Schedule Block Available for Beta Testing

The Schedule block is now available for betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. testing on It will replaces the [schedule] shortcode, as a way to automatically generate a front end schedule based on the Sessions custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept..

Kudos to @mrwweb for building an innovative prototype, @melchoyce for the design, and everyone who helped refine the ideas in previous discussions.

Screenshot of the Schedule block

Please leave comment below if you’d like to help with beta testing.

If you’re not currently planning a camp, you can use one of your older sites, or ask for access to a test site.

The new 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. doesn’t currently support the personalized schedule feature that 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. has, but that will be incorporated before the block is enabled for all sites.

Testing Details

  1. Leave a comment below, and include the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL of a past- or present- WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. that you helped organize. I’ll enable the block for that site.
  2. Edit the Session posts and update the duration field, if needed. If you skip this step, you’ll probably see a lot of warnings while using the block.
  3. Draft or publish a new page, and add the block to it. Please share a link to this page in the comments, so myself and everyone can see the results.
  4. Play around with the various options, and keep an eye out for bugs, missing features, pain points, etc. I’m especially interested to see if anyone runs into problems applying custom CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. to it, and any tweaks that would make that easier.
  5. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment below, or open an issue on GitHub.

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