Support » Plugin: WP LinkedIn » Error Message "Throttle limit … is reached" since ver 1.10

  • Resolved FrankWL


    Good morning,

    since updating to 1.10 I am getting the error message “An error has occured while retrieving the profile: Throttle limit for calls to this resource is reached.” on all wp-admin pages. Disabling wp-linkedin is removing the error-message, so I conclude that the error is connected to this plugin.

    Also the [li_updates only_self count=”7″] shortcode is NO longer working (see

    On the same page the [li_recommendations interval=”3000″] is still working OK.

    The description on no longed mentions li_updates. Is that an oversight or is the functionality no longer available?

    Thanks for any ideas.

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  • Plugin Author Claude Vedovini


    This is not related to the update (and the description you mention is incomplete, the full description is here 🙂

    What happened is that you hit the throttle limit of the LinkedIn API, which means the [li_updates] shortcode is making too many requests. This is either due to you having a high traffic site without caching or some tests you are doing. That’s why the [li_updates] is not working (and only this one)

    Contrary to the other shortcodes there is no caching provided by the plugin for the updates (the reasoning being that updates change frequently and you want them up-to-date) but LinkedIn has a limit on the number of calls you can make per seconds and per day.

    Possible solutions are either to cache the page or use your own LinkedIn application key and secret.

    To do the latter you’ll need to go here then create a new application. Once this is done modify your wp-config.php to include the following:

    define('WP_LINKEDIN_APPKEY', 'your app key');
    define('WP_LINKEDIN_APPSECRET', 'your app secret');

    I might add some short term caching to that part too if this prove a common issue.

    Lastly, the syntax you gave for the shortcode is wrong, in your exemple the only_self argument won’t be taken into account (it works because the default is only_self=”1″) the correct syntax is [li_updates only_self="1" count="7"] or [li_updates only_self="0" count="7"]

    Hope that helps

    Plugin Author Claude Vedovini



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