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The Slideshare embed block lets you add a Slideshare presentation to your page/post. The embedded Slideshare includes navigation buttons that allow users to view the entire presentation on your website.

Six Steps to embed a Slideshare presentation on your post or page

  1. Find the presentation on and copy the presentation URL from the browser bar.
Chrome web browser with the link to the slideshare for sharing
  1. Add the Slideshare Embed block to your post.
Example of adding a slideshare block
Adding a block via the “Slash” command from an empty row

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the Slideshare URL from step 1 into the block.
  2. Click on the “Embed” button.
Example of slideshare url
  1. Now you can see the Slideshare presentation in your editor.
Example of a slideshare in the editor
  1. Click on Preview to see how the presentation is displayed on the front end of your page.
Example of slidehare on the frontend

Block Toolbar

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

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options. 
Example of slideshare with toolbar

Transform to:

Example of slideshare using transform to

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

Example of slideshare block with setting and colored background
Left: Editor view of a Slideshare Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Right: Slideshare embed with a blue background

Change Alignment – use reusable Block 

Example of slideshare alignment options
  • Align left – Make the Slideshare embed post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Slideshare embed post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the Slideshare embed post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the Slideshare embed 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 Slideshare Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

Example of slideshare url

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.


Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.


Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

example of slideshare HTML edit

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.


Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block 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.

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  • Updated 2020-08-19
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Updated 2020-08-18
    • Updated with images from WordPress 5.5
  • Created 2020-06-18

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