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LinkedIn Profile Synchronizer Tool

This tool downloads your LinkedIn® profile and maintains a selectable page on your WordPress installation.

So, you've got your own WordPress site, and you're freelancing. You're maintaining a LinkedIn® profile because you have to, and you need to display your resume on your own site too. Wouldn't it be cool if you just maintain your resume at LinkedIn® and place a copy of that data on your own site and updating it would require just about pressing a button? The resume page markup must, of course, match the layout of your site. Look no further, this plugin is all you need. And more.

LiPS creates a local copy of your LinkedIn® Profile, using the LinkedIn® REST API to get the data. There's no page-parsing or screen-scraping, it's just your data, structured in a way it allows for automatic processing using a template. The REST API uses OAuth, so it does not need to know your LinkedIn® username and password. It uses a token which is granted access to your data. Revoking access is easy too, in fact, it's done automatically. There's a drawback, and that's the user needing a LinkedIn Developer account.

The tool processes the profile data and creates a page, using the Smarty templating engine. Smarty is included in the distribution, as are two minimal templates. You can choose which page to use and which template to use. In fact, you can even create your own template. Learn how through the Donate link.

There is one more important feature. LiPS can also create posts for each position in your profile, allowing you to add more detail, such as (ex) coworkers adding their appreciation in working with you through the comments system build into WordPress™. Posts maintained by this tool are filtered from your "normal" blog stream, but you can link to them from any other page. You can use a different template for the post content too.

Really impress an employer or client? Add your StackExchange reputation from one of their major sites to your resume. Just select the site you registered on and enter your login or account id. Your account details will be automatically included when you update your profile page.

One more thing that needs to be clear. You're using this tool at your own risk. I'm not responsible for any type of damages caused by this tool.

Do you think you found a bug? Do you want additional features or help? Contact me through http://www.tenberge-ict.nl/contact/english/.

Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2013-10-21
Downloads: 4,312

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