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This article was published on January 10, 2012

Storify’s new WordPress plugin lets you create stories directly from your blog

Storify’s new WordPress plugin lets you create stories directly from your blog
Nancy Messieh
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Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

Storify has just launched a brand new WordPress plugin which streamlines the process of creating stories and sharing them on your WordPress blog.

Up until now, you had to grab the embed code from Storify to add it to your WordPress post, but now you can create the Storify post directly from the WordPress backend.

Embedding Storify posts on WordPress has proved to be a little finicky at times, but with the plugin, all you need to do is paste the URL of the story, and it will appear in your blog post.

By installing the plugin, you will also have direct access to your own Storify account, so anything you’ve created using the site will be available in a menu in WordPress, and you can simply choose what to embed from a list of your recent stories.

What’s really cool about the new WordPress plugin is not just the fact that it makes using Storify in WordPress so much easier, it also gives you remote access to the sites’s major features. You can edit existing stories, or even create brand new stories from scratch right from WordPress.

The plugin is also very SEO-aware, with SEO-friendly versions of your stories going right into your WordPress post, and getting indexed by search engines.

Storify’s plugin also comes with an extensive API meaning you can customize the plugin to suit your personal needs.