Aesop Story Engine Features

Choose from thirteen unique story components, then arrange them in any order and customize them to weave your narrative--right in the WordPress post or page editor. Need big, eye-catching images? Handled. How about a few columns of content with images and captions? An image gallery? How about an audio podcast? They're all no problem. Full-width videos? Piece of cake. Even timelines and story collections are built in.

Create rich, interactive stories with our easy-to-use plugin interface right in the WordPress editor!

Thirteen Unique Story Components

Audio & Video

Display an audio player with MP3 support, or a video player with YouTube, Vimeo, and more.

Chapters

Break up a story into multiple chapters with easy scroll-to points.

Content

Display a background image or color, or split content into multiple columns.

Character

This component displays an avatar, title, and short bio to remind you of key characters.

Quote

Control the text color and background on this full width component featuring large type.

Parallax

A full width image component with caption and lightbox that moves as you scroll.

Image

An image and caption you can align and offset; open a larger version in an optional lightbox.

Gallery

Create unlimited grid, thumbnail, or stacked galleries-all with caption support

Location

Create a map for your story that displays markers with your custom messages on them.

Timeline

Segement a story into sections so readers can scroll to a story milestone with a single click.

Documents

Once a reader clicks this component they can view an uploaded PDF or image file.

Collections

Display a collection of stories from the same category on any page of your site.

Reviews

mark forrester woothemes

At WooThemes we love to back innovation upon WordPress, especially when that innovation unobtrusively extends the content publishing experience and a theme’s capabilities - solving problems for theme developers and end users. Well done Aesop.

Mark Forrester, Co-founder WooThemes
sarah gooding wp tavern

The Aesop Story Engine is one of the most beautiful tools for WordPress that I've seen in a long time.

heather bryant rebel compass

Aesop is an amazing opportunity for storytellers to bring their words to life with the elegant presentation and design that used to be out of reach for anyone who didn't have a room of developer's and designers at their beck and call.

Heather Bryant, Rebel Compass
brian krogsgard post status

Aesop reduces the barrier for smaller journalism organizations to create these stories; and there are many such organizations that don’t have full time developers on staff to build custom story designs.

nathan weller elegant themes

The beauty of this approach is that it will provide massive value at the free level and at the same time open up all kinds of new possibilities for ALL theme developers interested in servicing this niche.

collis ta'eed envato

Aesop's storytelling engine is a huge win for fans of dedicated, distraction-free reading experiences. It's a win for the web.

Collis Ta'eed, CEO - Envato

Resources

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Quick Start Guide

Get Aesop Story Engine up and running in any theme with these quick tutorials.

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Aesop Themes

Sure, Aesop works with any theme, but these have been built specifically for storytelling.

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Add-ons

Plugins to add lazy image loading, and Google Analytics integration to Aesop Story Engine.

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Help Center

Get Aesop Story Engine up and running in any theme with the Aesop Story Engine Help Center.

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Developer Portal

Interested in building themes and add-ons for Aesop? This place is just for you.

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Catch up with the latest Aesop themes, add-ons, tips, tutorials, and original stories.

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