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  1. If a WordCamp provides badge images, then I’ve always just used a Text widget to display them in a sidebar or similar. Not all of them make badges, but they should, really. I’ve talked to people at WordCamps that only found out about their local camp happening by seeing a badge on somebody’s site.

    A plugin for this is easy enough, if there was a central place to have them. Maybe we should make a badge generator thingy on wordcamp.org or something similar. Make it easier for WordCamps to not just have them for others, but to actually create them too.

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    1. Great idea. I too was going to suggest that rather than having to install a plugin, I’d much rather use some embed code and place it into a Text widget. That’s what I’ve done in the past.

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  2. My comment didn’t even stick from last time so I’m just posting again for the heck of it to see what happens. :)

    And it worked! Last time it actually refreshed and showed me what appeared to be a mobile navigation menu. DOn’t know!

    My original comment was: BADGEOS SITE!! Achievements, Badges….. let’s do it! ;) ((Can you imagine the dev time needed for that?!?! ))

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    1. Wrong type of badges you’re thinking of, I think. But, checked profiles on org lately? That will get expanded, eventually.

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  3. Yes, absolutely. Especially if the plugin outputs dynamic content that can scale to fit different sized widgetized areas. Having consistent badges across different WordCamps will boost visibility and add more inclusion in the community.

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  4. Yes please! Now that it’s a feature in our WordPress.org profiles, it could tie to that. Promote whatever the next upcoming WordCamp is, and a see my past talks with links to wordcamp.tv would be really good.

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  5. WordCamp Switzerland is this weekend, too late for this plugin ;-) but I’d find it a very good help to promote WordCamps.

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  6. Yes please :) – taken a fork of Myles’ code, see – if/when I get round to it – if I can help contribute :)

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  7. eherman24

    It would be nice to see a centralized place for badges, maybe a CDN where this plugin could pull images from. That would required each WordCamp to provide a badge prior to the event. Just a thought..

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    1. As if WordCamps don’t have enough requirements as it is :P I like the idea but would like the badge to be optional. I bet most would offer some sort of badge though. Would be cool to see how unique the badges are to their WordCamp location.

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  8. WCDFW organizer here (one of many), definitely interested in forking this for our WC in the Fall and possibly contributing back a more generic code…

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  9. squiwrl

    As a co-organizer of WPYEG this would be great!

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  10. I suppose a generic plugin could work as I’d rather see that then a fork created for each WordCamp event. The best option was suggested by Otto above. WordCamp Central having a badge generator which could easily be embedded onto webpages.

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  11. I think WordCamp Central should do the following badges:

    I am speaking at WordCamp…
    I am attending at WordCamp..
    I am volunteer at WordCamp…
    I am sponsoring WordCamp…

    However I think the badges should have year on them.

    I am speaking at WordCamp Toronto 2014
    I am attending at WordCamp Toronto 2014
    I am volunteer at WordCamp Toronto 2014
    I am sponsoring WordCamp Toronto 2014

    However I wouldn’t like to see the badges be generic type with just the name of the location be different. each city should be unique.

    I think the badges should be different sizes. not just 125 x 125.

    125×125, 300×250, 468 x 60, 728 x 90, 120×600, 160×600

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  12. Sounds like a pretty cool idea. I know of other groups that have used a kind of “press/photo pass” widget to display their attendance at events, including a mini profile and previous related events attended, organisation, position, event roles, etc. Like mini virtual resume IDs.

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