Configure Story Maps with a pre-existing JavaScript app

09-09-2016 11:15 AM
New Contributor

I have the code from a customised story map that I would like to modify and use on my own story map (I have permission from the author). However, when I go to add the code into my ArcGIS online account I get a popup that says the file type is not supported.

The code is written in JavaScript and is about 3 years old.

If you have any clues on how I can make this work or other tips on how I might be able to customise my storymaps with code your input would be very welcome!

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Esri Frequent Contributor

Hi Carly,

Hosting app code on ArcGIS Online is not supported. You'll have to host the app on your own server or other web-enabled file hosting service (like Amazon S3).

You can find more documentation on how to deploy a custom story map on the GitHub repo for one of our storytelling apps. For example, here's the README for Story Map Journal:

map-journal-storytelling-template-js/ at master · Esri/map-journal-storytelling-template-js... 

You also might be interested in checking out our Story Map developers' blog: 

Hope this helps -- let us know if you have any more quesitons.


Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps