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Participating in the World Wide Panorama:
Uploading and Editing

How to Upload and Edit Your WWP Panorama

Submission is done with a web browser form. The preparation server allows you to register as a participant, upload your images, and type in the title, place, caption and other data. You can view it exactly as it will appear on the final site and make corrections right up to the deadline.

The period for submissions is announced on the World Wide Panorama facebook group. Make sure that you are signed up there.

Getting an account

IF YOU PARTICIPATED BEFORE AND HAVE YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD: Go to the WWP Preparation Server and you can get started. If you've forgotten your password, follow the directions for a new account below and be sure to check the box saying you've participated in the WWP before.

IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT on the WWP Preparation Server, go here to request one.

You will need to enter this basic information:

Then click the "Sign me up" button and wait for one of us to email you your logon information.

NOTE: Incomplete requests will not be processed but silently discarded. Incomplete requests are e.g. missing family name, URL instead of a family name, missing email.

Log on and edit your Profile information

Once you have input your basic information (above) you will need to wait for an email from one of the WWP admins. It will send you to the opening page of the WWP Preparation Server.

The first page you see after clicking edit and logging in will give you all the information that you need. The blue bar at the top of the page will allow you to navigate and edit any of your pages.

Notes on the processing

Thumbnails are generated by a separate process. They will be periodically updated (usually within 20 minutes), but may take longer if the off-site server is tempoarily unavailable.

If your thumbnail does not reflect the view you’ve chosen, simply make a minor adjustment to its viewing angle or zoom factor and save the new setting. This will erase the previous version and restart the build process.

When new information is added or changed, the WWP software will flag your entry to be approved by Landis, Markus, or Don. Until it is approved, it is taken off-line from the preview site. This is to avoid any problems that might arise from information being improperly edited. We will most likely be routinely approving these entries on a daily basis. While it's waiting to be approved, you will still have access to all of the information and can see it and edit it at any time.

For any questions specific to your account please get in touch with and admin on the facebook group. Any general questions can be referred to either this group, too.

 Advanced Formatting: HTML vs pseudo-BBcode:

The WWP Application uses pseudo-BBcode for markup. BBcode is a form of markup used on bulletin boards and web-based forums. It allows the application to restrict the type of allowable markup so that malicious code and items that break page formats are not allowed into the web page. Our pseudo-BBcode (pBBcode) is very similar to HTML and will make editing your pages easier to do. It will even make links automatically for you.

Most participants won't notice this at all, but if you'd like to use markup for your pages this guide will help you out. The only part that will affect everybody is the hyperlinks - see the first table below.

Below are some examples of how this works inside the WWP Application:

Type Code Becomes
Automatic Hyperlinks Go to !
Note: always insert a blank at the end of the URL, even if a punctuation mark or line break follows!
Go to !
Hyperlinks [url][/url]
Hyperlinks w/ Text [url=""]
Click This Text[/url]
Click This Text
Line Breaks First


Text Format HTML pBBcode Example
Bold <b>This</b> [b]This[/b] This
Italics <i>This</i> [i]This[/i] This
Forced Line Break First<br>Second First[br]Second First
Horizontal Rule <hr> [hr]
Headline (h1) <h1>This</h1> [h1]This[/h1]


Headline (h2) <h2>This</h2> [h2]This[/h2]


Bullet Lists <ul>
# One Line 
# Another Line
(beginning of line
must have space)
  • One Line
  • Another Line

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation.