Adding Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress

 

In this tutorial, we are going to discuss, how to add the LinkedIn share button to your WordPress website. LinkedIn is a professional social network that helps you to connect professionals in your industry. It helps you to display your LinkedIn profile on your WordPress site to attract the people. Enabling LinkedIn share button help you to share your website contents within larges et professional network. With this, you can grow your business. You can refer the following steps to add the LinkedIn share button to your website for promoting your website content.

 

1) Visit the LinkedIn Plugin Generator page. Browse the website using the below link.

https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins/share

 

2) Enter your WordPress website URL and choose its language from the dropdown Language.

LinkedIn share

 

3) Click the button “Get Code”, then you can see a code snippet appear below. Copy that code.

 

4) Now login to your WordPress dashboard and Navigate to Appearance >> Widgets.

 

5) Create a new test widget and paste the LinkedIn share button code into this text box and click the button “Save”.

Adding Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress

 

6) If you would like to show the button below or above your posts, then login to your cPanel and select “File Manager”.

LinkedIn share

 

7) Go to the document root of that particular website and locate “functions.php” file under wp-content >> themes folder.

 

8) Right-click on the” functions.php” file and click on “Edit”.

 

LinkedIn share

 

 

9) If you wish to show the LinkedIn share button After your post, enter the following code in the bottom of the page:

  function linkedin_share_after($content) {

  $sharecode .= ‘// Paste Your LinkedIn share button code here’;

  $newcontent = $content . $sharecode;

   return $newcontent;

   }

   add_filter(‘the_content’, ‘linkedin_share_after’);

Note: Enter the LinkedIn share button code snippet in the second line.

 

10) If you wish to show the LinkedIn share button Before your post, enter the following code in the bottom of the page:

  function linkedin_share_before($content) {

  $sharecode .= ‘// Paste Your LinkedIn share button code goes here’;

  $newcontent = $sharecode .$content;

  return $newcontent;

  }

 add_filter(‘the_content’, ‘linkedin_share_before’);

Note: Enter the Linkedin share button code snippet in the second line.

 

11) Click the “Save” button.

 

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