To create a new Linkedin application, go to https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer?newapp
Step 1 : Create Application
Click on the “Create Application” button.
In this page, enter the values in the required fields.
In the App Information section, please enter the
- App name
- Business Email
- Upload logo
If you want to publish to your linkedin company page, please select the “Marketing Developer Platform” under the products. (It requires verification by linkedin.)
Now select the terms and click on “Create App”.
If you want to publish the posts to your linkedin company page you need to verify the company first and for this please go to step 2.
If you don’t want to publish to linkedin company pages and only to profile please go to step 3.
Step 2 : Verify Company
Click on the “Verify” button.
Now it will show a page to generate verification url.
Click on the “Generate URL” and you can see a url.
Copy this url and paste it in a browser.
Now the page admin can verify the company.
Click on the “Approve verification” button.
The company is now verified and you can see it in the settings section.
Linkedin now sends a mail to you to complete the partner request form.
On completing the form they will verify it and provide you the access to publish to the company page. It may take upto 30 days.
After getting approval you can see the “Marketing Developer Platform” in the products section of the linkedin app.
Step 3: Application Credentials
You will now get the Application Keys and it is given below.
Please use the API client ID and client secret in the plugin Linkedin settings page.
In the OAuth 2.0 section you need to enter your authorized redirect url. The url is your wordpress admin url.
For example if you have installed the script in https://www.yoursite.com, the admin area is https://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/ , the redirect URL is https://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/admin.php
After entering the redirect URl, click on the “Update” button.
Enter these values in the plugin linkedin settings page and “save and Authenticate” the app. Now you will get a confirmation like in the image and click on the “Allow Access”.
The linkedin application is now ready to use.