LinkedIn Company Updates

Description

This plugin uses LinkedIn’s API to retrieve the user’s company updates, which can then be displayed with [shortcode] or PHP.

Features:

  • Optional custom styling
  • Copy & paste customizable shortcode
  • Custom CSS classes option
  • Displays token expiration date
  • PHP implementation option
  • Responsive default styling
  • Images now appear in feed
  • Email & admin notification for expired tokens

Screenshots

  • An example feed of the default styling for the plugin

  • Screenshot of the admin area for the plugin

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncl81v5g-YU]

Installation

Installation & Activation

  1. Download plugin
  2. Unzip plugin on computer
  3. Add unzipped folder to /wp-content/plugins/

OR

  1. Go to your admin area and select Plugins -> Add new from the menu
  2. Search for “Company Updates for LinkedIn”
  3. Click install

  4. Activate the plugin in the ‘Plugins’ menu in the admin area

  5. Go to Tools -> ‘LinkedIn Company Updates’ to configure

Using the Plugin

  1. After installing “LinkedIn Company Updates”, go to developer.linkedin.com

  2. Click on “My Apps” & Sign in with your LinkedIn account. Create one if needed

  3. Click on “Create Application” & Fill out the required forms

  4. Copy the Client ID & Client secret to the plugin settings fields

  5. Then copy the redirect URL on the plugins settings page

  6. And paste under OAuth 2.0 Authentication redirect URLs then click “Add”

  7. Check “rw_company_admin” (Above the OAuth 2.0 field) and click update (at the bottom of the form)

  8. Add CSS classes for the feed container & items if you plan on custom design

  9. Add the company ID

  10. Save the plugin options

  11. Click “Regenerate Access Token”

  12. Enter LinkedIn information and click “Allow Access”

  13. Copy the shortcode from the bottom of the page & paste it into any page visual editor.

Reviews

Can’t get it to work

Doesn’t seem to work right. The support forum has been a dead end. For a simple feed plugin, it’s a little obtuse. I’ve figured out other social feed plugins without problems. At any rate, I can’t recommend it as so far as I know it doesn’t work with the current version of WP.

If this changes in the future, I will adjust my review accordingly. Pass for now.

Beautiful

As long as you are familiar with CSS, it is easily customizable.

Does what it says

Works well.
Didn’t vote 5 stars because it cannot be used as a mu-plugin.
Because of the image load l.480:
get_bloginfo(‘url’) . ‘/wp-content/plugins/
And for some reason the style doesn’t load neither. l.572:
wp_enqueue_style( ‘company_updates_style’, plugins_url( ‘/company-updates-for-linkedin/style.css’ ) );

Great Plugin!

Great, clean plugin. Easy to install, and fast support when I needed it.
I’ve been waiting for a plugin like this!

Read all 7 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

Version 1.5 – 12/11/16

  • Moved javascript to it’s own file
  • Added versioning to scripts
  • Fixed javascript shortcode generation bugs
  • Improved user flow
  • Fixed image stretch issue
  • Added company intro
  • Improved css

Version 1.4.3 – 5/10/16

  • Fixed function bug
  • Fixed stray string bug

Version 1.4.2 – 5/8/16

  • Changed image functionality

Version 1.4.1 – 4/6/16

  • Fixed image bug

Version 1.4 – 4/6/16

  • Added cURL fallback & error message if allow_url_fopen is disabled as well

Version 1.3 – 3/20/16

  • Added debugging helpers/ error messages
  • Posts open in new tab
  • Images now appear in feed
  • All Links are now clickable
  • Neatened up the code just a bit

Version 1.2.3 – 12/31/15

  • Added cross browser CSS support

Version 1.2 – 12/31/15

  • Added responsive styling
  • Added PHP functionality
  • Added date of expiration for token
  • Added error messages

  • Fixed potential CSS selector bug

Version 1.1 – 12/30/15

  • Added default styling

  • Fixed access token bug