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Aesop Story Engine
A collection of thirteen unique storytelling components wrapped in a plugin.
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Aesop Story Engine is an open-sourced suite of tools that empower developers to build feature-rich, interactive, long-form stories within Wordpress. ASE is the same engine that drives the storytelling experience through our hosted platform at Story.AM.


Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to 'Add New' in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the 'Upload' area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click 'Install Now'
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the aesop-core directory to your computer
  3. Upload the aesop-core directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard




If you find an issue, please let us know here!


This is a developer's portal for Aesop Story Engine and should not be used for support. Please visit our support forums if you have a question.


Contributions are more than welcome. Please read our current guidelines for contributing to this repository. Many thanks in advance!

Story Components

At the heart of ASE are the storytelling components. They include:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Content
  • Character
  • Gallery
  • Chapter
  • Image
  • Location
  • Parallax
  • Quote
  • Timeline
  • Collection
  • Document

Interactive elements are created while crafting stories, with the Story Component Creator. Image


See releases for more.


Aesop Story Engine is currently available in 36 languages. We work closely with the folks over at WP-Translations, and it's because of them that these translations are available. You're welcome to jump in.

  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Български (Bulgarian)
  • Burmese (Myanmar)
  • čeština‎ (Czech)
  • 中文 (Chinese (China))
  • Dansk (Danish (Denmark))
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (US)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • Français (French (France))
  • Deutsch (German)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • עִבְרִית (Hebrew)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Indonesian (Indonesia)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • Bokmål (Norwegian)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Português do Brasil (Portuguese (Brazil))
  • Română (Romanian)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • Српски језик (Serbian)
  • Slovenčina (Slovak)
  • slovenščina (Slovenian)
  • Español (Spanish (Argentina))
  • Español (Spanish (Chile))
  • Español (Spanish (Mexico))
  • Español (Spanish (Spain))
  • ไทย (Thai)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Demo Theme

Here is a basic sample WordPress theme showing implementation of the story engine component design: Aesop Story Theme.