Speaker Deck Embed

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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

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 

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 
  1. Paste the Deck link into the URL box 
  1. Click the “Embed” button

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

Block Toolbar 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. 

Transform to:

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.

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

Right: Speaker Deck embed with a green background.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block 

  • 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
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the Speaker Deck post to cover the full width of the screen.

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site. 

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.

More Options:

For the “More Options” button we already have reusable block. All we need is a 

Speaker Deck screenshot of an example HTML, see below. 

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Block Settings  Block Settings 

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

Media Settings

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.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.


  • Created 2020-07-27