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So, you have an article and you have written in it everything about your big bad, including a link to their lair, the address of his mom’s house and his favourite kind of cake.
The problem is that what you want your players to know is that he is their friend George the goblin surfer dude and not the rest.
Before today, you’d have to probably create either a second article or not link things or create, a very complicated secrets structure, well… NO MORE!
The new Visiblity Toggle will allow you to choose which parts of each article your players can or cannot see. And by parts I mean:
- Article Sections (as filed on the form)
- Containers i.e. [container:secret-cake-love]George loves chocolocate cake[/container]
- Sections i.e. [section:mom-address]123 Evil Road, Helltopia[/section]
- Links in the sidebar to other articles
- and … I am pretty sure I am forgetting some but, you got the point!
How does it work
Even better, you can do that from the presentation interface. Just view your article and choose what you want the players to be able to see and what to stay hidden until you decide it’s time!
To hid something just mouse over the section, image, map etc. and an eye icon will appear. Click on it and the section will go dim. That’s it. You are the only one that can see this now (well you and your co-authors but nobody else)
Who can use it?
Due to current implications on what you can do with this feature (and it’s a lot), this is a Grandmaster+ (click here to upgrade) for the foreseeable future.
If you have upgraded from another guild membership, you might have to activate the feature to use it! Check out the Codex guide for more information on how to enable or disable them.
Pros & Cons
The visibility toggle does not have subscriber groups attached to it. which makes it a less agile tool than secrets but much faster, simpler and cleaner to use.
The technology and tricks I used on this are a preamble for a lot more cool features on the presentation side and I am quite excited about that!
Do you have any features/things you’d like to be able to do on the presentation mode?
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I think it would help foster adoption of the platform if every useful feature wasn’t locked behind the most expensive subscription option.
Hmm, I upgraded but I can’t seem to see this option still. Is there a specific way to proc it on?
Hey Danita! You might need to log out and log back in 🙂
I’m having the same problem. I upgraded my account to get this feature but it never shows me any visibility options. I have tried logging out and back in but no change!
Hey James! Just head to your World’s Configuration and activate it!
World Configuration > Settings > VISIBILITY TOGGLE
Hey Danita! It came to my attention that you might have to activate the feature if you have upgraded from another guild membership.
Head to World Configuration > Settings > VISIBILITY TOGGLE
I agree with Joshua Mayes. I imagine this tool would be very important to GMs but it is avaialble only to the highest subscriber group. Sad 🙁
Very very useful. As the players discover some information about a character, you can unhide his profil picture, his name, his location, etc. And all on the same section, no need to create links, secrets, etc.
Is it possible to add a visibility toggle to items in the vignette section? I do almost all of my writing there, but can’t seem to get visibility to work. I have it working in the side bar/etc.
It’s already possible to do to that 🙂
Use the [container] and [section] tags to hide parts of your vignette.For example
[container:hidden-from-players-1]The dragon is a mimic[/container]
Make sure that each container has a different class name 🙂
Oh duh, I just tried [section] and [container] without class names! Thank you! 😀
Follow up, I have it working, buuuuut…
The houses of @house1 and @house2 have a political and military alliance.
I can toggle the visibility of that section, but because I’ve used the mention system, the text is still visible to a viewer without access. If I remove the mention tags and just use plain text, it works fine.
I am sorry but from the pasted text above I am not sure if you are using the mention system correctly. Can you please screenshot the source of this?
What I can tell you right now is that if used correctly this is not an issue.
Link to article in question: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ishtar-incurafy/a/house-of-reneaux-article
Article source: https://i.imgur.com/tQ2GQS1.png
Article with multiple container visibilities toggled off: https://i.imgur.com/Z5VXRfp.png
Article from public viewer’s perspective: https://i.imgur.com/utVbiGo.png
I’m sorry for filling up these comments, this is obviously the wrong place to be posting this.