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Linkedin Settings

You have to create a Linkedin application before filling the linkedin settings details.

To create a new Linkedin application please follow the link

In the application page in linkedin, enter the values in the required fields and set the url of your site as the Website URL. Also change the Live Status to Live, to display the posts publicly.

From the linkedin application, you will get the API Key and API Secret Key. Enter these values in the space provided.

linkedin account

  • Application Name – You can enter the name of your application here.
  • Client ID – Enter the API key from linkedin application here.
  • Client Secret  – Enter the linkedin API secret key here.
  • Publish wordpress `pages` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress pages or override the default settings.
  • Publish wordpress `posts` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress posts to categories or override the default settings and change the category.

Note: If you are selecting specific category, we can select the ‘category selection mode’.

  • Select wordpress custom post types for auto publish – You can use the default setting for the wordpress custom post types or select a particular custom post type for the linkedin account.
  • Message Format for posting – This is the message format for posting in the linkedin. You can add your message with post title, blog title etc. here. The codes are given below.
    • {BLOG_TITLE} – This is the title of the blog (wordpress site name)
    • {POST_TITLE} – Title of your post.
    • {PERMALINK} – This is the URL of the post.
    • {POST_EXCERPT} – This is the summary of your post.
    • {POST_CONTENT} – This is the description of the post.
    • {USER_NICENAME} – This is the nice name of the author.
    • {POST_ID} – This is the ID of the post
    • {POST_TAGS} – This is the tags of the post
    • {POST_CATEGORY} – This is the category of the post.
    • {SHORTLINK} – This is the shortlink of the site.
    • {POST_PUBLISH_DATE} – This is the post publish date.

If you want to display the post title, the link to the post and the summary of the post, please use the codes  {POST_TITLE} – {PERMALINK}-{POST_EXCERPT} . You can select the code from the drop down list.

Note: You may limit the content of {POST_TITLE}, {POST_EXCERPT} and {POST_CONTENT} using below format.

{POST_CONTENT:L-2} – use 2 lines from the content

{POST_CONTENT:W-5} – use 5 words from the content

  • Attach image to linkedin post – If you want to attach images to the linkedin post, please enable this option.
  • Preferred link to be attached – You can attach the permalink or link from content as the attachment with the linkedin post.
  • Override scheduling of auto publish (Applicable only if the scheduling is enabled in the settings page) – We can override the scheduling option and use the instantaneous publishing of this account.
  • Minimum time delay for auto publishing in case of scheduled publishing  – We can setup a minimum delay for each social media account in case of scheduled publishing and so it will publish after the delay to that social media.

Now Click the “Save and Authenticate” button and it will authorize the account.

Now you can see the option to publish to your profile and the company page.

linkedin company pages

  • Share post to profile– We can post to linkedin profile and select this option.
  • Share Post content with – Select the option to whom you want to display the posts if you want to share to profile. Select “public” if you want to display the post to public or select “Connections Only”, if you want to display the post with your connections only.
  • Share post to Company PageIf you want to share to “Company Page” you can select the company page from the list.

We can publish the posts in linkedin with or without images. The linkedin posts are given below.

Linkedin simple post


Linkedin Image Post


Also we can authenticate, activate, block, edit and delete the accounts. Please use the appropriate link for the action.
Also we can see the API usage and the reauthorize date.
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