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#3605 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Speaker application form for WordCamps blocked when not logged in

Reported by: Buxert Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: WordCamp Site & Plugins Keywords:
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Description

The speaker application form for WordCamps blocks people who aren't logged in with their wordpress.org account. This is a major conversion rate block for getting enough speaker applications. Not everyone has a wordpress.org account cause sometimes people from outside the WordPress community want to give a talk at a WordCamp about more general topics, like the GDPR, marketing or SEO.

See this page (make sure you are logged out of wordpress.org)

https://2018.nijmegen.wordcamp.org/2018/05/04/sprekers-gezocht/

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form_blocked.jpg (53.6 KB) - added by Buxert 18 months ago.
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Change History (2)

@Buxert
18 months ago

Screenshot of blocked form

#1 @coreymckrill
18 months ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @Buxert, I just researched the reasoning behind requiring the login on the speaker application form, and it turns out that this conversation has happened a couple of different times in the past:

https://make.wordpress.org/community/2015/09/30/approval-for-1203-meta-call-for-speakers-sign-in/

https://make.wordpress.org/community/2017/03/02/requiring-wordcamp-speakers-to-have-a-wordpress-org-account/

If you still want to change this after reviewing the above discussions, I would recommend making a new post on the Community P2. Here's some guidance on how to do that:

https://make.wordpress.org/community/feature-requests-for-community-sites/

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