Google Web Stories gain WordPress embed, theme options – 9to5Google

Google’s push for AMP-powered Web Stories saw a boost with the launch of a WordPress plugin in September. A recent update makes it easy to embed Web Stories into sites, while there are now WordPress themes that natively display carousels of AMP content.

Version 1.5 of the Web Stories Editor for WordPress makes it “very easy to embed Web Stories into your site.” In posts or pages, this takes the form of a more advanced Web Stories block. Creators could previously only enter an individual story URL to have it displayed. That’s now joined by two other options: 

Available layouts include a carousel of rectangular cards or circular items, a grid view with up to four columns, or a list of stacked stories. Google explains how this helps your “content strategy”:

Meanwhile, in addition to integration with the Classic Editor, Web Stories can now be part of WordPress theme customization. Options today include a carousel that’s vaguely similar to the top of the Instagram or Twitter (Fleets) mobile apps, as well as grids:

In the screenshots below you can again see a selected stories embed using a circle carousel at the top of the theme, a selected stories embed using a box carousel displaying the members of the team, a selected stories embed using a box carousel displaying stories for the menu items, and a selected stories embed using a list layout.

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