Seen the amazing work Dimitris has delivered recently? The last two weeks were filled with a flurry of development, specially dedicated to beloved guild members! Since the announcement of World Anvil’s newest major feature, Explorer, Dimitris has been working diligently adding and improving various functionalities. Here is the development update rollup for the first half of August!

Explorer Mode

Navigating and Searching

  • Search through ALL the content under the active world! This includes both articles and notes! Also, search results are ordered alphabetically for your convenience.
  • Quickly view the Public/Private and Draft/Published statuses for selected articles.
  • The Generic article type is now displayed under the Compendium section.
  • Browse nested articles with ease! Collapse and expand your categories as well as any articles with children articles!

Editing Articles, Maps, and Timelines

To edit the title, vignette, tags, draft status, or private/public state, click the Quick Edit button on the upper right corner and go wild!
Quick Edit also allows you to set multiple Article Template Parents. Create article trees on the fly in seconds!
Another item you can create or edit on the fly? MAP PINS! Simply navigate to the Atlas section to view all maps related to your active world and give it a spin!

Available Now!

Hyped about all the features mentioned above? Well, Explorer has been renamed to Explorer Mode, is out of BETA, and is available to all Guild Members Master+! Version 1.1 will include the ability to…
  • Define Subscriber Groups via Quick Edit.
  • Create Marker Groups from the Map interface.
  • The Ability toSend to Players Screenwhile in a session.
  • Search for Statblocks using the global text search mechanism.
If you have any other ideas for Explorer Mode, please feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to Dimitris in the World Anvil Discord! We also have a wonderful video covering an overview of Explorer’s features made by the ever helpful Janet which you can watch below!

Article Tooltip

Curious about a linked article but don’t want to leave the current page? If you are a guild member Masters+, you can mouse over articles links on the presentation to view a sneak peek! This pop up allows viewers to read the cover, title, and vignette of the article. If you’d like to learn more, Dimitris expands on this feature on his blog post here!

Quality-of-Life Enhancements

  • Made some CSS changes on the headers of the Dark/Villains theme.
  • Slightly decluttered the Article editor screen. There will be more coming up on this!
  • Are you a co-author for another world? Now you can easily access the co-authored worlds you have in your list from the top left menu!

That’s all we have for the development update rollup for now. Check back again under Development News at the end of the month for another rollup of updates for the rest of the month! Until then, let us know in the comments what feature you’re excited about!