In need of a plugin/utility for uploading .story files to a WordPress website

I created a web site (using WordPress & hosted on godaddy)to use as an online portfolio & most of my work is in Storyline. Unfortunately, though I can upload the files using Filezilla & the files show up in my upload folder (as Articulate files, not .story), WordPress doesn't recognize the format.

I'm sure I'm not the first one to come up against this. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

49 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Heather,

Safari is one of the supported browsers, and is recommended for the iPad. I can't speak to the Wordpress plugin though as it's not something supported by us (although it was created by a staff member in their spare time). The mobile player app is separate from operating the course in Safari - so it's one or the other. If you're having a hard time getting the course to load in the mobile player app or within Safari and you're not using that particular plugin we'd be happy to take a look at that. 

Dearne Willing

Hi there

I'm new to Articulate and would like to know how I can insert a Storyline 360 file into my (not website. I am attempting to create an ePortfolio of my Articulate/Storyline work.

I know how to publish to web in Storyline, however; I am lost from how to embed maybe with an iframe or by other into - if that is possible?

The only solution I have found: I have created a CloudBerry Explorer account to upload and create URL to link to Storyline file.

Any advice on how to do this is appreciated. 

I can see the discussion above is for - maybe I need to change to soon.

Heather Vogt

I am having the same problem as everyone else, but, apparently, I don't understand The Interwebz.

I have no idea what the wonderful Rachel, above--2 years ago, has posted. I have the same problem as the OP, but I cannot wrap my brain around what Rachel responded with. It looks to be the answer to my problem, but I fear my free WordPress blog doesn't allow me to access to its remote site.

To see if I can even access the remote site for my free WordPress blog, can someone tell me where I'd even look?

David mentions a plugin but I can't add plug-ins to my free site. 

I guess I'm stuck, huh? I need to pay for something? I'm open to doing that but don't want to go that route unless I have to. 

Any help would be much appreciated. 

PS I did see something in this thread about going to Google Drive and using that to access the content. Or am I going insane?

Heather Vogt

The Google Drive option is no longer possible. So I'm back to square one; can someone tell me exactly what I need to put this course up on my free Wordpress blog? I don't need anything too big; I'd just like to post 5-7 courses at most probably. 

I guess I need to buy a Premium account to use the plug-in. I've read that's only limited to three uses and then you have to pay for it. Anybody have more experience with the plug in? 

Another option, and one I prefer, is to use a hosting service that will just let me upload whatever I want (within size limits). Is that right? How does that work? And do I have access to everything on the site so I can do what I need to do when I need to do it? 

Any help would be much appreciated. I've spent my entire vacation putting courses together and wanted to spend today, my last day of vacation, putting it all on my site. I feel like I wasted my vacation. Boo. Thanks!  

Kristen Erwin

Holy moly.  Hi Heather! I've spent my freetime for the last few months figuring out this very same thing.  I had a free wordpress site and realized I needed to upgrade.  I'm not a website designer and had no idea where to start.  Trial by error 100%.  Here are some tips:

Go here:

I'm not really sure how this guy makes money because I didn't pay him anything... but I ended up having someone from his team take my free WP site and transfer it over to the pro site and set it up.  So that was a huge help because I had no idea what I was doing at all and at one point, I somehow had two websites....

This article helped explain some stuff

WP Free vs. Self Hosted:

Also after a few evenings on the internet I realized wow I need a place to upload my files and I ended up with BlueHost - they integrate automatically with WP which has been totally seamless and they are a lot cheaper than ones like GoDaddy

Then later I discovered I need a way to transfer files from my computer to BlueHost and I ended up with Filezilla.

I purchased a responsive theme from  -- Teach yourself how to create a child theme and work from that!  Your future self will thank you.

There is a plugin for anything you want to do.

Basically I just google what I want to know and teach myself.

**HELPFUL TIP** before you go down a rabbit hole with some article or blog post about how to do something with WordPress -- make sure you find out when the article was published.  Anything more than a year old is probably a waste of your time because by now, there is most likely an upgraded, easier way to do what you want to do.  And/or there's just a plugin you can download.

That's basically a quick download of all the main points I've gathered in my WordPress saga.  I hope it helps!!!!

Heather Vogt

Hi, Linda!

Thanks for your prompt response! Holy cow! I just followed the tutorial and have myself all set up. I didn't even know this type of...stuff...existed. 

I love this community!! This type of support makes it that much easier to shell out the money for an Articulate 360 subscription.  

Heather Vogt


     Thanks for your help!! I followed Linda's link and used Tom K.'s tutorial on using Amazon S3 and Cloudberry Explorer. It's working beautifully now. I need to get more courses together so I can pinpoint and optimize my workflow. 

      I think we're in the same boat; I can't believe how massive the understanding of *EVERYTHING* is just to get a portfolio going! Yikes. Here's to hoping I get some interviews. :) Thanks again for everything. 

Rhonda Lemmon

Hi Rachel,  I have followed the instructions for uploading a storyline file, and have used the wordpress plugin. I'm using wordpress on hostgator.   

when I go to the page in my site with the storyline examples, I am getting an error message, unable to acquire LMS API, some files may not display, etc...    once I click ok or cancel the storyline content displays and all is fine.     i really would like to get rid of the error messages.  Any idea what might be happening?

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Rhonda - The response from Rachel is a bit dated and I'm not sure if she's still subscribed here. You are certainly welcome to reach out to the user directly via the 'Contact Me' option on the user profile if you do not hear back soon. Otherwise, hopefully someone in the community familiar with WordPress will be able to pop in and help.