LinkedIn is in process of eliminating many of the former applications you used in your profile with the conversion to the new profile format. My profile was just converted this past Tuesday evening.
One of the applications is, of course, your (and mine as well) WordPress blog. In my case, I wanted to include this site, my newer WordPress.org blog, rather than mu (much) older WordPress.com blog. This formerly allowed me to: “Connect your blog to popular social networking sites and automatically share new posts with your friends.” The path to success is to activate the “Sharing” option in your “Jetpack *” plugin. (Note: You can also connect with Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
If I “geek speak” a foreign language about, please follow along these instructions:
Jetpack plugin is already installed on your blog or Web site
First open your Jetpack plugin. Scroll down to “sharing”. A new window opens and click on LinkedIn and automatically link the two (as long as you are also signed into LinkedIn at the same time).
Jetpack plugin is not installed
Go to “Add Plugins” and search for “Jetpack by WordPress.com” (note: the author is “Automatic”.) Download and activate. Proceed to previous instructions.
Note: You must be a registered WordPress.com user. If you are not, go to www.wordpress.com and register as a user. You only need an email address, user name and pass word. It’s free. You do NOT want to set up a new blog, just register (which allows you to visit and comment on blogs.) Must confirm via email but that takes seconds.
Also note: LinkedIn has added media links in three profile sections where you can now add media files (i.e. pdf’s), pictures and videos. These sections include: Summary, Experience and Education. I’ll talk more about this in future articles including how to reinstall your Box.net files. Check out my LinkedIn profile and see the newly added pdf under SCORE Chicago.
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* Jetpack is a plugin included with newer WordPress versions.