Open-sourced suite of components that empower interactive storytelling in WordPress.
JavaScript PHP CSS
Latest commit 9fbc77e Oct 26, 2016 @hyunsupul 1.9.5
Failed to load latest commit information.
.tx Update for transifex + grunt workflow Feb 7, 2015
admin 1.9.5 Oct 26, 2016
languages 1.9.5 Oct 26, 2016
public 1.9.5 Oct 26, 2016
.gitattributes update gitattributes' files to ignore Oct 2, 2015
.gitignore refresh gitignore items Oct 2, 2015 adding and a few other Apr 21, 2015
Gruntfile.js adding scrollreveal.js Oct 22, 2016
LICENSE.txt Update release link Dec 29, 2015
README.txt 1.9.5 Oct 26, 2016
aesop-core.php 1.9.5 Oct 26, 2016
composer.json Require PHP 5.3.3 Feb 24, 2016
package.json 1.7.4 changes Apr 3, 2016

Aesop Story Engine
A collection of thirteen unique storytelling components wrapped in a plugin.
Scrutinizer Code Quality License i18n

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.