LinkedIn by BestWebSoft


LinkedIn plugin is a useful social tool which adds Follow and Share buttons to your WordPress website posts, pages or widgets. This is a great way to drop the whole LinkedIn functionality in your website and consumer validation for your brand.

Customize the appearance, configure settings, and enable other advanced options to promote your public profile!

Free Features

  • Add LinkedIn buttons such as:
    • Share
    • Follow
  • Automatically display buttons on:
    • Posts
    • Pages
    • Homepage
  • Select the button position:
    • Before content
    • After content
    • Before and after content
    • Custom position (using shortcode)
  • Compatible with Multilanguage (current website language detection)
  • Choose the count mode for Share and Follow buttons:
    • Vertical
    • Horizontal
    • No-count
  • Add LinkedIn widgets:
    • Member profile
    • Company profile
    • Company insider
    • Jobs You May Be Interested In
    • Alumni tool
  • Customize Member and Company profile widgets:
    • Title
    • URL/ID
    • Display mode
      • Inline
      • Icon
    • Show/hide connections
  • Customize Jobs You May Be Interested In widget:
    • Title
    • Display mode
      • Your jobs
      • All jobs
    • Company ID
  • Customize Company insider and Alumni tool widgets:
    • Title
    • ID
  • Add custom code via plugin settings page
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Display LinkedIn buttons for certain pages and/or post types
  • Configure all subsites on the network
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help —


  • Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to Michal Kučera
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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  • LinkedIn Buttons in the front-end.
  • LinkedIn Widgets in front-end: Member Profile, Company Profile and "Jobs You May Be Interested In".
  • LinkedIn Widgets in front-end: Company Insider and "Alumni Tool".
  • LinkedIn Settings Page.
  • Adding shortcode into the content.
  • Adding LinkedIn Widget in the sidebar.


  1. Upload the bws-linkedin folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the “Plugins” menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. You can adjust the necessary settings using your WordPress admin panel in “LinkedIn”.


Why isn’t the counter of Share button displaуed in horizontal display mode?

It happens when your page or post isn’t shared.

I’ve added widgets to my sidebar. Why are they cropped?

Beсause the “Company Insider” widget has 633px width and other LinkedIn widgets have 300px width.

Why don’t widgets display on my site?

To display widgets, you must fill fields, such as ‘Public Profile URL’, ‘Company ID’ or ‘School ID’.

Why doesn’t widget ‘Member Profile’ display?

URL, which you add, should be public. It can be configured via “public profile settings” in your Linkedin account.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum ( If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  • The link to the page where the problem occurs
  • The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  • The version of your WordPress installation
  • Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status


September 3, 2016
I deeply distrust plug-ins which intrude on the dashboard with junk. I get it that plug-in developers need to offer paid upgrades but don't install glaring pesterware on my dashboard without asking my permission. Uninstalled imediately.
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Contributors & Developers

“LinkedIn by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“LinkedIn by BestWebSoft” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “LinkedIn by BestWebSoft” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


V1.1.0 – 4.09.2019

  • Update: The deactivation feedback has been changed. Misleading buttons have been removed.

V1.0.9 – 18.12.2018

  • Update : All functionality was updated for WordPress 5.0.1.
  • Update : The counter for share button has been removed.
  • Bugfix : Fixed small bugs.

V1.0.8 – 28.03.2018

  • Bugfix : LinkedIn Widgets menu has been fixed.
  • Update : Czech language file has been updated.

V1.0.7 – 21.12.2017

  • Bugfix : Options removal from the database when working on a multisite network has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : Compatibility with Multilanguage plugin by BestWebSoft has been fixed.
  • Update : Czech language file has been updated.

V1.0.6 – 12.07.2017

  • Update : The plugin settings page has been updated.
  • NEW : Ability to set custom URL for Share button was added.

V1.0.5 – 17.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.
  • NEW : Czech language file is added.

V1.0.4 – 21.11.2016

  • Update : Compatibility with Pagination plugin was added.
  • Pro : Tree of site pages was updated.

V1.0.3 – 10.08.2016

  • Update : All functionality for WordPress 4.6 was updated.

V1.0.2 – 21.06.2016

  • Update : Instruction link was added.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.0.1 – 26.05.2016

  • Update : The filter for widget title has been added.

V1.0.0 – 10.05.2016

  • Bugfix : The code refactoring was performed.
  • NEW : Css-style was added.