Web Stories

Beschreibung

Web Stories are a free, open-web, visual storytelling format for the web, enabling you to easily create visual narratives with engaging animations and tappable interactions, and immerse your readers in great and fast-loading full-screen experiences.

Benefits of Web Stories

The Web Stories format puts features and capabilities at your fingertips to engage with your audience via the power of storytelling on the open web. Specifically, you can:

  • Create beautiful and engaging content easily: Web Stories make the production of stories as easy as possible from a technical perspective.
  • Enjoy creative flexibility for editorial freedom and branding: The Web Stories format comes with preset but flexible layout templates, standardized UI controls, and components for sharing and adding follow-on content.
  • Share and link your stories on the open web: Web Stories are part of the open web and can be shared and embedded across sites and apps without being confined to a single ecosystem.
  • Track and measure your stories: Supports analytics and bookend capabilities for viral sharing and monetization.
  • Capture the attention of your readers by offering fast loading times to your stories: Web Stories are lightning fast so that your audience stays engaged and entertained.
  • Engage with your readers via immersive storytelling: Web Stories are a new and modern way to reach existing readers.
  • Monetize effectively the beautiful and engaging stories you create: Web Stories enable monetization capability for publishers using affiliate links. For advertisers, Stories is a way to reach a unique audience within a new storytelling experience.

Web Stories Editor

The Web Stories editor for WordPress brings together a robust set of story creation capabilities in a user-friendly, WYSIWYG creation tool. Some of the key features you can leverage out of the box are:

  • A visually rich and intuitive dashboard, allowing you to easily navigate the story creation process
  • Beautiful and expressive page templates to you get your story creation process started quickly and smoothly
  • Easy drag-and-drop capabilities, making it easy to compose beautiful stories
  • Convenient access to WordPress’ media library, enabling you to grab your media assets right from the plugin dashboard as you create your stories
  • Customizable color and text style presets, making it easy to tailor the style of your stories to the needs of your content strategy
  • And much more!

Using the Web Stories editor for WordPress, you can easily create visual narratives with tappable interactions, and share freely across the web, or embed them on your existing content strategies. The Stories you create are yours in every way, as Web Stories belong to the open web, instead of being confined to any specific closed ecosystem or platform.

Audience: Everyone

Web Stories are for everyone! If you are a site owner, content creator, or publisher on the web, embracing the Web Stories format would be great as a way to enhance the quality of your content strategy, the value you bring to your readers, and consequently your chances of achieving sustainable success.

Terms of Service

By using this plugin, you agree to Google’s Terms of Service. By using third-party imagery and video provided by Unsplash, Coverr and Tenor, you agree to adhere to the respective Terms of Service.

Screenshots

  • Web Stories for WordPress brings a powerful editor right into your WordPress admin.
  • Easily create Web Stories with our drag-and-drop editor.
  • Explore our WYSIWYG editor with easy access to many editing tools (shown here: zooming and cropping media)
  • Get started building your first story by editing one of our expressive, fully built template stories included with the editor.

Installation

Installation from within WordPress

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Web Stories.
  3. Install and activate the Web Stories plugin.

Manual installation

  1. Upload the entire web-stories folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Visit Plugins.
  3. Activate the Web Stories plugin.

FAQ

Thank you for being an early adopter of Web Stories for WordPress! We’re working around the clock to improve your experience and add editing capabilities. If you find any issues, please reach out by visiting the support forum to ask any questions or file feature requests.

What browsers are supported?

For an optimal Web Story creation experience, we recommend using the latest version of commonly popular web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).

Is Web Stories for WordPress compatible with other WordPress plugins?

Because the Web Story format is new to the web ecosystem, some WordPress plugins may need extra support. We are working to improve compatibility with the Web Story editor and encourage you to file any bugs and requests in the support forum.

Can I use Web Stories for WordPress on a touch screen?

The Web Story editor is not currently supported on touch screen devices, such as a smartphone or tablet.

How do I make Web Stories appear in Google and other search engines?

For better chances of being discovered, after publishing your Web Story, we encourage you to embed it into a regular article or post on your site by using the Web Stories Gutenberg block.

While the default sitemaps in WordPress and most popular plugins handle it automatically, we encourage you to check that your Web Stories are included in your XML sitemaps.

How can I optimize Web Stories to show up on search engines?

Web Stories created using Web Stories for WordPress use what’s provided in the Document tab inside the editor to generate schema.org and social meta-data automatically. Ensure you review and update all requested metadata, including cover image, excerpt and publisher logo. Please see SEO for Web Stories for further SEO guidance.

How do I implement Analytics in my Web Stories?

There are two ways to include analytics in your Web Stories:

  • Add your Google Analytics ID in the „Settings”.
  • If you use the Site Kit by Google WordPress plugin, you can set up Google Analytics there.

What do I do about an AMP validation issue in Search Console?

Web Stories are powered by AMP, which adds some restrictions on a page’s allowed markup. In some cases, other WordPress plugins use disallowed markup. We recommend temporarily disabling these plugins and reaching out to our support forum.

Rezensionen

15. Februar 2021
With more and more visitors with mobile devices, this seems like a great idea. At least in theory. It's not at all clear whether anyone actually finds and/or wants to see the web stories. I created one story to understand how it works. The editor is great, but I was disappointed that it seems to be completely separate from the rest of my website. I ended up creating a blog post and a separate web story with roughly the same content. That seemed silly, so instead I embedded the story on the blog post, but that seems silly too. Neither the web story or the modified blog post seemed like an ideal way to tell a story. I have never seen a web story on any other website, so I am having a hard time imagining how this might be used in practice. I am also frustrated that the plugin registers a bunch of extra image sizes. My media library is potentially twice as large, with no particular benefit I can see. I get that the web story viewport is a different size than a browser window (although maybe not on mobile), but the images in the story are never exactly full screen. The editor makes it easy to size them larger or smaller to create a meaningful layout. So then these extra image sizes are just that: extra.
5. Februar 2021
It's easy to use and very pratical. The support team is always there to help ( =
1. Februar 2021
Web Stories is an add-on for a web site that wants to keep up with new trends in user experience and search engine optimization. There are some pessimistic critics, but it must be recognized that all of us (website owners) are looking to attract more visitors and therefore need to try different ways and methods. Specifically the Web Stories plugin gives you this opportunity, to create interactive, unique and creative content using your individual imagination. The work of the team and author Pascal Birchler is admirable. From my own experience I can say that it is a very hard task and takes many hours of programming work and effort. Logically, there are still details and a lot of work to improve the add-on. However from the positive attitude of the team and support, I am sure that Web Stories plugin will be very successful in the future! Thanks!
28. Januar 2021
This is one of the best open source plugins to come along in years. I just wish they made it easier to display them on your site. I had to Google how to embed the story with short code. Now if they can manage to borrow some of VideoAsk (www.videoask.com) interactive features hint hint.
27. Januar 2021
Took some back and forth, but support was ultimately able to help this very non-tech person through the steps required to get the plugin working for me. Much appreciated Luckyna!
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Änderungsprotokoll

For the plugin’s full changelog, please see the Releases page on GitHub.

1.6.0

Release Date: April 13, 2021.

  • New feature: automated video optimization during upload, enabling support for MOV files.
  • New feature: canvas zoom for pixel-perfect designs.
  • New feature: toggle images in page layouts.
  • Refreshed UI in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.5.0

Release Date: March 18, 2021.

  • New feature: new ways to showcase your stories with an enhanced Gutenberg block, widget, and theme integrations.
  • New feature: new preview mode to see how your stories look on different devices.
  • Refreshed UI in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.4.0

Release Date: February 17, 2021.

  • New feature: a new help center in the editor to get started.
  • New feature: support for custom meta boxes.
  • Improvements to the pre-publish checklist.
  • UI improvements in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.3.0

Release Date: January 19, 2021.

  • New feature: support for monetization through Google AdSense and Google Ad Manager.
  • New feature: page layouts.
  • UI improvements in the editor
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.2.1

Release Date: December 17, 2020.

  • New feature: automated site environment compatibility checks.
  • Improved UI for border and corner radius panels.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.2.0

Release Date: December 11, 2020.

  • New features: animations, pre-publish checklist.
  • Improved captions language selector.
  • Improved compatibility with Cloudflare WAF.

1.1.1

Release Date: November 11, 2020.

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.1.0

Release Date: October 28, 2020.

  • New features: text sets, Tenor GIFs, video captions.
  • Responsive design in Gutenberg block & shortcode support.
  • Improved compatibility with other WordPress plugins.

1.0.0

Release Date: September 22nd, 2020.

  • Initial stable release.