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TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables you to build visually-rich interactive timelines and is available in 40 languages. This plugin lets you display you create timeline events and embed timelines within your posts. You can display your post categories as a timelime and add extra data to each of your posts, turning them into media-rich timeline events.


  • Create fantastic looking Timelines within WordPress, quickly and easily.
  • Embed Timelines within Posts and Pages effortlessly!
  • Timeline events and Timelines are easily created and managed.
  • Post Categories can be viewed as their own Timeline.
  • Posts can have extra data added to them to create a Timeline event.
  • All the features of TimelineJS3.


  • Viewing Post Category as a Timeline, inline with theme.
  • The Timeline settings, enable and disable Post Categories as Timelines – specify which categories you want to display as a Timeline.
  • Extra fields when editing a post to turn it into a Timeline Event.


StoryMaps is extremely easy to install and use.

  1. Upload timelines to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory & activate
  2. Upload advanced custom fields or advaned custom fields pro to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory & activate
  3. Activate Timelines
  4. Create a few ‘Timeline Events’
  5. Create a Timeline and add Timeline Events to it, order them if required.
  6. View Timelines at its page URL or embed it into your post/page with this shortcode: [timeline id="example-unqiue" name="basic-storymap-example"] (id is a unique div id, name is the timelines ‘slug’)


3. Septembar 2016.
I just tried this on a site and have no complaints. It’s simple to implement, has a good range of options with the built in custom fields and looks really professional.
3. Septembar 2016.
This plugin is wonderful! Very easy to use, and it pulls the formatting right from your website’s existing CSS. Timeline events are as easy to create as a blog post, and you can even use blog categories to create timelines quickly and painlessly. Also, developer has been very responsive about questions or feedback.
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Contributors & Developers

“Timelines” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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*Initial Release


*fixed issue that prevented thumbnails and non-external media from displaying


*Fixing issue with ACF fields missing end date field


*fixing issue with display date not overriding date object


*added ability to set media for the timelines intial slide
*added ability to choose language for timeline


*fixed issue with backgrund image not displaying