This guide will walk you through the process of creating an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection on Singular.
What is an NFT collection?
An NFT collection is akin to a traditional art gallery or a series of collectible cards. It's a curated assortment of related NFTs, each representing a unique piece of digital content. In the same way that a gallery might showcase a series of paintings by a particular artist, or how a pack of baseball cards includes different players from a specific team, an NFT collection brings together unique digital assets under a common theme or brand. Learn more here.
Before you can create an NFT collection on Singular, you must first have a wallet. If you do not have one, read this guide to learn how to create one. If you want to know more about wallets, then read this in-depth beginners guide.
Once your wallet is set up, you can begin.
How to create an NFT collection on Singular step-by-step
Connect you wallet. Click the ‘Connect’ button at the top right of the Singular website. Select your preferred wallet and connect to Singular. You will be asked to sign a transaction approving Singular to manage your NFTs. Review the information and sign the transaction (or ‘approve’ it).
Click the ‘Create’ button at the top right of the Singular website. This will open the ‘Choose Network’ page.
Choose the network. Since Singular is a multi-chain NFT marketplace, you'll need to choose the blockchain (network) you want to mint your NFT collection on. We recommend choosing an EVM blockchain to fully utilize Singular's features. As of this writing (June 2023), Moonbeam is our recommended choice. Depending on when you read this, we may have added support for more EVM chains. In that case, choose whichever EVM network you prefer. Once you’ve done this, you will be taken to the ‘Create Simple NFT’ page.
Click ‘Create a collection’.
On the ‘Create a collection’ screen, input your collection’s metadata.
Upload collection logo: You can upload a custom logo (if your collection has one) or click the magic wand beside ‘Upload collection logo’ to use the RMRK logo. The second option is ideal if you’re minting a single NFT as opposed to a collection.
Name: Give your collection or NFT a name.
Maximum number of NFTs in the collection: Specify the number of NFTs your collection will have. By default, the ‘Unlimited number of NFTs’ is checked, meaning that there is no limit to how many NFTs can be added to your collection. If you intend to keep minting NFTs into this collection for as long as you want, leave the ‘Unlimited Number of NFTs’ toggle on. If you want to create a limited edition collection (with a finite number), turn off the toggle and input your desired number. Note: If you mint a collection with a finite number, once you have filled that collection you will not be able to add any more NFTs to it. To create more NFTs, you will need to create a new collection. You can also have multiple collections at the same time, which you might use to sell different types of NFTs. Burned (destroyed) NFTs count toward the limited mint number. This means that if you decide you only want 2 NFTs minted in a collection but the first one was burned, then you now have 1 NFTs left to mint in that collection.
Symbol: This is a unique identifier of your collection. It can be any string of letters — if you’re not sure, just click the magic wand to generate one.
Description: An optional field where you place text describing what your collection is about. This description will be shown in all NFTs within this collection if the individual NFT’s description is left empty. Note that this field supports markdown. Here is an article that explains what markdown is and how to use it (in case you’re unfamiliar with it.)
Soulbound collection: A soulbound NFT is an NFT that cannot be transferred or traded. If you want your NFT to be tradable, leave this checkbox turned off.
External URL: Another optional field where you put a link to where people can learn more about your collection (like a landing page, website, or blog post).
Royalties: If you would like to earn royalties from the sale of NFTs in your collection, then enter a value here. However, note that the max you can input is 25%.
Once done with the metadata entry, click create.
Confirm/sign the transaction. Your wallet extension will popup asking you to sign the transaction and confirm the creation of your collection.
Congratulations! You have successfully created your first collection on Singular. Now read this guide to create your first NFT and add to your collection.