We're excited to launch another of our top requested features today: Lanyrd Badges. You can now add your upcoming (and past) Lanyrd events to your own site, and have those listings update automatically as you build up your Lanyrd profile.
If you are a frequent conference speaker, you can use our badge to promote your upcoming appearances and create a page listing all of the talks you have given in the past.
If you attend conferences primarily to network, you can advertise which events you are going to on your blog and encourage people to meet up with you there.
If you just want to help spread the word about the conferences you are tracking, we've got you covered too.
We have two types of badge: the top bar and the content splat.
A top bar can only be used once per page. By default it adds a bar to the top of your website highlighting the next conference you are attending, but you can configure it to include events you are tracking, or only display events you are speaking at or involved with as an organiser.
You can see the top bar in action on Simon's weblog:
The content splat is much more powerful. A splat can be configured to display events matching a number of different criteria - events you have spoken at in the past, or events you are tracking in the future for example. You can include multiple content splats on a single page, all with just making HTTP request to our badge service to keep your page loading as quickly as possible. Here's an exmple of content splats used to power Natalie's speaking history page:
Both badge types are designed to be styled using CSS, or you can use one of our default themes. We have a quick start guide to get you up and running just by copy and pasting some code, and detailed badge documentation that describes all of the different configuration settings for the two badge styles.
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