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[resolved] LinkedIn button URL not working (3 posts)

  1. phendyr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For some reason the rendered button/link for a LinkedIn profile is being modified as such:

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fname-lname/a/123/456

    What I have entered in the user profile is prefixed by:
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/

    Not sure what is causing that. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-about-author/

  2. erfanik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same problem! But then I decided to edit the plugin myself and found a fix for it.

    1. Go to your installed plugins.
    2. Find WP About Author.
    3. Edit the plugin (it says "edit" under its name.)
    4. You'll see a list of files on the right side of the screen. Choose "wp-about-author/wp-about-author.php"
    5. Look for this line in there:

    $socials['linkedin'] = array('title'=>'LinkedIn', 'link'=>'http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/XXXXXXXXXXX/XXX/XXXX/%%username%%', 'icon'=> WPAUTHORURL_URL .'/images/linkedin.png');

    6. I copied the whole link in there as you see (I put xxx in there cause i didnt want my profile to show up here). You can copy the whole link and then in the linked in box back in user's page put the very last part of the link.

    I know this sounds very harsh but this plugin is not coded properly at all.

    hope it helps.

  3. phendyr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the feedback erfanik, I was able to get the button working with your help. Much appreciated!

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