Possibilities with AMP Stories in WordPress

  • August 7, 2019

After Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and now Youtube stories, we have a way to use “stories” or “status” feature in WordPress also.

For this, we will need:

  1. Latest official AMP 1.2.0 plugin which has this AMP Stories (beta) feature
  2. Latest Gutenberg plugin (The one merged into WP 5.0 is old.)

Here are some AMP Stories examples:

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/business/amp-stories/self-driving-car-waymo-robo-taxi/
  2. https://time.com/amp-stories/time-100-2019/
  3. https://storiestests.netlify.com/traveltips2
  4. https://vacayholics.com/8impressive-attractions-of-the-river-nile
  5. https://tappable.co/s/tokyo/story.html
  6. https://foodaciously.com/amp/recipe/black-beans-and-sweet-potatoes-falafels/story
  7. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/amp-stories/amp-maori-new-year-story/

Although currently, large videos take time to load hence AMP best practices mention keeping video less than 4MB size.

I think the news sites can make great use of this, as they keep on adding new photos to a story, and give a status update. Like we are used to seeing the Whatsapp status updates, the news stories can also be used in such a way to keep people updated on the news story.