distances between elements.
    • One to One
    • One to Many
    • –Key::Value–
  • Added a direct link to the Articles & Categories for article and category elements.
  • The top of the map red strip no longer displays the World Anvil logo. Instead, it is a link to your world’s homepage!
  • Quick Article creation allows the addition of TAGS when creating an article. Also the article type is moved to the front so you do not forget to set the correct type.
  • For your convenience and ease of use, the Files & Images interface will open on the world that is currently active (if one is active).


Watch Dimitris and Janet’s most recent community update-related Twitch broadcast. They answer the community’s most burning questions!

That’s all we have for the development update rollup for end-of-September 2021. Check back again soon under Development News for another rollup of updates! Until then, let us know in the comments what feature you’re excited about! Also, check out our previous development update rollup from end-of-August to catch up on any news you may have missed! This is Sai signing out!