Story Block

The Story block allows you to combine photos and videos to create an engaging, tappable full-screen slideshow on your site’s posts and pages. Stories published on your site won’t disappear after 24 hours and you can edit or add to stories after they are published. 

The Stories feature is available in the WordPress app for Android and iOS for all sites using the Block editor and self-hosted Jetpack sites. The Story block will be available in the Block editor on later this year.

On WordPress, Stories appear as a block in a blog post. The Story block displays a preview of the Story content where the first slide is the cover image.

When a visitor to your site clicks on the Story preview, the Story autoplays in a full-screen view. Visitors can reply to your Story by commenting on or liking the post.

Get started by clicking the + Inserter icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen and select the Story Block from the blocks list

Once you add the block you can tap on the Add media option which will take you to the camera mode. You can then tap the upload button to add images from your device (1) or you can use the camera button to take a picture (2)

On Android

If you select to upload an image you will be able to choose if you would like to upload images from your phone (1), from your site’s Media Library (2) or take a picture using the phone’s camera (3). You can then select the images you want to add to your Story and tap on the swoosh icon.

On iOS

On iOS devices, take a photo or tap the thumbnail icon to select an image from your device or site’s Media Library. Then tap Add to confirm your selection.

Once you select the images you would like to add to your story you will be able to add text, select the text font and color and once you are done you can drag the text to position it where you want.

You are also able to add more images to your story in case you forget one or simply decide you want more images added

To add a text overlay to your Story slide, tap the “A” button. After typing out the text, you can customize the text style, color, alignment, and size. When you’re done customizing, tap the checkmark button to apply the text to the slide.

Pinch, zoom, and drag the text overlay to where you want it to appear. To delete the text overlay, long press on it until the trash icon appears. Then drag it to the trash icon.

To change the order of the slides, press and hold on a thumbnail and drag it until it reaches the right position.

To delete a slide on Android devices, press and hold on the slide you want to delete. A trash icon will appear on the screen. Tapping on the trash button will display confirmation to delete the slide.

To delete a slide on iOS, press and hold on the slide you want to delete and drag it towards the center of the screen. A trash icon will appear and dragging the slide to it will delete the slide.

Stories on WordPress are different from stories on other platforms in a few ways. 

  • Posts with Stories won’t disappear after 24 hours. 
  • The Story content can be added to and edited after publishing. 
  • Anyone visiting your site can view the Story. 
  • You can share your Story on any platform using the post permalink.