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How to add your LinkedIn profile to WordPress

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Do you want to add your LinkedIn profile to your WordPress website?

LinkedIn is a social network of professionals that helps you connect with other professionals.

In this article, we will show you how to easily add your LinkedIn profile to WordPress.

Method 1: Adding a LinkedIn Profile with a WordPress Plugin

This method requires the creation of a LinkedIn application to be used with a WordPress plugin. 

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the LinkedIn WP plugin. For more details, check out our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

After activation, you must visit the page " Settings> LinkedIn To configure the plugin settings.

Linkedin wp

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Then select the tab LinkedIn APILinkedin wp 1

Before you can use the plugin, you need to create a LinkedIn application to get the " customer ID " and the " API Keys ».

You must visit the website of LinkedIn Developer and click on " Create an application ».Create apps 1

This will take you to the form for creating a new application. You must first provide a name for the company, and a name for your application.

Create apps 2

You will also need to upload a logo for your app. You can use your blog logo or any other image, make sure the image is square shape with the same width and height.

After that, you need to add your website address, email and a phone number. Check the general conditions box and click on the submit application button (Send).

LinkedIn will now create your application, and it will redirect you to the app dashboard. You will find your Client ID and API Keys.Create apps 3

You still need to add a redirect URL for your app settings which you can find by going to the OAuth 2.0 section. Copy and paste the redirect URL shown on the plugin's settings page and then click the " Add ».Create apps 4 1

Do not forget to click the update button to store your settings.

Now you can copy the Client ID and Secret Keys (API Keys) and paste them on the plugin settings page. After that, click the Save Changes button to save the plugin settings.

WP LinkedIn offers widgets and shortcodes to add different LinkedIn features to your WordPress site.

You can go to " Appearance> Widgets And you'll find the LinkedIn Profile widget in the list of available widgets. Just drag and drop the widget into a sidebar where you want to view your LinkedIn profile.

Linkedin profile widget for WordPress

You can also view your LinkedIn profile using the [li_profile] shortcode everywhere on your WordPress site (posts / pages).

That's all for this tutorial, I hope that now you'll know how to add a LinkedIn social profile on WordPress.

 

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