Advanced Speaker Addon

The Advanced Speaker addon enhances your organizing experience by providing dedicated pages for each speaker. Utilize shortcodes to effortlessly display lists of speakers wherever you desire, offering a seamless integration into your website. This addon introduces a myriad of options, allowing you to tailor the features of your shortcode to meet specific requirements. Additionally, you can conveniently showcase events associated with a particular speaker under the shortcode.

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Last Updated
2023-10-25 15:28:13


Advanced Speaker Addon Preparation


In the first step, ensure that both MEC (Modern Events Calendar) and the Advanced Speaker addon are installed and activated.

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Activating Speakers

Please head over to MEC Settings > Event Module and make sure to enable the Speaker feature.

Advanced Speaker

Advanced Speaker Addon Settings

After installing the Advanced Speaker Addon, you will see a new menu in MEC’s settings. In the pictorial guide below, you can see the explanations under each section.

Advanced Speaker

1. Single Page

In this step, choose a page featuring a designated shortcode (selecting the destination page). Although this page starts empty, clicking on the Speaker’s title link redirects you to it. Ensure the page is well-maintained and includes the [advanced-Speaker-single-public] shortcode. Following installation, this page is automatically activated, and you have the option to modify its default title.

2. Speaker Default Settings

Shortcodes come with various options. If no specific options are set, they will function with default settings. Customize details options based on your preferences.

Speaker Skin

Choose a skin to display the Speaker list.

Speaker Event Skin

Choose a skin to display the Speakers’ event list.

Event Limit

The number of Events to be displayed on the Speaker’s event list.

Speaker Limit

The number of Speakers to be displayed on the Speaker’s list page.

Event Cols

Define the number of columns to display on the Speaker’s event list.

Load More

Shows Load More Button on the event list page.

Show Event List

Show the Event list on a single page.

Redirect the Speaker Title

Redirect the Speaker title to a single page.

Type Link

Show the speaker within a link, Dialog, or both.

Redirect Link Target

Opens the events in a new window or the current window.

3. Available Shortcodes

In the Advanced Speaker Addon, there are three types of shortcodes:

  • Single: For showing a single event with its properties. 
  • List: For showing all the available items.
  • Featured: For showing those items with checked featured value.

How to use Advanced Speaker shortcodes

To integrate shortcodes, simply copy and paste the code onto the desired page. The main shortcode template is in [Speaker-list] format, and default options are applied if no custom settings are specified.

Each option functions individually on the main shortcode, like an ID. In the shortcode (which is like this: id=”{Speaker_ID}), in the {Speaker_ID}, you should just put a number. This number is available in the taxonomy list.

If, for instance, to show load more options, it is as load_more=”{true/false}“, you should put a numerical value in the {true/false} section without the {}. Ultimately, this option should be like load_more=”false” or  load_more=”true.

Important Notes:

  1. Ensure that you both open and close the double quotations, as it is essential.
  2. Be attentive to spaces to prevent the shortcode from breaking.
  3. You have the option to set no options. If completely omitted, nothing will happen.
  4. Avoid using one or both of [] in the shortcode.
  5. The presence of [] signifies to WordPress that you have executed a shortcode.
  6. To leverage the features of each Speaker, ensure that the specific Speaker has content.
  7. To access the widget, navigate to the Appearance > Widgets menu. Your widget will only be displayed if your page builder can recognize it.
  8. The exclude option allows you to omit specific details from the shortcode items, such as a phone number. To exclude multiple items, use “,” as a separator.

This image displays the ultimate outcome of the single Speaker page.

Advanced Speaker

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