WordPress Web Stories: The Complete Guide

Sep 22, 2021 | , read

Web Stories for WordPress

MakeStories and WordPress are two different platforms. Fortunately, they are connected by a trend called Web Stories.

Well, Web stories are nothing but a tappable story format that is popularly used by many social media sites. But, comparatively, Web Stories offer a lot more interactive experiences that you can’t stop yourself once you get used to it on an open web.

So basically, we’ve come up with an exclusive Web Stories creation tool or a platform called MakeStories.

As the day passes, MakeStories emerge as a leading Web Stories builder and stands strong in front of its competitors. Even the biggest publishers like Vogue, BMW, NDTV, USAToday, Loreal. GQ, Panasonic, Columbia, Bwin, and many more are using MakeStories for their Brands and service offerings.

Eventually, with a lot of good deeds, the MakeStories team decided to come up with a thought-provoking step by launching MakeStories Application and MakeStories WordPress Plugin for their users.

It does mean that MakeStories has been supporting integration with WordPress from day one. Some people are obsessed with WordPress, so specifically for the WordPress users, we have built up the MakeStories WordPress Plugin.

You might have heard of WordPress, which is a popular open-source and free content management software in the world. Whether it’s bloggers, small businesses, or big enterprises, nearly 42% of the web is built using WordPress.

In the beginning, it started as a blogging platform and earned huge success by turning into a popular blogging platform.

Later on, it transformed into CMS – Content Management System and then ended up coming as a full-fledged revolutionary website building platform.

MakeStories has its plugin set up for WordPress. You just have to Install it while using MakeStories for web stories WordPress.

In this article, we will tell you about how MakeStories and WordPress are connected! Let’s start with the individuality of each platform in detail.

Later on, we’ll go into the depth guide of how to use MakeStories in WordPress to build beautiful web stories on WordPress.

What are Google Web Stories?

Web stories have come up as an evolutionary trend upbringing by Google in the era, where you can create a web-based version of a popular tappable stories format originally used on social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp.

At the beginning of this trend, Web Stories were known as AMP Stories but later on, it was termed as Web Stories powered by AMP technology

For a better search engine experience, Google has come up with this interesting Stories format trend on the web itself where you can host your own website. They do have a Google Web Stories WordPress Plugin to build Web Stories

Here we can put images, various animations, blend videos, and much more together to get a productive outreach

Though many people are still not aware of what web stories are and how to enable them!
It’s as easy as enabling stories on social media. You just need to be aware of how well you can use them to represent your brand.

Once you learned to built Web Stories beautifully, you will be able to understand how important it is to be aware of Web Stories and Web Stories tools

MakeStories is a popular Web Stories builder or you can say Web Stories creation tool supported by Google where you can enable Web Stories for WordPress very easily and effectively with tons of features and multi-purpose functionality.

What is MakeStories?

A drag-drop, zero code Web Stories builder with 100+ features, 100+ high-quality print templates, and much more on your way that takes your Web Story customization to another level.

This is just the beginning of MakeStories. We would have already released the MakeStories 1.0 and MakeStories 2.0 version till the time.

To know more about MakeStories and its features, visit here.

For practical learning and guidance, we have uploaded full-time course videos on our MakeStories University Courses website, where you can find several videos of MakeStories, its features, and functionality.

If you’re already using MakeStories and familiar with the concept then we’re happy to announce that soon we’re coming up with updated features, quality controls, and several SEO controls, and other things like certain customizations and more.

I think now you guys might get clear about the concept of what WordPress, MakeStories, and Web stories are all about.

Let’s deep dive into how WordPress and MakeStories work together!

How to use MakeStories In WordPress?

To do that, You just need to Install the MakeStories WordPress plugin, where you get the whole MakeStories editor into your WordPress dashboard.

MakeStories WordPress is used by more than 20k+ users and some of the most popular publishers across the globe.

To begin this, you have to create your MakeStories user account and download the MakeStories WordPress plugin from here.

Once you have downloaded the plugin, click on activate the MakeStories plugin. After activation, you will have to connect your MakeStories account to the WordPress website.

The moment you connect your account, you will see a text that says, “ Please Login to your MakeStories Dashboard”.

For the complete guide on the Installation and setup of the MakeStories plugin, click here to read this article.

MakeStories is an independent software, you have to authenticate your WordPress website in the MakeStories dashboard.

How to authenticate a WordPress site on MakeStories?

You have to authenticate your WordPress site on MakeStories while you’re using it for the very first time. To do that, you have to,

Click on the MakeStories tab and wait up to 40 seconds to load the editor. This way, the MakeStories editor will automatically transfer your files into the WordPress system for a seamless experience.

The moment when a page is loaded, it will show you a message that no MakeStories connected account was found, click the below button to connect your account.

Once you click on connect to MakeStories, it will send a connection request and once it is sent, another message will pop up saying that your connection request has been sent.

To accept that connection request, you have to login into your WordPress dashboard and click allow to accept the connection request.

When you are done with all of these steps, you have to go back and click on I have verified my account and this is how you can authenticate your WordPress website on MakeStories.

Key takeaways for creating Web Stories exclusively using MakeStories WordPress Plugin

1. MakeStories Plugin Settings to Understand

We at MakeStories, allow you to control your post-type slug. When you use the MakeStories plugin, by default your web stories have a slug “web-stories” like https://yourdomain.com/web-stories/post-slug this. You can change the slug by visiting the settings page under the MakeStories tab.

Enabling Categories for Web stories

MakeStories does allow you to enable categories for your web stories.

To enable the categories, you need to head towards the settings option under the MakeStories tab and tick to the option that says, “ Add categories to Stories” and hit the save changes tab. It is just so easy and a quick process to trigger anytime.

Even if you have already created a story and didn’t mention a category or like you have created a story but forget to put up categories into it, MakeStories does allow you to assign categories at the time of publishing.

Publishing web Stories using MakeStories

Publishing a web story with the MakeStories WordPress plugin comes with an assistive publishing option, where you have to follow a 4 step process to make sure you have filled all the required things.

This process will initially help you to build up SEO for your web stories. You can even skip this assistive publishing if you wish to.

But if you want to follow this process, then follow these steps mentioned below

  1. Fill up the relevant SEO details and hit the publish story tab
  2. If you have enabled the categories option, then you will get an option to assign categories to your Web
    Stories.
  3. Enter Slug of your Web Story.
  4. Hit the publish button.

These are the simple steps that help you publish web stories using MakeStories on the WordPress dashboard.

Below are the few things, which is also important to understand when you’re using MakeStories for creating Web Stories in WordPress

WordPress MakeStories Editor Features

  • MakeStories and WordPress both have their own exclusive media library.
    By default, whenever you click the media library, it will open up the WordPress media library. When you click on the MakeStories icon, it opens up the MakeStories media library, where you find all the stuff uploaded by you to MakeStories media
  • But to make the Media library process more native and operational, we have made sure that whenever you tab on the media library, the WordPress media library will be triggered automatically.
  • The publishing interface is a little different from the MakeStories interface. In WordPress, you can directly pick website names and stories slug.
  • You can enable categories and create a new one by clicking add a new category if you are unable to find a choice of your category.
  • You can upload media to WordPress. This does mean that MakeStories allows you to migrate all your assets from the MakeStories server to your site server to make sure that all your data will remain safe and secure with you with the simple one-click publishing.
  • You are allowed to use all native features of WordPress.
  • From changing story slug to placing category name in the URL, all the SEO related settings features are also available.
  • If you’re using Gutenberg or Classic Editor, we are happy to announce that the MakeStories WordPress plugin is the only plugin that is compatible with both plugins.
  • You can publish multiple stories together without putting much effort at a time.
  • Soon we are coming up with an interesting option like small circle carousels on your WordPress website to provide you a seamless experience like Instagram Stories.
  • You can show particular category stories together in that one category field. Like if you have created 10 stories related to the travel category, then you can keep them all together in the Travel category.
  • Generating a shortcode link is also possible in WordPress for web stories using the MakeStories plugin.
  • All the MakeStories editor features are also available in the MakeStories WordPress plugin.

We have tried to provide complete native support for all kinds of WordPress users, who initially can understand the concept of Web stories & WordPress with the help of MakeStories WordPress Plugin.

Both WordPress and MakeStories are interlinked when it comes to building Web Stories. Let us tell you why?

MakeStories is the best editor for WordPress and the only plugin that is compatible with all types of major SEO plugins including Yoast SEO, All in one SEO, and RankMath.

Several SEO customizations and settings are also offered by the MakeStories plugin to uplift the ranking of your Web Stories on google.

Customer support and user guidance is available 24*7 at the MakeStories forum.

MakeStories is the only Plugin compatible with Classic Editor and Gutenberg as well.

MakeStories plugin is available in 3 different blocks.

MakeStories is multilingual, support 7 different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Support all WordPress themes and versions and all PHP versions too.

Installation and setup of MakeStories WordPress Plugin are just so easy. It requires only a few seconds to activate the plugin.

This is just the beginning of the MakeStories, soon we’re coming with a lot of fascinating features and customizations settings that admire your attention and work at the same time.

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