Speaker Deck Embed

The Speaker Deck embed block will allow users to embed their own slides/presentation in their post/page. Users need to create an account to upload their own slides/presentation on Speaker Deck. You don’t need a Speaker Deck account to embed a presentation, although it needs to be public.

Embedded Speaker Deck Slide

 Screenshot of Speaker Deck

Steps to Embed a slide from Speaker Deck 

  1. Find the URL of your Speaker Deck slide

          Log in to your Speaker Deck account and visit the My Decks menu to get your all decks 

Screenshot of Speaker Deck

Open the deck that you want to embed. After that Copy the link from the browser address bar.

  1. Add the Speaker Deck block from the block list 
Screenshot adding the Speaker Deck block to a page or post

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

  1. Paste the Deck link into the URL box 
The correct URL to copy to use the embed block
  1. Click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

Preview of the embedded Speaker Deck video within the WordPress editor.
  1. If you use a URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.” You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert to link.
Example of a URL that cannot be embedded. Two options are presented, try again or convert to link.

Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the Speaker Deck embed shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options. 
Block Toolbar with options available for the Speaker Deck Block.

Transform to:

Options to transform the Speaker Deck block to Paragraph, Columns or Group.

You can transform a Speaker Deck embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the Speaker Deck embed.

Editor view of an Speaker Deck Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Editor view of an Speaker Deck Embed as a group with Color Settings controls

Change Alignment

Speaker Deck Embed with a grey background.
  • None – No alignment.
  • Align left – Make the Speaker Deck post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Speaker Deck post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the  Speaker Deck] post align right

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the Speaker Deck Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

Editing the block URL via the "edit" option.

More Options:

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

Block Settings 

Besides the Advanced section, the Speaker Deck embed has only one setting in the “Block Settings” sidebar: Media Settings.

Media Settings

Media settings for the embed block with the toggle OFF for resizing on smaller devices.
Media settings for the embed block with the toggle ON for resizing on smaller devices.

Via the Media Settings you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

Additional CSS Class(es) option for the Speaker Deck Embed block.


  • Updated 2022-11-25
    • Removed redundant content
    • Aligned images for mobile view
    • Added alt text to images
  • Updated 2022-04-19
    • Updated screenshots for 5.9
  • Updated 2020-09-04
    • Screenshots updated to 5.5
  • Updated 2020-08-19
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Updated 2020-08-11
    • Screenshots as per WordPress 5.5
    • Embedded VideoPress video
  • Created 2020-07-27

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