So if you have come here it means you want to add some of your own content to Worlds Within Worlds. That is fantastic, because it is the whole point of why we are here. This page is supposed to tell you about the different ways we provided content on the site, and some of the options you have when you add a new page to the site.

Firstly, when you post a new page you can add it in a few different ways. The two most common types are articles and book pages. These two are very similar, as a book is simply a collection of linked articles. We recommend that most content probably should be in books - a book will provide linking between different pages automatically and a handy menu to navigate through the book. Articles can be used for content that is unlikely to link to anything else. Most of the content currently on the site is in book form - so far we have used Articles mostly just for Character Sheet posts.

The other types of content you can post are Forum topics, Blog posts and Static Pages. The last of these is again very similar to basic articles, but Static Pages can't be commented on or moved around or recategorised easily in the same way as other content types. We only use Static Pages for legal content, the welcome page, and other similar non-interactive content. We recommend that they aren't used for the most part.

Forum topics should be pretty self-explanatory, if this is the first internet forum you've stumbled across we'd be pretty impressed. We have a guide to our forum policy, which we'd appreciate if you checked out before wading in. Laslty we are able to host blogs here, currently the only one is Here Be Spoilers an infrequently updated blog by Brave Sir Robin on his TV addiction. Due to the way the site is structured these two post styles are also quite similar to general articles. Forum posts will basically be the same as an article with lots of comments and Blogs are a series of articles linked by a front page.

If you add content you'll be presented by a new page. The first thing to enter is a title - you'll need to give one in order to post. Try to keep it relatively short, it'll look neater. You'll also see the input pane a little below this - you can type what you want to say here. Then there are input options, most of which will be collapsed. You can ignore most of these but a couple are quite important. Below we will go through them one-by-one. The last thing to say about the input pane is to note the 'split summary at cursor' button. There are a few places on the site where you can see lists of content, and with these lists they also tend to have a brief snapshot of the article. This snapshot is, by default, the first paragraph, but you can change it by using this button.

The first of the input options is labelled vocabularies. We're still in the process of building the site, so our vocabularies are a bit limited at the moment. In the long term this will be a way to tag any posts so it is clear what category they fall into, and also to affect who can see it. For now, unless you're an admin, it's probably best not to bother. When we have a full set we'll provide some guidance.

The next option is Menu Settings. This is where you can change whether your post appears in the menus on the righthand sidebar, and where it appears too. The options should be fairly obvious, delete means your post won't appear, title is how it will appear in the menu, parent is the item that it will appear under. The one may that may not be so obvious is the weight option. In menus and lists our website orders things by weight - so a low number means it appears at the top of lists, by default things are organised alphabetically.

Those two options appear above the input pane, beneath the input pane you'll find a few more options, the first of these is Input format. Our default format is a filtered html strcuture - which should allow you most of the things you need without getting too complicated. If you know what you're doing you can change to full html here, and write a post just like a normal web page. There is also an option for full php code - please don't use it. Even if you think you know what you're doing, it becomes much harder for us to fix it if you make a mistake.

Next comes Book outline. If your post is part of a book (which a lot of them will be) you can adjust exactly where it appears here. You can specify which book it appears in, as well as a parent item and a weight - similar to above where we mentioned menu settings.

Those two are both collapsed by default - you can open them by clicking. The next one is expanded by default and is Revision information. Similar to a wiki, our website stores previous versions of a page should you choose to edit it. The create new revision box will be checked, in general it is best to leave it that way just in case you've changed something you want to undo easily. We haven't bothered with log messages - for you to explain your change - yet, so there's no need for the time being.

Below that we have URL path settings. This one is crucial and even though it is collapsed by default, almost every post should use this option. If you don't put anything here our website will give your post a URL with our website followed by node, followed by a number. This is very ugly and will make things difficult to find. In this box you can type an alternative URL - we suggest you avoid spaces and punctuation. It will input the www.worldswithinworlds.co.uk but automatically so just put the rest - and you can split it with slashes as normal. DO NOT start with a slash, I have done it and it breaks things and is hard to put right.

Next we have Comment settings. Again, hopefully fairly obvious. You can disable comments on your post altogether, or you can affect it so no more comments from non-admins are allowed. In general we reckon everything should be commentable, so we tend to leave this as is.

Almost at the bottom now, next we have File attachments, which basically does what it says on the tin. Only certain types of file are allowed which are listed below the attach button. Please clear any files with an admin before you upload them.

The penultimate option is Authoring information, here you can adjust the log that the site takes of who uploaded the content and when. There are very few reasons why you might want to do this, so best to leave it alone, the admins may occasionally adjust this for their own reasons such as list management or to adjust permissions.

The final option you have is Publishing options. By default anything you post will be published immediately, but you can turn that off here. Note that your content will still be visible to the admins, but not to anyone else, so consider wisely before using. You can promote your post to the front page here, meaning new visitors to the site will see it there. Feel free to do this, but we'd ask that you only do it for the first/main page of a new section or similar. You can also cause your post to stay at the top of lists - which generally we would recommend against, as our site collects a lot of lists, some of which only we can see and it is a little annoying to have certain things stickied at the top. If you're promoting your post to the front page then please don't sticky it as well. Finally you can select whether or not to send out notifications. At the bottom of most pages there is a subscribe link - which means people can ask the site to email them when something is updated. If you're only making a minor change then you won't want the site to send out any email so uncheck this box if that is the case.

At the very bottom are three buttons. Save, which publishes your post or any changes you have made. Preview, to see what your post will look like on the site but retain the input pane and all the input options in order to make changes. And Delete if you want to delete the post entirely. Please use the preview button, it is normally pretty helpful. And don't forget to check you have entered a URL before you save as well.