Happy New Year, Anvilites! 🥳 2023 was a year full of creativity and community awesomeness, and I can’t wait to see how all of your creative projects keep evolving. We also want to set our own resolutions, so answer the Forge the Future survey now to help make World Anvil even more awesome!

🚀 Help forge the future of World Anvil! 🔥

Every year we run this survey to ask you (yes, you!) what we can do to make World Anvil even better for you. Plus, you’ll get a virtual profile badge and a chance to win merch and even Guild memberships in a raffle! So, what are you waiting for?

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⚙️ Community update and UI tweaks!

We saw multiple updates last month, especially around the article editing interface and the community tab. Here’s the full list of Christmas presents our devs brought you!

  • 🤗 Community Updates: The Community tab in the global Dashboard got several updates to make it more accessible and easier to use.
  • 📝 Article editor and manager updates: The article editing interface, as well as the article manager, were updated to make the interface simpler and easier to use.
  • 🔠 Alphabetical ordering: Articles are now ordered alphabetically by default, unless you give them a custom order.
  • 🍞 Breadcrumbs in article editor: Article categories now appear on top of the article title when you edit it. Click the category titles to see which other articles are there!
  • 🖼️ Image owner updates: All images uploaded by co-authors are now automatically assigned to the main world owner (and world owners can switch image ownership to coauthors).
  • 🏪 New Building types: The following Types have been added to the Building/Landmark template: Store, General Store, Book Store, and Coffee Shop.

🔥 Major feature updates incoming

Our amazing devs have been working hard to bring you two major updates we’re really excited about! Expect to see them roll out this month, and join the Discord server join the conversation. We’ll be working hard to keep the information flowing—watch the blog for major release updates too!

🗓️ Time for New Year Resolutions!

Stand by for our January events!

  • ❄️ New Year Resolutions: it’s time to look ahead and decide your goals for 2024! Check out the challenge page.
  • ✨ Community Day: every third Saturday of the month (this month it’s the 20th) is World Anvil Community Day! You can expect…
    • 🎯 Setting Sustainable Creative Goals (6pm UK/10am Pacific): Struggling to set a goal that is both motivating and achievable? Join us on stream as we talk to Peter Chiykowski about this!
    • 🎓 Sage Seminar (5pm UK/9am Pacific): In this month’s Sage Seminar, we’ll talk about how to take your world homepages to the next level! Find the link in the Professional Portal.

January 2024 calendar

🌟 Community highlight

This month we have a webcomic for you! Published using Manuscripts, it’s a hilarious comic by Jontaro about a chaotic neutral skeleton with the lowest charisma you canb imagine. And the art is super pretty! Check it out and give it some love!

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