On 11th January Linden Lab announced Place Pages Beta a new feature that gives every region and parcel a generated page on the Second Life website where you can find out more information about that specific location. This new feature aims to finding places inworld more faster and more easily than before.
Here are some examples Place Pages that have been already created by Linden Lab. For the FAQ about Place Pages see here.
To activate the new Place Pages feature make sure “Show in search” is ticked under the land settings. Place Pages is currently in the beta testing phase with more future improvements and features like a events calendar planned soon. After the testing has finished all of the features worked on will be rolled out to everyone.
Here are some of the things that is being worked on now..
- Custom welcome message
- Place description
- Tag line
- Video support
- Events calendar
- Advertising parcels for sale/rent
- And more
It’s worth pointing out that Place Pages that are rated General will be visible to everyone, Mature or Adult will be subject to the Maturity controls.
Here is the full blog post…
Place Pages are a new feature aimed at making the huge variety of awesome places in Second Life easier to find by creating web pages for each inworld location that opts to show in search.
Today, we’re starting a beta for this feature. All regions and parcels that have elected to Show In Search now have an automatically generated Place Page that’s visible on the web, you can check them out and share them today! Places rated General will be visible to anyone, and those rated Mature or Adult will be subject to the usual Maturity controls.
We’re beta testing additional capabilities that will make Place Pages even better. Invited testers will have access to an admin panel that allows them to add a custom welcome message, place description, tag line, image, and video support to their place pages. That’s not all – we’re working on other features like an events calendar, advertising parcels that are for sale/for rent, and more. Of course, all of the region/parcel stats like size, maturity rating, etc. will be available front and center too. After the testing period, we plan to roll these features out to everyone – so stay tuned!
For now, our beta is focused around customizing these pages, and planned future improvements include making sure these pages are optimized for search engines to be sure your inworld places can be easily found by people searching for relevant terms. Keep up with the most recent developments by checking out our public forum post on it. Thanks and enjoy!
If you have suggestions to improve Place Pages go to the Feedback forum thread here. It’s going to be interesting to see how Place Pages develops in the months ahead and there will be further announcements on the official Second Life blog soon.
Looks very neat at first glance so far but I’m wondering what do you think of the new Place Pages ? Feel free to comment below. Thanks! 🙂