Exposure changelog
Exposure changelog
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πŸ‘€ Hide a Story From Your Story Feed

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You can now hide a specific story from your Story Feed while still making it visible within any category it's placed in.

The story can also be accessed by anyone with the exact URL.

This new toggle is available under Story Options β†’ Privacy β†’ Hide Story from Story Feed.

⚑️ Lightbox Speed Improvements

The photo Lightbox will now load the bigger version of a story photo 100% faster. No more waiting and staring at a spinner when you want to see a photo in more detail. Enjoy!

πŸ”—Set a Custom Link Share Image

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By default, the link share image that is pulled by Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks will be the cover photo of your story.

You can now find a new feature under your Story Options, you have the ability to set a custom link share image that will replace using the cover photo for a link shared.

The optimal image size is 1200px Γ— 630px, but any image under 5MB will be cropped to that size once uploaded and processed.

This feature is available on any paid plan.

You can confirm what your link will look like via these handy links.

πŸ“‘ .Export Stories to PDF

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Exposure stories can now be exported to a high resolution .PDF files for sharing offline or archival purposes! Exports will also include any links you might have added to your story.

The exports are in standard A4 sizing and use the Overlay story layout. More options will be available in the future.

Due to the nature and length of web pages, exports may not be 1:1 with the original story, we will improve this over time.

You can download an example .PDF below of this UNDP Climate change story, https://undp-climate.exposure.co/powering-the-green-recovery to see how it looks.

Download Example PDF↓

PDF Exports are available on the Pro Plus and above plans. Stories with over 50 photos will require a Business plan to export.

The Export Story to PDF section can be found in the Options menu of your story and will also appear in the share options once you publish.

Stories may take around 5 to 30 seconds to export.

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πŸ› Add In-Story Shop Buttons

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We have seen from our members that a great way to sell your products, be it cycling gear, photo prints, or even camera accessories, is with storytelling.

Today we are introducing the In-Story "Shop" button to empower our members to earn with their storytelling.

The new Exposure In-story 'Shop' button allows you to add a clear call to action in the corner of any photo. With that, you can link to a store or purchase page and drive visitors to your products.

All it takes is one click in your Photo Options to enable it. Learn more over on the Exposure Help Center→.

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This feature is available to Pro Plus and above subscribers.

Enjoy! ✌️

🎯 Use a Story as a Landing Page

Exposure stories can make great landing pages for events, announcements, or anything that needs a simple, beautiful story to get the point across.

The Landing Page Mode toggle allows you to remove any elements that link away from your story. This makes sure the focus stays on the page and your visitors don't get distracted.

The Landing Page Mode toggle can be found under "Display" in your Story Options panel. When enabled it will hide the following:

  • Author and publish date in the cover of the story
  • More Stories section in the footer of the story
  • Any custom menus enabled
  • Previous and next story links
  • Subscribe and author meta in the footer of the story.

You can see an example of Landing Page Mode in action here, luke.exposure.co/park-pride-on-a-saturday-morning.

Landing Page Mode is a Pro Plus and above plan feature.

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🦊 New Tab for FireFox

Our popular Exposure New Tab extension is now available for Mozilla Firefox. Get a beautiful curated photo from the community Exposure every time you open a new tab and discover new stories everyday.

Install it here: exposure.co/apps/new-tab→

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πŸ” Search your Stories

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We are pleased to welcome a dedicated search option for your Exposure stories. You can now quickly and easily find the story you are looking for, or let visitors search for and discover your past stories.

Search is enabled for all member sites as of today. A πŸ” icon is now in the top left of your site navigation to take you to the search page. You can also add /search to your site URL to visit it.

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The feature currently searches through story titles, sub-titles, locations and, footnotes. We will be including the entire body contents of the story in the coming months.

You can disable the search feature via your Site Preferences β†’ Site Options if you wish, disabling it will hide the πŸ” icon and search page.

You can explore some examples of searches belowπŸ‘‡

ℹ️ Information Box Call-out Style

You can now style a Text Only group to be an Information Box Call-Out. This is handy when a part of your story might need to be clarified or you need to add a more defined call to action for a given topic.

The style adds a grey background and border to create a clean different look from the rest of your story.

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To enable the new Information Box Call-out style, simply look for the (i) icon in the top right of your Text Only Group with the other styling options. You can toggle the style on or off with just a click. This is available for new and existing stories.

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πŸ—ž Discover a World of Storytelling with Publications

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We are excited to announce the launch of Exposure Publications. Hand-curated collections that showcase the best Exposure has to offer from our community of storytellers. From the world travels to current events, there’s always something new to explore.

The initial set of Publications reflex the stories being told across Exposure, but we have many more planned for the future. We aim to make it easy to find stories visitors are interested in and inspire more creators to come to tell theirs.

Publications will also publish original content, so be sure to subscribe if you are interested in reading more.

Don't want your story featured in any Publications? Totally ok with us! Simply visit your Privacy settings, disable "Content Featuring" and your stories won’t be featured.

Want to create your own Exposure Publication? Exposure can help you create and curate your own publication to inspire your audience. Contact us to explore how this could work for you or your brand.

✌️ Enjoy!