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  • Resolved WillOfTheWeb


    I am seeing the code ‘&hellip’ appear after the blurb on linked in where ‘Read More’ usually resides. How can I sort this ? I guess it’s an encoding issue but I am unsure is the issue at my end or LinkedIns.


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  • Thread Starter WillOfTheWeb


    here is a screenshot

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Hi @willoftheweb,

    I am not sure about this. What does the post metabox and content of your post look like before the share? It might be good to see this as well.

    But what I would recommend is if you are sharing the post content, don’t have a read more in there, instead share the excerpt instead and put your share content in the excerpt. I hope that helps 🙂

    Pradeep Kamadana


    This problem of ‘&hellip’ is there in case of excerpt also and it’s quite irritating. The problem is with the encoding as mentioned. Please look into this and resolve. Thank you.

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Hi @pradeepkamadana,

    Can you please send me the text used in your excerpt? And you are saying this text was put in the excerpt field and you have the excerpt shortcode setup?

    It would be really helpful in this instance to share an image of the metabox and excerpt field so I can see what you are seeing a little easier. Thanks 🙂

    Hi there,

    Thank you.

    I am giving you the details required by you.

    This is the sharing option selected in simple mode:




    This is how it got posted on LinkedIn:

    “Vicky Kaushal in legal trouble for ‘illegal use of motorcycle number plate’; complaint filed over a viral pic with Sara Ali Khan”

    ~Vicky Kaushal had a great 2021 as he tied the knot with his ladylove Katrina Kaif. But soon after getting hitched, the actor dived deep into work. He barely took any break and returned to the sets of his next film. To celebrate New Year, he took a break of a day and returned to […]`

    Here you can see in the [POST_EXCERPT] section, the last […] can be seen clearly and my concern is with regard to this particular word that is appearing.

    Hope this is enough for you to further investigation and resolve this issue.

    Thank you again for your support.

    Unfortunately that particular word […] is not appearing when it was submitted here but its showing as […] only here. I don’t know why???

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Can you please send me the actual excerpt content as it is set in WordPress, and as mentioned a screenshot showing the excerpt would be ideal.


    I just started today using the plugin and I found the same issue when publishing. You can check it out here:

    This is our config:

    Hope you can give us a fix for this.

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Hi @brandedevents,

    Can you please send me the full actual excerpt of your post? This should be as what is set in the excerpt field in your post edit area. As you have set the share method to advanced, it means it’s going to use the excerpt as the main body of the LinkedIn post. So I need to know what the excerpt is.


    Hi @northernbeacheswebsites,
    I had the same issue with my published articles. I narrowed down the issue to pulling the excerpt via get_the_excerpt without decoding the ', " character entities. I added the code below in the wp-linkedin-auto-publish.php line 657.

    "post_excerpt"=>html_entity_decode( get_the_excerpt($postId), ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8' ),

    After adding this in all the special characters were decoded and posted correctly on LinkedIn.

    I hope this helps!

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by phubner.
    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Hi @phubner,

    Thanks for that info, very helpful. I will push this in an update. If others can confirm this fixes the issue that would be great.

    @phubner Thanks a lot it worked for me.

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites


    Glad that helped @siyabongamajola , Just a heads up @northernbeacheswebsites rolled that change into the latest version so you shouldn’t need to bootleg it.

    If you have Version 7.10 you should be good.

    Have a good day!


    I am running version 7.11 and still experiencing this issue. Help!

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