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.
To use the Story block, your site needs to have Jetpack 9.8 or above installed and activated. The block will become available once a site connection is in place.
Adding the Story block
Creating a Story in the Jetpack App
Create a new Story post
From the app’s home screen, tap the floating pink button above the tab bar. Then select “Story post” from the menu.
Select media to add
On Android devices, tap the pink camera button to take a photo or choose photos and videos to add to your Story from your device files or your site’s Media Library. Then tap the check icon to confirm your selection.
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.
Now you’re ready to edit, customize, and preview your Story.
Customize Your Story with a Text Overlay
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.
Adding, Reordering and Deleting Slides
Tap the the thumbnail with the plus icon and select the photos and videos to add more slides to your Story.
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.
Publish Your Story
When you’re ready to publish your Story, tap the arrow button at the top of the screen. Give your Story post a title, then publish the post or schedule the post to publish at a later date and time.
Editing a Story in the Jetpack App
A Story block on WordPress can be edited and updated after publishing. You can add to your Story by selecting new photos and videos to include. And Story slides can be reordered or deleted.
In the WordPress mobile apps, if you are editing a Story block using the same device the Story was originally created with, you’ll be able to edit and reposition text in the Story.
To edit a Story in the Jetpack app:
- Go to My Site → Posts (or Pages).
- Open the post or page with the Story you want to edit.
- Tap the paintbrush icon at the top of the Story preview.
- Make edits to your Story.
- Tap the check mark icon to save your changes and return to the post or page.
- Tap Update to publish the updated post to your site.
Creating a Story from the Block Editor on the Web
Adding a Story Block
To add a Story block, use the Add Block button, or you can type
/story and press enter.
Adding Images and Videos
When you add a Story block, you’re given two options: Upload and Select Media.
Upload allows you to upload new media or multiple media files from your computer to your website. Supported media are images and videos.
The order of the images in your story is determined by the order in which you select the images.
This feature is activated by default. It cannot be deactivated.