LinkedIn Companies for leenk.me

A few months ago, LinkedIn opened up their companies API. It’s been a busy few months, but this weekend I took the time to get this implemented in leenk.me. One of the many things on my to-do list for leenk.me.

If you have a company in LinkedIn, you’ll need to reauthenticate your token between LinkedIn and leenk.me, so we can access your companies. To do this, just remove the LinkedIn account from your leenk.me dashboard and readd it. You should see a new permission being request, “Company Pages”.

company-pagesOnce, you approve the new permissions from LinkedIn, go to manage your API keys, click the API key you’re using to edit it and you should see a new drop down selection for LinkedIn Companies.

company-dropdownSave your settings, and head on over to your WordPress dashboard. Make sure you’re using at least version 2.0.0 of the leenk.me plugin (check for the update). Edit the LinkedIn settings for the leenk.me plugin and make sure you have “Share to Company?” checked.

leenkme-linkedin-settingsSave those settings and the next time you publish a post, it should send to your LinkedIn Company page.

This is fairly new, so if you run into any trouble, contact us immediately.

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6 Responses to LinkedIn Companies for leenk.me

  1. Ryan Tomberlin says:

    Thank you for implementing the LinkedIn Companies API – it is one of the reasons I first decided to use Leenk.me for my personal and client sites. Per the latest release instructions, I removed my personal LinkedIn account this morning, and after several attempts was not been able to add it back and reauthorize. After running through some basic trouble-shooting steps, I discovered that the issue was with my browser (IE 10 on Windows7 64-bit), and was able to successfully re-add and authenticate through Firefox.

    While a minor annoyance, and perhaps caused by my firewall or anti-virus settings, I wanted to share my experience in case other users encounter the same issue.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Lew Ayotte says:

      Thanks Ryan. I’ve seen that before with some people using Facebook. I’ve never been able to reproduce it, but as you pointed it, changing to a different browser seems to always “fix” the problem. I have no idea why it does it, except that it is interesting that Facebook and LinkedIn both use oAuth 2. I suspect there is some weird character that gets sent occasionally that isn’t translated properly by the specific browser.

  2. Sebastian Meine says:

    I just ran into this on Chrome and Safari on Mac Os. Had to fire up a virtual machine and use Firefox in Windows to get it working. Very annoying.

    Also, about 10% of my tweets keep failing. Is there a log anywhere to troubleshoot?

    • Lew Ayotte says:

      That is very weird… it works fine for me in Firefox and Chrome on Mavericks. I hadn’t tried Safari. I’ve only had a few reports of this over the past few years and I’ve never been able to reproduce it — which makes fixing it a problem. And it’s never the same browser the causes the problem, just randomly affects certain users on certain browsers. Sorry for the annoyance though.

      Regarding your Twitter issue. If you try to “ReTweet” the posts that failed, do you get any error messages? Does it work for the other social networks and just fail for Twitter? Next time it happens, let me know and I can look in my server logs to see if Twitter said anything.

  3. Richard says:

    Is there any plans for leenk.me to integrate with Pinterest in then future? Would be a valuable addition.

    Thanks a for great product!

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