Jeremy Linden

Want to tell the world about your Second Life land, parcel or region? Now you can with Place Pages, which are Linden-hosted web pages that make it easier than ever to promote and discover your presence in Second Life.

Visiting a Place Page

To visit a place page, simply click a Place Page URL in the page you’re viewing or paste it into your web browser's address bar.  While viewing a Place Page, you may learn more about the location, view images and videos, or ultimately visit the location in Second Life by clicking the Visit this location button located on the large image at the top of the page.

Sample Place Pages

Want to check out some Place Pages now? Here are a few examples:

Managing your Place Pages

By default, every parcel and region in the Second Life world has a Place Page that is automatically derived from information in the parcel's existing profile. You may edit and embellish a Place Page for any parcel or region you own, or for group-owned parcels for which you have the Toggle 'Show Place in Search' and set category group ability.  However, nobody can visit a Place Page unless the parcel's Show Place in Search checkbox is checked in the About Land window. Please note that this is toggled “off” by default, so you’ll need to enable it. Region place pages are accessible regardless of search settings.

To view and edit your place pages:

  • Visit the place pages dashboard at: https://places.secondlife.com and log in using your Second Life credentials.
  • In the upper right of the dashboard, move the mouse over your name and select My Places from the dropdown to view a full list of parcels and regions you own.

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  • Choose a region or parcel and click the Edit link next to that land's listing to begin editing the Place Page for that land.

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  • Under Details on the Place Page Edit page, fill out the following:
    • Title - The title for the Place Page.  Typically, this is the name of your land.
    • Tagline - A short, descriptive subtitle, displayed prominently on the "hero" banner at the top of the page.
    • Description - A longer description or profile for the location, displayed below the images on the Place Page.

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  • Under the Optional section, you may provide a YouTube link in order to display a video on your Place Page.  The Optional section also provides options for you to customize the color of your Place Page's background and font.

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  • Under the Hero Image section, choose an image to be the background of the banner at the top of your Place Page.  Hero images must be 1980x700 resolution, or else they may be subject to distortion.

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  • Under Additional Images, you may choose up to three additional images to display on your Place Page.  The images are shown as a slideshow and periodically cycle if not clicked by a user.  Additional images must be of 852x486 resolution or they may be subject to distortion.

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  • The Stats section provides statistical information about the land, and cannot be edited in the Place Page Editor.

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Setting a landing point

A landing point is the spot where visitors appear when they teleport to a parcel of land, including teleports that are initiated by clicking the Visit this location button on a place page.  Landing points can enhance your visitors' experience by directing them to an appropriate starting location on your land.  

Because landing points are a property of parcels and are not specific to Place Pages, they can only be set from within the Second Life Viewer and cannot be changed in Place Pages settings.  For instructions on how to set the landing point on land that you own, see Managing your parcel - Setting a landing point.

Hiding a Place Page

Place Pages for land parcels are not visible to other Residents unless the land's Show Place in Search checkbox is checked in the About Land window.  This box is unchecked by default.  You may access the About Land window by visiting the parcel, then choosing World > About land from the top menu bar.

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If you wish to hide an entire region's Place Page, you may check the Block Land Show in Search checkbox in the Region tab of the Region/Estate window.  You may access the Region/Estate window by visiting the region and choosing World > Region/Estate from the top menu bar.

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Using a 360 snapshot as a Hero Image

KBnote.png Note: The 360 snapshot feature is still in a very experimental Project Viewer stage, and is subject to drastic change or removal at any time as development continues.

If you have captured a 360 snapshot using the 360 Snapshot Project Viewer, you may upload a captured 360 snapshot in place of your Hero Image:

  1. Capture a 360 snapshot to your computer as described in Taking inworld snapshots.
  2. Go to https://places.secondlife.com/spherical_zips/new in your web browser.  You must be logged into the Second Life website in order to complete this step.
  3. Click the Choose File button and select the captured 360 snapshot (ending in ".zip") from your computer.
  4. Choose one of your places from the Place dropdown.
  5. Press the Update button to upload your 360 snapshot to the selected Place Page.

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An uploaded 360 snapshot replaces the Hero Image for the selected Place Page, allowing visitors to pan around the image for a full 360 degree view of the place where the image was captured.

 

 

 

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