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Transforming a Single WordPress Block into a Block Variation with InnerBlocks

One minor victory in the latest updates to my RSVPMaker plugin was figuring out a block transform to turn a single block, RSVPMaker Upcoming, into a variation on the Query Loop block.

With this configured, the Transform To options displayed when you click on the calendar icon in the button bar include Query Loop — complete with a preview of what the transformed block will look like with my defaults applied.

The tricky part was turning a single block (rsvpmaker/upcoming) into a version of the Query Loop (core/query) with preset InnerBlocks for the Post Template (a container for the blocks representing the post title and other elements, in this case including the event date and time).

This related post explains what I was trying to achieve:

The official Transforms documentation covers a number of use cases, including a scenario where you are transforming one block that contains InnerBlocks to another — you take the InnerBlocks object passed in by the source and pass it in to the createBlock call for “Transform to” operation. In my case, I needed to create the blocks from scratch.

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“The Wide World of Hybrid Toastmasters,” Toastmasters Magazine

My article The Wide World of Hybrid Toastmasters from the March 2023 issue of Toastmasters Magazine was based on my own experiences at Club Awesome Toastmasters in Coral Springs, Florida, and interviews with others.

The article aimed to show the range of simple to sophisticated technology options available, as well as the important leadership and organizational dimensions of what makes a successful hybrid club.


Saturday August 27, 2022 7:00 PM EDT

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WordPress for Speakers and Leaders

Saturday December 12, 2020 11:00 AM EST to 12:00 PM EST

Join David F. Carr for a workshop on how to use the web and all its connections to social media and search engines more effectively, whether that’s for a club website, a business website, or your pro speaker website.

David is a versatile and inventive writer, editor, and web and digital media consultant. He is the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies, a past editor of InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World, and a consultant to businesses seeking to tell a clear, compelling story about their products and services. He became a web developer as a way of learning to apply practical lessons from his research on what makes websites and online businesses successful.

This webinar is being advertised to Toastmasters as part of David’s WordPress for Toastmasters project but you do not need to be a Toastmaster to attend.

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Webinar: How to Host Online Toastmasters Meetings and Contests

Thursday March 19, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

This webinar will provide guidance for Toastmaster leaders who have suddenly found themselves compelled to move meetings, contests, and other events online.

Presenter: David F. Carr, DTM, led Online Presenters Toastmasters to charter in 2017 and has recently begun organizing mixed online / offline meetings for Club Awesome Toastmasters in Coral Springs, Florida. He is also this year’s District 47 webmaster and the founder of the WordPress for Toastmasters project.

In the past week, he has participated in similar training sessions for District 47 and for District 4 (see blog post and replay).

A freelance writer, editor, and digital consultant, David is the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and has been a main stage speaker at technology conferences in Lisbon, Berlin, and Stockholm. He previously served as an editor for InformationWeek and is a current contributor to The Enterprisers Project.

David will also be recruiting other Online Presenters members to assist.

Online event link – sign in a few minutes early, particularly if you have not used the Zoom software before and will need to download it.

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How to Run Efficient Online Meetings with Zoom for Your Business or Nonprofit

Monday March 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Zoom provides a great, economical option for hosting online meetings, but it’s a mistake to think everyone will instantly understand how to use it to get work done. In addition to mastering the technology, getting coworkers, collaborators, partners and everyone else you’re meeting with up to speed on the etiquette and social issues of interacting online is not necessarily easy.

Join David F. Carr, author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and founder of Online Presenters Toastmasters (which holds weekly online meetings), for this free webinar. To hire David to give a briefing to your organization, email him and include “Zoom training” in the subject line.

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Tuesday January 14, 2020 7:00 PM EST

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