LinkedIn is used by lot of people to connect with other professionals in similar industry or field of work. If you have WordPress powered profile website or blog and actively use LinkedIn for networking – then showing LinkedIn profile badge on your website is a good idea. This will allow enhanced LinkedIn visibility with possibility of more connections and activity on your LinkedIn profile.
1. Use manual code to display LinkedIn profile badge
Open the LinkedIn Developers page to generate required code. For start, type or paste your LinkedIn profile URL and you should see real time preview of your LinkedIn profile badge. Then select among three display modes: inline, icon / name and icon. The “inline” mode looks best out of these options.
Select “show” or “hide” option for displaying connections at bottom of your LinkedIn profile badge. Once all configured, click “Get Code” button and copy the displayed code. Now open WordPress Dashboard and goto Appearance > Widgets area. Drag text widget to any specific widget area like sidebar and paste the copied code in it. Your LinkedIn profile widget will start displaying in that area of WordPress website.
2. WordPress plugins to show LinkedIn profile badge
There are few WordPress plugins available for adding LinkedIn profile badge to WordPress website. FP LinkedIn Profile plugin works best showing exactly same profile badge as generated through manual code seen above. To add LinkedIn profile badge to specific post or page content using shortcode method use Linkedin Badge by Pixelpillow plugin.