How to Add Your WordPress Blog Feed to LinkedIn
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How to Add Your WordPress Blog Feed to LinkedIn

August 27, 2019

SAQ 18 – How to add your blog feed to your
LinkedIn profile You may or may not have noticed but in late
2012, when LinkedIn revamped their layout, they killed the WordPress app that allowed
you to import your WordPress blog feed directly into your LinkedIn profile. Well, they didn’t exactly kill the app so
much as redesign your profile so that it was no longer static. Now, when you post or create any activity
on LinkedIn at all, including comments, likes and of course, posting your own content, it
now appears in this dynamic ACTIVITY area of your profile. But I loved being able to easily integrate
my blog content into my LinkedIn profile so I figured there had to be another way. Well there is. Two ways, in fact. Maybe more but these are the two that I know
and recommend. In this video we’re going to show you about
both ways to add your WordPress blog posts automatically to your LinkedIn activity feed
so that everytime you publish on your WordPress blog your content will automatially appear
on your LinkedIn profile. The first is the Jet Pack plugin and the second
is Twitterfeed. okay this is how are you going to use jet
pack to auto post to your uh… linkedin profiles. So I typed in wordpress blog app here just
in the uh…help center of linkedin just to show you where i found this information if
you want to see for yourself and this is they recommend wordpress by automatic which makes
jetpack. you click this link It takes you here. Here’s where you download jet pack okay? Let me show you my dashboard. I’m already logged in. I hav jet pack already installed. First thing you have to do is you have to
connect yourself to wordpress dot com okay? Everything gets synced up through word press
dot com. That’s a free site. You login here with your username and password
and then once you have that you’d be able to go back to your blog attach your wordpress
dot com account here. Then you have all these different applications
within jet pack. We’re only going to focus on the publicize
one. Here you’re going to click configure and you
see all the various social media properties that you can connect to but we’re just going
to focus on linkedin. So here we’re going to add the linkedin connection. It’s going to ask for permission Hit okay And now when you go to post, this is a post
in the publish area here. Publicize, you see. You can hit edit and then you can decide if you want to have
this automatically post to twitter, linkedin or tumbler—-I set it up for all three of
these. And then you
hit update and it would automatically post out to those things. And where it’s gonna appear is here in the
activity area of your profile. See all that? That’s where the blog posts will appear in
your activity profile. Now please note, it takes at least an hour
for it to show up. So don’t worry that if you hit publish on
your wordpress blog and you don’t see it appear on your linkedin profile for a little while
it’s because it takes about an hour for uh…I guess the server on wordpress dot com probably
to refresh and to push the post through to your linkedin profile so it’s at least an
hour so don’t worry it will be there. If you hook in jet packthis is where blog
posts will appear here in your activity feed. Okay another way to auto post from your wordpress
blog to your linkedin profile is by using twitter feed. Twitter feed was a little bit of a misnomer
because i thought it was just for posting to twitter but it actually posts
to Twitter, facebook, linkedin, and more, as you can see here. So here I’m logged into my account you can
see i ready have my linkedin profile in here. If you don’t, you want to go here and click
create new feed and then just follow the prompts okay? And what you would basically going to do is
you’re going to paste in your RSS feed of your blog here. what the name of the the feed is — this
is my blog. Let me show you where to find the RSS feed
on your own blog, okay? This is the blog if you notice up here in
the browser this is in firefox you’ll see the same thing on internet explorer or chrome
or whatever else you use. Just find this little orange
rss icon — it lights up and you click it and hit subscribe to feed and this is your
feet okay? This is where it’s going to pull the content
and you can just copy this URL, right there, you see it? I just highlighted that and you’re going to
paste that in here. You can test the feed. Continue to step two. Feed was successfully updated. It’s active. You can authenticate it. Which means it’s just gonna ask for permission
to connect. Authentication successful. And remember it’s going to appear in the same
place here everytime you publish something on your blog. Unlike jet pack it doesn’t give you the option
to post or not post, everything you post on your WordPress blog feed will appear here,
okay, whereas with jet pack you had control over
you could cherry-pick which blog posts or pages you wanted to go out, but in terms of
it’s your business blog I can’t imagine why you’d want to restrict anything from appearing
on your on your linkedin profile assuming that your website represents your business
and anyway that’s how you use twitter feed to automatically post to your linkedin profile So those are two great ways to add your WordPress
content back onto your LinkedIn profile. If you need help setting this up for your
profile, please contact Samson Media using the info on your screen. So that’s how to automatically add your WordPress
content to LinkedIn. Hope you found this useful. Thanks
for watching.

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