WordCamp Block: Speakers

Following up on my first post, I’ve put together some simple, static prototypes of the Speakers blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.

Add Individual Speakers

InVision Prototype.

Have you ever wanted to easily announce a keynote speaker, or showcase your latest round of speaker selections in a post? This block will allow you to showcase specific speakers.

Note, this prototype does not include settings — it focuses on the flow of adding individual speakers. 

Add Entire Speaker List

InVision Prototype.

Sometimes you just need a list of all of your speakers. This prototype explores that flow, along with the optional settings you can use to customize its design.

This prototype does include settings! Please play around.


Once you have a chance to explore, I’d love to know:

  • Would you use this block for your WordCampWordCamp A WordCamp is a conference where the WordPress community come together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. https://central.wordcamp.org/about/.?
  • Does this seem to give you more options, or less options, than working with the shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site.?
  • Keeping in mind this is a static prototype, did everything work as you expected? Did anything not work as you expected? Did you find anything confusing?
  • Do you feel like this block is missing anything?
  • Anything else?

Thanks again for all of your feedback 🙂 

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