Setup/Installation: LinkedIn – Social Networks Auto-Poster for WordPress

You can choose what API you would like to use.

LinkedIn Native API: Free built-in API from Linked In. Can be used for posting to your profile or groups. More secure, more stable. More complicated – requires LinkedIn App and authorization.

NextScripts API for LinkedIn: Premium API with extended functionality. Can be used for posting to your profile, group page or company page. Less secure – requires your password. Use it only if you need to post to your company page or group page.

LinkedIn Native API

LinkedIn native API uses the OAuth protocol to give your application authorized access to the APIs. You need to register your application on theirs developer portal and receive an API key and API secret. This key helps us identify your application and lets you make an API call. Once you’ve registered your app, a developer token and secret is provided to you along with your API key.

LinkedIn Configuration

1. Create an app for your website

1. Login to your Linked In account.
2. Go to the Developers page: https://developer.linkedin.com/
3. Click on “My Apps” in the top right corner or just go to the https://www.linkedin.com/developer/apps
Add New Application
3. Click “Create Application” button.
Add New Application
Fill “Company Name”, “Application Name”, all other required info and agree to terms of use. Please use your own information, don’t literally re-type “NextScripts.com” and other sample info.
Add New Application

– Notice Client ID and Client Secret on this page.

Please enter “OAuth 2.0 Redirect URL” field. It should contain the exact URL of your plugin settings page.
Add New Application

!VERY IMPORTANT STEP!
Click “Settings”, select “Live” in the “Application Status” field.

LinkedIn Application

2. Connect LinkedIn to your WordPress.

1. Login to your WordPress Admin Panel, Go to the Settings->Social Networks AutoPoster Options.
2. Click “Add new account”, select LinkedIn.
3. Fill “Client ID” and “Client Secret” from step 3 above.
Client ID and Client Secret
4. Click “Update Settings”

3. Authorize LinkedIn for your WordPress.

1. Scroll to your new account settings. Notice link “Authorize Your Linked In Account”.
2. Click “Authorize Your LinkedIn Account” and follow the authorization wizard.
Authorize
Authorize your LinkedIn account
4. Your LinkedIn account is ready to use.

Authorize

NextScripts API for LinkedIn

Auto-posting to LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups


Note:
LinkedIn currently does not allow posting to company pages or groups from the native API.
You need to get “SNAP API for LinkedIn” to be able to post to company pages. “SNAP API” is included in the SNAP Pro plugin for WordPress.

Setting up NextScripts API for LinkedIn.

This is “Pro” only functionality for posting to company pages or groups

1. Login to your WordPress Admin Panel, Go to the Settings->Social Networks AutoPoster Options.
2. Click “Add new account”, select LinkedIn.
3. Choose NextScripts API, fill “Your page URL”, “Email” and “Password”. “Your page URL” could contain the URL of the Company page or group URL.
NextScripts API
4. Your LinkedIn account is ready to use.


How to setup each type of Social Network

1 Facebook Configuration
2. Twitter Configuration
3. Google+ Configuration
4. Pinterest Configuration

5. App.Net Configuration
6. Blogger Configuration
7. Delicious Configuration
8. Deviantart.com Configuration
9. Diigo Configuration
10. [New] Flickr Configuration
11. FriendFeed Configuration
12. Instapaper Configuration
13. LinkedIn Configuration
14. LiveJournal/Dreamwidth Configuration
15. Reddit Configuration
16. [New] Scoop.It Configuration
17. Stumbleupon Configuration
18. Tumblr Configuration
19. Plurk Configuration
20. vBulletin Configuration
21. vKontakte(vk.com) Configuration
22. Blog.com/Wordpress.com Configuration
23. YouTube Configuration

Have problems? Please check out the Troubleshooting FAQ page.

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