Change Your Story URL Before Publishing

Previously the Exposure story editor would auto-generate a URL(or slug) based on the title of your story. For example, if a title was "Best coffee shops in Atlanta" the URL would be /best-coffee-shops-in-atlanta once the story was published.

We got lots of feedback from our storytellers that you would like to set the URL before you publish as sometimes an auto-generated URL is not quite right. So starting today you can do just that! While drafting a story you can head to your Options to set the URL.


You can still change the URL after publishing as before. Enjoy!

Facebook Pixel Integration

Exposure For Business subscribers can now easily place a Facebook Pixel into their site and stories with no need for any code. Grab the Pixel ID from the Facebook Events Manager and just one click later you are good to go. Head over to your Business Options to get started with the Facebook Pixel Manager.

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Learn more about installing and managing the Facebook Pixel here in the Exposure Help Center here→

Fading Scroll Effects for Stories

Smooth scrolling effects for story photos is now live and looking beautiful. As your visitors scrolls a story each photo will gracefully fade in. This is an automatic update and there is nothing to enable.

For a great example check out Tom Bond's story on Chernobyl:


If you would rather disable these effects then we have also included a toggle in your Design Options in Preferences:


Stability and Speed Improvements

The stability and speed of Exposure is an ongoing mission for the team, it's one of our top priorities to get your stories loading fast and always available.

We are pleased to announce that we have completed a (really) long list of upgrades that has greatly improved response time, uptime and story loading times! These upgrades have had a noticeable effect on the performance of the platform.

The core of those improvements was moving the majority of our infrastructure to Amazon Web Services as to improve a lot of aspects of performance, but also add a lot more redundancy to our systems. This means that downtime is now extremely unlikely.

Story caching is also live across the site to deliver your stories double quick, we now save and serve a static copy of your story when it's published (then update it when you make changes) instead of loading it from our database each time it's visited.

We appreciate the communities patience as these upgrades have been performed. Many more to come!

Control the Featuring of Your Content

The Exposure team loves to show off your great work by featuring your stories and photos, but we respect your privacy and understand you might not always want that. We've added a new privacy toggle under Account settings to let you opt out of Content Featuring. Check it out in your Account details here:

Toggle Email Notifications Sending Right from Your Stories


The story editor just got better! You can now disable your Subscriber Email notifications from sending when you publish any story. There's no need to turn off all Subscriber Email Notifications in your Preferences. Just pick which stories you want to send out! You can find this under "Publishing" in your options from today.


Two Columns Layout for your Text

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The two column story layout has arrived! In classic Exposure style, it only takes one click to organize your story text into two columns instead of one.

In the editor, you can hit the new button in the top left of a group in your story, just under the alignment button. Once toggled it will turn the text component of a group into two very clean equal-width columns. The column sizing will continue to be equal as you type for text like magic🔮.

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Check out this story from the south of Italy by the ever talented and Exposure subscriber Lauren di Matteo to see an example:

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Change Your Cover Photo Position

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Your cover photo is awesome, but we want to give you more options! Check out the latest update to the story editor: position controls to help get your cover photo looking perfect.

You can now choose to position your cover photo either center, left, right, top or bottom. This is helpful for when you are using portrait or wide angle style photos for your cover.

You can find these new controls when you are in Edit Mode under Options → Display → Cover Photo Position.


This is just the start of these options and future versions of the feature will include more free from control.

Introducing the new Simple Cover Layout

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Simple Cover Layout is here! As much as we love big, full-width photos, we listened to feedback and made a more traditional, blog-like cover layout! Try it out by starting any story and selecting the Simple option under the Cover Layout. Look out for the New badge too.

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Check out the world traveling Kirsten Alana and Javi Lorbada to see it in action.

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Open Menu Builder Links in the Same Tab


The Exposure Menu Builder can now open menu item links in the same tab! Previously, these links always opened in a new tab. Now, you can decide!

You can choose how menu builder links open via your Menu Builder Options here:

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