How To Add Your LinkedIn Profile Widget In WordPress
March 28th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 13 Comments |
Everyone knows that social media marketing is one of the best things you can adopt to boost the growth of your business.
And LinkedIn is the platform you can’t neglect to play with. This is one of the biggest professional networks which is influencing many.
Have you ever thought to add your LinkedIn profile widget in WordPress to get more followers? You can use your website to connect with more people.
Haven’t you read the guide how I gained 10000 LinkedIn followers in a few months? It’s always good to meet your audience on a professional platform like LinkedIn.
Adding The LinkedIn Profile To WordPress Manually.
Just like adding LinkedIn button to your website, you have to generate the official code to place it wherever you want to show the profile widget.
Visit the LinkedIn Member Profile Plugin page. If you’re already logged in, you will see your profile otherwise a button to login.
Click on that button and you will see your profile. You can adjust its appearance using a few options shown. You can decide whether you want to show the full widget or only the LinkedIn icon.
After finalizing the design, you have to generate the official code of your LinkedIn profile by clicking on the “Get Code” button.
It will show you a box consisting the code. Copy this code and paste it anywhere on your WordPress website.
Most of the people like to add it in the sidebar because it’s more visible. Go to Appearance>>Widgets and add a text box in the sidebar. Paste the code and save.
You have successfully embedded the LinkedIn profile widget in your website’s sidebar.
Add Your LinkedIn Profile Widget In WordPress Using A Plugin.
Just like Facebook, there is a plugin to add your LinkedIn profile widget in WordPress.
Install and activate WP LinkedIn plugin. After installation, there are many steps required. You have to create a LinkedIn app and add the client ID and client secret keys in the plugin.
Step 1:- Go to Settings>>LinkedIn and the plugin’s settings will appear to you. From all the tabs shown on this page, open the LinkedIn API tab which will show you the spaces to add the Client ID and client secret.
You would notice a Redirect URL, copy this URL. You will require it later while creating an app.
Step 2:- To create a new LinkedIn app, go to LinkedIn Developer’s Page and click on the “Create application” button.
It will take you to a new page.
Step 3:- Here you have to fill your name, company name, the description, and a photo. Make sure that you upload the photo with the same dimensions from each side.
It should be square to fit properly. After that, you would need to choose for what this application is required. You have to select the Application Use from the drop-down list.
A few more fields like your business email address, business phone, and website URL are also required.
After filling all the entries click on the “Submit” button. And don’t forget to check the terms and conditions agreement box.
Step 4:- With a new page, you will see the Client ID and the Client Secret API. Copy these APIs and paste in the WordPress plugin’s settings.
Step 5:- Scroll down and you will see some more fields to fill. If you remember, you have copied the redirect URL from the plugin in the first step, you have to paste that URL under Authorized Redirect URL.
Paste that URL and click on the “Add” button. The best part is that you can add more than one redirect URL which means you can use it on more than one website.
Click on the “Update” button and you’re good to go.
Step 6:- Get back to your WordPress dashboard and save the plugin settings. Navigate to Appearance>>Widgets and you will see the LinkedIn profile widget.
Drag and drop it in the sidebar. Save it and you will see your LinkedIn profile widget in the sidebar.
I Hope You Can Easily Add Your LinkedIn Profile Widget In WordPress.
The choice is yours whether you use the official code generated by the LinkedIn member profile plugin or the WordPress plugin.
From my opinion, the most convenient method is to generate the code. Copy and paste it anywhere on your website.
What would you go for? Are you going to use the WordPress plugin? Whatever you choose, isn’t that easy to add your LinkedIn profile widget in WordPress?
You would be interested in a guide to add LinkedIn share button to website. If you have any doubt, feel free to drop a comment.