Storytelling FAQs

What post types does it support?  How does it integrate with SEO?

Here we address these questions and provide an overview of Storytelling's aim and scope.

What is Storytelling?
Storytelling is a long-form storytelling template designed to engage readers with rich and immersive content (click here to see an example). It allows you to quickly and easily create a real-time storytelling experience which weaves images, text, video, social and interactive content together naturally, to build emotion and tension in the narrative.  Here are some highlights:
  • Relevant for both Media & Brands
  • Experience: UX is mobile first, fast loading (but still looks great on desktop, of course)
  • Combines various content types: text, images, videos, audios, polls, 3rd party embeds
  • Content is Live updating
  • Supported by all modern web browsers


Which Post types are supported?
Storytelling is designed for long-form editorial content. The following posts will appear on the Storytelling experience:
  • Images (via direct upload - with or without captions) 
  • Videos (via direct upload - with or without captions) 
  • HTML (RTE) Posts - Text Only
  • HTML (RTE) Posts - Text + images / any social post
  • Polls
  • Tweets 
  • Instagram Posts 
  • Facebook Posts
  • YouTube Posts
  • In-line Ads 
  • Getty Posts
  • Audio uploads
  • Audio (via direct upload)
  • iframe embeds (e.g. Soundcloud) 
  • script embeds (e.g. Graphiq)
  • PDFs (via direct upload)
Who can access Storytelling?

Our Storytelling template is only available through the Engage Enhanced Experience package.  To try out a preview, please contact your Customer Success Manager here at ScribbleLive and see if Storytelling is right for you.

Once Storytelling has been activated in your account, any users with permission to create a stream can create a new Story:

  • Administrator
  • Developer
  •  Editor
  • Writer

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How does Storytelling integrate with SEO?

We know that SEO is very important to long-form content. The Storytelling script embed injects the HTML on the page, thereby attributing the content to the parent page and making the page content available for Google to index.


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How do I preview my Story?

To preview the fullscreen version click here.  You can always preview your own stream by clicking on the Preview button located above the RTE in Content Studio:



When you first enter your Preview screen you will notice a yellow alert message along the top.  To remove this, simply click anywhere in the yellow banner and it will become hidden from view.





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How do I create the parallax effect within Storytelling?

When you publish two images in a row a parallax scrolling animation will automatically be added and there will be transitions between the images on the front-end. 

Great News!

There are no special buttons or tags needed to activate the parallax effect as it happens at the template level. 

For example, do NOT press the feature image buttonNo_Feature_Content.png when trying to create a parallax effect.




Parallax images/videos are full width of the page - so large images should always be used. We recommend 1920 x 1080 or above. 

Parallax images remain full-screen across viewports and will therefore be cropped when viewed on smaller screens. Centre the key details of the image for best results.



Further Reading 

Check out our other Storytelling articles:  Introducing Storytelling, Storytelling for Mobile,

Or check out the Knowledge Base homepage for Storytelling here.


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