Storyform

Description

The Storyform plugin let’s you craft your story in a format that is more enticing to the reader. Utilizing rich full-bleed fullscreen magazine layouts that flip horizontally, Storyfom gets out of the way of your content. You can even selectively choose which posts to apply Storyform to. Storyform works great with longform articles, photo-essays, reports or the everyday blog.

The Storyform platform supports print-like features such as:

  • fullscreen fullbleed magazine layouts
  • truly responsive across all your devices
  • touch, mouse and keyboard friendly pagination, no more scrolling
  • multi-column articles
  • high quality typography
  • drop-caps
  • pullquotes
  • large photography
  • animations
  • background video
  • captions

Docs, Support and Resources

Visit the Official Storyform Plugin Homepage for more detailed information or Storyform to hear more about the platform.

Using Storyform

Storyform is built to work with mainly HTML5 standard semantic article content. It attempts to remove any inline styling or extraneous elements and simply uses the underlying semantic elements. It then applies it’s template layout and styling that you chose for the post. Storyform does not support:

  • <object> based videos or content
  • <iframe> embedded elements other than YouTube, Vimeo videos
  • links or alignment attributes on embedded media

Screenshots

  • Bold and beautiful templates.
  • Easily add pull quotes anywhere in your content.
  • Rich edge to edge images.

Installation

Use the built-in wordpress admin installation mechanism (recommended):

  1. Go to your WordPress admin page, choose ‘Plugins’ in the menu.
  2. Click ‘Add New’, search for ‘Storyform’, click ‘Install Now’.
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘WordPress settings’ page in your admin portal and enter your application key.
  5. Go to the desired post’s edit page and find the Storyform meta box to set the appropriate Storyform templates to use.

OR manually install the plugin:

  1. Upload the entire storyform folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘WordPress settings’ page in your admin portal and enter your application key.
  4. Go to the desired post’s edit page and find the Storyform meta box to set the appropriate Storyform templates to use.

FAQ

Can I get an application key?

Absolutely, just signup at https://storyform.co/#signup.

When I preview my page it shows up blank. What’s going on?

Storyform is still a bit fragile. We are working out the kinks. Start by going to your post’s content and ensuring that there aren’t any funny elements (<object> tags, <iframe>s or other interesting elements). Remove them one by one and see if that helps. If not, please contact us at hello at storyform.co

Reviews

No support whatsoever!

How much worse can this get? I subscribed (and paid) for this plugin, then I had a question about pictures not cropping properly. Wrote an email to their support center… nothing. called the number on their contact page, left a voicemail, 2 weeks later nothing… Wrote about 10 emails to support address since…asked to unsubscribe.
… nothing
But hey, just got billed for a month’s subscription, even though I asked not to… tried to contact them again, phone, email… nothing…
If I could give 0 stars I would…

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Contributors & Developers

“Storyform” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.6.11

  • Tested up to WP 4.4

0.6.1

  • Fix for turning off Storyform

0.6.0

  • Support for new Storyform version
  • Posts can be upgraded one at a time per post

0.5.6

  • New editor
  • Support for custom post types

0.5.5

  • Bug fixes
  • Support for post titles in Plus user analytics.

0.5.4

  • Smart Cropping for maintaining full bleed images without cropping out the subject of the image.

0.5.3

  • Comments, now supported. Works with standard WordPress comments or DISQUS.

0.5.2

  • Some bug fixes

0.5.1

  • Fixed issues of pinned icons and extra data- attributes on non-Storyform posts
  • WordPress 4.1 support
  • Added link to Storyform template editor
  • Fix to refresh settings on login and logout of Storyform
  • Smart caption fixes

0.5.0

  • Now supporting v0.5 of Storyform
  • Storyform v0.5 includes user accounts and premium features
  • Storyform now includes a template editor for customizing the look and feel of your articles
  • New user account dashboard in the settings page for user login
  • HTTPS support for Pro users

0.4.0

  • New customizable Navbar including an editor in the settings page.
  • New Ordered and Slideshow layout types for more control over layout.
  • Support for YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Now more compatible with other plugins and themes, with advanced settings for including external plugin and theme scripts.
  • Ability to set the featured image as the cover photo.
  • Pinned images to keep images in a specific position in the article.
  • Page break button in the editor.

0.3.8

  • Rebrand of Narrative to Storyform
  • Option to insert featured image into the article as a cover image.
  • VIP uses post_meta instead of option.
  • Option to add some new large image sizes for responsive images.
  • Removal of fallback to old theme when on an unsupported browser.