STORAGE (IF YOUR LINGS ARE NOT WORKING, CHECK HERE FIRST)
Try to build a warehouse as soon as possible. It will increase your storage capacity. If your storage is full, your workers will stop crafting and gathering items.
IRON, SILVER, GOLD
When your Miner (or Sculptor) has enough level, they can get iron, silver, or gold from normal rocks.
Be sure that there are no more enemies so uncheck the alarm sound because it will trigger again if another enemy is attacking.
HEAT - WARMTH
At night, you need to build Fire Sources (like Candles Lantern, Street Lantern, and Iron Lanter) to warm your Lings. If you don't have this at night and they are spread on the map, their Warmth status will decrease and they can get SICK. Also, you need FIREWOOD available, each fire source will NEED at least ONE Firewood. Be sure to have it stocked (there is information on your interface for that, on the right).
To extinguish the fire, you need a Well built and at least one Builder who will take care of the fire. He will finish what he is doing and then he will go to the Well. Builders should extinguish fire even with the alarm on.
For food plantations, you need Farmers. Each plantation has 3 phases. At the end of the 3rd phase, you can harvest (just select the plantation as you would select a tree). Then Farmers will go there (each one has 4 pieces of food type). Now you don't need to select for harvest, it will auto-trigger when it's done (you can toggle it on or off).
You need Herbalists to work on Cotton, not Farmers. Their process is the same as above.
Always have at least one or two guards at the beginning of the community. Enemies will not come until Day 3 (they can come on 3, 4, etc, but not before). They will get harder with time. Also, if you set CHALLENGE with a high value at the beginning, you will have more enemies. So, set this if you are an experienced player only.
Lings can replenish Health when they sleep on a Bed. They will become sad each time they go to sleep and there is no Bed. Tents can replace beds, but they will not replenish Health. Beds can only be built inside Houses.
Build Book Cabinets so the Lings will read books when they are in a low Mood. Lings will still read books from cabinets and level up on education, with books (default 5 per cabinet) they just get a boost, this is why we limited the number per book cabinet built.
Each Ling can have up to Level 10 in each profession. All levels are compared with Education. They will need to read books to increase their Education. For this, build Book Cabinets.
You start with 2 workbenches. If you lost all of it, you are doomed. So be sure to have some stored. Only Wood Logs and Stones are required to build a Worker Workbench now, which you will be fine if you have some.
LINGS NOT FORAGING (or CRAFTING)
Check if your storage is full. If yes, they will not forage, gather items, or craft items anymore. You can delete items or order to craft (i.e., Wood Logs takes a lot of space in storage) some more to free space.
FISH DOCK / FISH
You need to build a fish dock and have a fisherman to fish. Also, before that, you need to wait for the fish to grow.
You can rotate objects and buildings with "<" and ">" before building.
If their Mood is too low (usually below 5), they will not work and will look for something to do: it can be rest on a tree, play guitar, or study (if you have a book cabinet).