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Jetpack Social: LinkedIn

Thanks to the Jetpack Social‘s auto-sharing feature, you can automatically publish each one of your blog posts to your LinkedIn profile.

Connect your site to your LinkedIn account

Note: we don’t currently support Company Pages on LinkedIn, but we’re looking into supporting them in the future.

  1. To get started, log in to LinkedIn.
  2. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard.
  3. Click ‘Connect your social media accounts’.
  4. This will take you to the connections page in your dashboard.
  5. Click Connect to the left of the LinkedIn logo
  6. Click Allow to connect your site to LinkedIn, which allows Jetpack to use your name and photo, create, modify, and delete posts, comments and reactions on your behalf, and use your 1st-degree connections’ data
  7. You will then be redirected to your dashboard. Once there, click Connect to confirm that the LinkedIn account is the one you want to connect.

Making the LinkedIn Connection Available to All Users

You can also make the connection available to all users of the site. This means that when another user creates a post it will also be auto-shared to this LinkedIn page. To do this, navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard and click on ‘Connect your social media accounts’ in order to reach the connections page in your dashboard. Click on the arrow next to your LinkedIn connection, and then check the box saying ‘Connection available to all administrators, editors, and authors’.

Reconnecting LinkedIn

If your LinkedIn connection gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Log into your site. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard and click ‘Connect your social media accounts’. This takes you to the connections page in your dashboard, and from here you can click the ‘Disconnect’ next to the link to the LinkedIn profile you wish to disconnect.
  2. Confirm the LinkedIn link now says Share posts to your connections and you see a notification saying ‘The LinkedIn account was successfully disconnected’.
  3. Clear your browser’s cookies (this clears some cookies that LinkedIn sets which are likely part of the problem).
  4. Log back into your site. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard and follow these steps to reconnect.

Troubleshooting Jetpack Social LinkedIn Connections

As a first step, check that your Jetpack connection is working properly – Jetpack Social will not work correctly otherwise. If you continue to have trouble with Jetpack Social, take a look at our Troubleshooting page, or feel free to contact us.

Known Issue: Previously Scheduled Posts Not Sharing After LinkedIn Reconnection

It’s important to inform you about a known issue currently under active investigation in our system. In certain situations, when LinkedIn is reconnected, previously scheduled posts may not be shared as anticipated.

Status: Our diligent team of developers is currently working to address this problem. It is a top priority for us, and we appreciate your patience while we work towards a solution.

Temporary Workaround: In the interim, we suggest you implement the following steps to mitigate this issue:

  1. Switch the affected scheduled post back to ‘draft’.
  2. Remove the existing LinkedIn connection.
  3. Re-establish the LinkedIn connection.
  4. Change the status of the post from ‘draft’ to ‘scheduled’ again.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your posts are shared on LinkedIn as planned. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding while we work on resolving this issue.

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