Best WordPress LinkedIn Plugins
The best plugins will allow you to integrate your LinkedIn profile with your WordPress website. Below are a range of free and premium plugins that can help you and your visitors post and share your WordPress content on LinkedIn.
WP LinkedIn Auto Publish by Martin Gibson
WP LinkedIn Auto Publish is the most highly-rated free WordPress LinkedIn plugin in the official WordPress directory. This plugin lets you automatically publish pages, posts, and even custom post types from your WordPress site to your personal LinkedIn profile and any company profiles that you are an administrator of.
This plugin by Martin Gibson is simple and lightweight so it won’t take too much time or server resources to install and configure. The settings page includes options for choosing who you want to share your LinkedIn posts with, limiting the content that’s published based on categories, and including either the post’s featured image or just the text. You can also use the plugin’s shortcodes to set up a default share message, which you can override on the post meta box settings for certain posts or pages that need a custom message. If you’d rather not have a post shared on LinkedIn at all, then there’s a box you can uncheck.
WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish by xyzscripts.com
WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish is a free tool with a similar name and feature list as the plugin above. With the WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish by xyzscripts.com, you can automatically publish WordPress posts and pages to your personal LinkedIn profile and company pages. You can publish these as text only or as text with an attached image. You can also configure the plugin to only publish content that is a custom post type or from specific categories.
You cannot set up a default share message, however. Nor can you opt not to publish an individual post or page as with WP Linked Auto Publish.
Best WebSoft’s LinkedIn
BestWebSoft’s LinkedIn plugin is a useful tool for adding Follow and Share buttons to your WordPress website posts and pages. With this free tool, you can automatically display buttons on your posts, pages, and homepage and control their position. There are four position types available: you can display them before content, after content, before and after content, or in a custom position using the shortcode show in the image below.
While it lacks the customization options you’ll find in a premium social sharing plugin, Best WebSoft’s LinkedIn plugin will work perfectly for site owners on a budget.
Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress
Easy Social Share Buttons is a premium plugin with all the features you need to reach people on social media. Offering CTA buttons and subscription forms, this tool will help you grow your social engagement, followers, and subscribers not only on LinkedIn but on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other sites. You don’t have to be a coder or social media expert either. You can select from over 40 styles for your share buttons and monitor your social activity in the plugin’s built-in analytics dashboard to see what button placement and messaging is working.
Below is a look at some button styles and the customization options available with the Easy Social Shares plugin.