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STM: A Brief Introduction

Just got access to storytelling modules (STMs) and want to learn more? Here’s a brief introduction to what happens once STMs are activated on your site.


Under your Settings tab in your left hand browser there is now a ‘Storytelling Modules’ section. Here you can choose whether you want to use Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager (GTM) style events.

In the story editor

After clicking on Storytelling Modules in your menu you will see all of your current “stories”. Click the “Add New” button at the top of your screen to begin creating! Below is a breakdown of what sections you will see in your WordPress Editor.


The first section you will see is where you customize your header. Check out the header catalog to see the different options you have to choose from and customize!

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Main story

Here’s where the meat and potatoes of your storytelling will take place. Browse the catalog to see everything you can do in this section, spanning everything from simple profile boxes and copy blocks to fast facts and flexible media blocks! All of the modules are linked in the main navigation above.

Published date

It isn’t required to show the published date, and this section will default to “no”. However, if you want to include a published date simply switch this section to “yes”.

Giving widget

Want to add in an option for external users to give easily? Activate the giving widget and input as many fund codes as you want in a comma separated list. Below is a previous story with the giving widget activated.

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Story settings: dark mode

Dark mode inverts the colors, essentially making the typically white background black and the black text white. The story below is an example of dark mode being used.

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External resources for customized styles or scripts (admin only)

If you have a developer that can create custom styles or scripts for you, this is where you would add them as a WordPress admin.