Set up a story in 5 minutes flat

How you can publish your content in Prezly, fast! 💨

Quick guide outline:


Importing content from different sources

If you want, you can absolutely write your story directly into our story editor. The story editor's minimalist yet functional design is perfect for this, however, many people do use dedicated tools like Word or Google Docs for their story crafting. That's great, too!

Or say, for example, you have a story or media mention that was generated on another website and you want to capture that for your Newsroom or Press Kit. Thankfully, you don't have to copy unformatted text and waste your time going line-by-line and re-formatting everything.

Our story editor is a powerful tool. It can capture a lot with a simple copy + paste.

The editor can capture:

  • Text (of course!)
  • Hyperlinks
  • Formatted text (bold, italicized, underlined, even all three!)
  • Images 📷
  • Bullet points, subheaders, and more!

From an online article

So you want to copy an article from an online news source or website. Well, the editor is ready to help you!

Step 1: Create a new story and add a header image (if you want)

Step 2: Find the news source or website

Step 3: Copy the header and subheader text (if you don't do these separately, the formatting can get a bit wonky)

Step 4: Copy the rest of the text, including formatted text!

Step 5: Touch up the image sizes, save changes, and you're done!

It really is that easy. Let's look at an example!


From a Google Doc

It's just as easy to copy content from a Google Doc as it is an online document. Let's take a look.

Step 1: Create a new story and add a header image

Step 2: Open the Google Doc file

Step 3: Copy the header and subheader text into their respective sections

Step 4: Copy the rest of the text, including formatted text!

Step 5: Touch up the image sizes, save changes, and you're done!


From a Word document

You guessed it – copy and paste from a Word document is just as seamless.

Step 1: Create a new story and add a header image

Step 2: Open the Word document

Step 3: Copy the header and subheader text into their respective sections

Step 4: Copy the rest of the text, including formatted text!

Step 5: Touch up the image sizes, and you're done!


Copy and paste limitations

We now know that the editor is amazing and can copy a lot of really cool formatting. But unfortunately, copy and paste can't do everything (yet).

Copy and paste cannot capture certain embeds, including:

  • image galleries (it can only copy over one image at a time)
  • social embeds (Twitter, Instagram Facebook)
  • podcasts/audio
  • attachments
  • video

These will still need to be added the old school way for now!

How to embed multimedia in your story