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ZORA101: How to Create a Multi-Edition (ERC-1155)
ZORA101: How to Create a Multi-Edition (ERC-1155)

A step-by-step guide to creating a multi-edition collection on ZORA

Updated over a week ago

What is a Multi-Edition?

Using ZORA's ERC-1155 Multi-Edition tool, you can add editions to a single collection and release them over time or all at once. You have complete control over how you organize and roll out your project.

There are three components to a multi-edition collection: the collection contract as a whole, the editions, and the individual tokens within those editions.

Want to test out your multi-edition collection?

We recommend using our testnet before deploying any collection to mainnet. Testing on the testnet provides a risk-free environment where you can ensure that your collection functions correctly and identify any potential issues before they occur on the mainnet, saving you time and ETH.

Creating your Multi-Edition Collection (ERC-1155)

  1. Connect your wallet to

  2. Click the “+” Button in the top right corner to display the contract types available to begin creating your collection.

  3. Select “Multi-Edition” as your contract type.

1. Upload your Media

  1. Upload the media for your Edition. This file can be a video, gif, audio, HTML, PDF, 3D or image file type.

    1. There is a max file size of 2GB. *The larger the file size, the longer it can take for your file to upload

    2. Are you uploading a .html file? A reminder that you cannot upload a .html file on its own; it must be zipped together with all your relevant assets/files.

      *Learn more about creating and formatting a .html collection here.

2. Enter your Editions Basic Details

  1. Enter the name and description of your token. *Remember this will only show on this individual edition

  2. Choose Edition Size: You can choose between

    • Open” does not have a fixed number of editions, and the supply is unlimited.

    • "1/1" will create an edition with a size of only ONE.

    • Fixed” have a fixed number of editions that can be minted.

  3. Select the network that you want to deploy your collection onto. You can deploy your contract on the following networks:

    • Zora Network

    • Optimism Network

    • Ethereum Mainnet

    • Base Network

    • PGN (Public Goods Network)

      **Ensure your wallet is connected to the network you are deploying onto

  4. Set an Auto reserve for your collection: Adding this feature will automatically mint NFTS to your wallet at regular intervals.

    *Learn more about auto reserves here

  5. Enter a percentage amount for your resale royalty.

    *This must be a whole number

  6. Input a Payout Address: This will automatically fill with the connected wallet. This can be updated even after the collection has been created.

  7. Optional: Add attributes to your edition.

Once you have entered all of your basic details, select "Continue" to move to the next stage.

3. Add your Edition to a Collection

There are two options for adding your Edition to a collection.

  1. The first is to add your edition to one of your existing edition collections. To do this, enter the contract address for your collection into the space provided.

  2. If you have not yet created an Edition collection OR would like to create a new one:

    1. Enter the title for your new Edition Collection

    2. Add a description for your collection **This will only show on the collection view and is separate from your individual edition's description.

    3. Add your collection thumbnail; this can be an image or a gif.

4. Set your Editions Sale Configuration

  1. Set your mint price: Enter your desired amount in ETH. The price can be updated once your edition has been created.

    • The price you set will also determine the Protocol Rewards you can receive from your collection. Learn more about how to receive them here.

  2. Set a mint start time: You can choose between

    • "Now" will start your mint period immediately after deploying your edition.

    • "Future" allows you to select a custom start and/or end time for your edition.

  3. Set your mint duration:

    • "3 days" is a quick select option and will begin from your start date selected above.

    • "Forever" allows your mint to be available indefinitely or until your supply mints out.

    • "Custom" will require you to choose a date for your mint to finish.

  4. Add a mint limit to your collection:

    • "Unlimited" allows each wallet to mint as many of your NFTs as they want.

    • "Custom" means you can limit the number of NFTs each wallet can mint.

5. Additional Features

** Disclaimer: Unavailability of Feature Due to Ongoing Issues **

The Burn-To-Redeem feature is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues. Our team is working on resolving this and restoring the feature. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Updates on its availability will follow. We appreciate your understanding.

If you would like to add a burn-to-redeem minting period to your collection, then under “Additional features”, select the “Burn-to-Redeem” option to begin setting up.

Unsure what a burn-to-redeem edition is? Check out our explainer here.

Follow our guide here to learn how to set up your burn-to-redeem period.

6. Review and Finalise your Collection

Click the “Create” button to finish creating your multi-edition. This will prompt you to accept a gas fee and follow the steps below:

  1. Approve the Gas fee: A message will appear within your connected wallet for you to approve the gas fee to complete the creation of your multi-edition.

  2. Wait for your transaction to complete: Once you’ve approved the transaction within your wallet, the upload process has begun. You can check the status of your upload by viewing the transaction on your relevant block explorer (e.g. Etherscan).

  3. Multi-Edition Created: Once the transaction has been confirmed, your collection will be created and ready to share with your community.

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