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.
Thirteen Unique Story Components
Audio & Video
Display an audio player with MP3 support, or a video player with YouTube, Vimeo, and more.
Break up a story into multiple chapters with easy scroll-to points.
Display a background image or color, or split content into multiple columns.
This component displays an avatar, title, and short bio to remind you of key characters.
Control the text color and background on this full width component featuring large type.
A full width image component with caption and lightbox that moves as you scroll.
An image and caption you can align and offset; open a larger version in an optional lightbox.
Create unlimited grid, thumbnail, or stacked galleries-all with caption support
Create a map for your story that displays markers with your custom messages on them.
Segement a story into sections so readers can scroll to a story milestone with a single click.
Once a reader clicks this component they can view an uploaded PDF or image file.
Display a collection of stories from the same category on any page of your site.
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.
The Aesop Story Engine is one of the most beautiful tools for WordPress that I've seen in a long time.
The ASE potentially takes WordPress’ content capabilities to a new level of maturity and sophistication. More than that though, it represents everything that WordPress stands for: democratizing publishing.
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.
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.
Aesop's storytelling engine is a huge win for fans of dedicated, distraction-free reading experiences. It's a win for the web.
Quick Start Guide
Get Aesop Story Engine up and running in any theme with these quick tutorials.
Sure, Aesop works with any theme, but these have been built specifically for storytelling.
Plugins to add lazy image loading, and Google Analytics integration to Aesop Story Engine.
Get Aesop Story Engine up and running in any theme with these quick video tutorials.
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