Places

The Places section of Plottr is for adding and organizing the locations and settings in your story. 

This article provides an overview of the Places section.

Creating a Place

You can create unlimited Places in your Plottr project.

To create a new Place:

  1. Click “New” on the Places submenu, or click the plus (+) button by the Places heading
  2. Add a name, short description, notes, and/or image
  3. When you’re done, click the Save button

Editing and Deleting Places

To edit an existing Place:

  1. Click on the place name; the edit button; or the description area
  2. Update the place details in the editing pane
  3. When you’re done, click the “Save” button

To delete a Place:

  1. Hover over the Place name and click the trash icon (or click the delete button in the editing pane)
  2. Confirm you’d like to delete the place

Place Images

To add a Place image:

  1. Open the place’s editing pane (see above)
  2. Click the “Choose an image” button from the editing pane
  3. Click “Upload a new image” to add a new image OR click on an existing image to select it
  4. Click “Choose” to save the image

To remove a Place image:

  1. Open the place’s editing pane (see above)
  2. Click the “Remove” button from the editing pane
  3. Click “Save”

Connecting Books and Tags

Places can be connected to Books and Tags for organization and filtering purposes.

To connect a Place to a Book or Tag:

  1. Click on the Place you wish to edit
  2. Hover over the word “Book” or “Tag” and click the plus (+) button that appears
  3. Select the element you wish to connect with the Place

To disconnect a Place from a Book or Tag:

  1. Click on the Place you wish to edit
  2. Hover over Book or Tag you wish to remove and click the X button that appears

Custom Attributes for Places

Custom attributes allow you to add and track custom details about your Places.

Types of Custom Attributes

There are two types of custom attributes:

  • Text Field (Default) > Simple text input
  • Paragraph Field > Paragraph input with formatting options

Note: You can ONLY filter custom attributes that are default text fields.

Adding Custom Attributes

To add a custom attribute:

  1. Click the “Custom Attributes” button
  2. Add the name of your attribute
  3. Toggle the field type (optional)
  4. Click “Add” to save the attribute

Editing and Deleting Custom Attributes

To edit a custom attribute:

  1. Click the “Custom Attributes” button
  2. Click the custom attribute you’d like to change
  3. Change the name of the attribute
  4. Click Enter / Return on your keyboard to save the change

To delete a custom attribute:

  1. Click the “Custom Attributes” button
  2. Click the “X” button next to the attribute you wish to delete
  3. Confirm you’d like to remove the attribute by clicking “Delete”

Filtering and Sorting Places

It’s easy to filter and sort your Places with Plottr.

Filtering Places

Places can be filtered by any custom attributes, connected books, and tags.

To filter your Places:

  • Click the “Filter” button
  • Select the elements you’d like to filter by

Note: Filtering in Plottr currently uses OR logic, meaning it will display characters that match ANY of the criteria you have chosen, not ALL of them. (For example, if you select two custom attributes, places will display that have any one of them — regardless of whether they have both.)

Sorting Places

Places can be sorted by any custom attributes you have created, as well as by their name and description.

To sort your Places:

  1. Click the “Sort” button and select the criteria you’d like to sort by.
  2. You can toggle the sort direction by clicking the criteria again (the arrow by the criteria will alter direction).

Additional Resources

Common Questions

How many places can I create?

You can create unlimited places.

Can I create place templates?

Not yet, but it’s something we’re considering!

Updated on December 17, 2020

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