Following my work on Hacking the URL, I wanted to simplify the process of posting my blog entries to LinkedIn. But there isn’t a defined LinkedIn Sharing Service on the Sharing page of the WP Dashboard.
But it is easy to get one…
I had been hacking a URL together for each article I’ve wanted to post. It was pretty cumbersome, even though the LinkedIn sharing URL is pretty easy:
Breaking it down:
then your blog post URL, with %3A substituting for : and %2F substituting for /
then your blog’s name (I took out the spaces, but you could substiture + or %20 for the space)
then your title, with + substituting for space (you can also use %20)
But there is an easier way…
I posted a suggestion to create a LinkedIn button, and got a response – there is a feature on Sharing where you can roll your own Service. And an article on how to roll your own service for LinkedIn! Simple!
As you can see, I have implemented it myself. Now with a click anyone can share my posts on LinkedIn.
And now you can too. You have to promote what you write!