Firstly we would like to thank STRAK for providing this snippet!

After installing our Wordpress plugin you can add the following snippet to your theme function.
This function will transfer the story content to 2 WPBakery blocks. Why 2 blocks? WPBakery "vc_column_text" blocks remove javascript so we need to extract the javascript and place it in a second WPBakery "vc_raw_js" block. This is how it's done:

function custom_storychief_after_publish_action($story) {
    $post_id = $story['external_id'];
    $post_content = $story['content'];

    $post_content_without_javascript = preg_replace('/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/i', ' ', $post_content);

    // Add $post_content without javascript to vc_column_text
    $post_content = '[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]' . $post_content_without_javascript . '[/vc_column_text]';
    // Add javascript to vc_raw_js
    preg_match_all('/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/i', $post_content, $matches);
    if (isset($matches[0])) {
        foreach ($matches[0] as $key => $match) {
            $post_content .= '[vc_raw_js]' . base64_encode($match) . '[/vc_raw_js]';
    // Close VC column
    $post_content .= '[/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]';

    //update post
    $new_post = array(
        'ID' => $post_id,
        'post_content' => $post_content,

     // disable sanitation
    // update post
    // enable sanitation

add_action('storychief_after_publish_action', 'custom_storychief_after_publish_action', 1);

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