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How To Display Your Linkedin Profile On A WordPress 3.0 Website

There have been many people already that have followed my video tutorial on how to “Own Your Online Identity“. In that video, I teach people (step-by-step) how to register a domain name, setup a hosting account, launch a WordPress website and finally, how to use plugins and widgets to pull in your social accounts.

As is the nature of social media and anything online, it is constantly changing. And, the recent release of WordPress 3.0 has caused some issues with one of the plugins I suggested in the video mentioned above.

Linkedin Resume Plugin

The plugin I recommended in the “Own Your Online Identity” video is called “Linkedin Resume”. You can check out how it displays on older versions of WordPress by visiting http://trevorturnbull.com/resume.

Now, to see how it displays on a website that is running WordPress 3.0, click on the screenshot to the left. Notice that it is displaying a Linkedin Profile that belongs to the developer of the “Linkedin Resume” plugin.  Unfortunately, there is a glitch with the plugin where the profile name cannot be changed.  So, by default, anyone that has this plugin installed and has the newest version of WordPress…..they will have Arnaud Lejosne’s Linkedin profile displayed.

Now, although this might seem quite humorous, it’s not exactly practical :)  I’m sure, eventually, Arnaud will get around to updating his plugin.  But, in the meantime, I’ve found another Linkedin plugin (Linkedin hResume) that works very similar to this one, but displays properly on WordPress 3.0.  Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to install this new Linkedin Profile plugin.

If you have any questions about how to install this new Linkedin Profile plugin, feel free to touch base with me and I’ll do my best to help you out!

Trevor Turnbull is the President of T3 CONNECT Sports Marketing, COO of Sports Networker & Sports Executives Association, Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur.com, the lead Linkedin trainer for Route Three Marketing and co-producer of Zero To Money Making Website & WordPress Authorities. Connect with Trevor on Google+
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Trevor Turnbull is the President of T3 CONNECT Sports Marketing, COO of Sports Networker & Sports Executives Association, Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur.com, the lead Linkedin trainer for Route Three Marketing and co-producer of Zero To Money Making Website & Wordpress Authorities. Connect with Trevor on Google+

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  • Ed

    I am getting the following error with the plugin:

    Warning: Wrong parameter count for preg_replace_callback() in /home/myhome/public_html/wp-content/plugins/linkedin-hresume/linkedin_hresume.php on line 172

  • http://socialconnectblueprint.com Trevor Turnbull

    Hmmm….just tried Googling that….got nothing. Are you upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and followed the steps in the video?

  • Ed

    Found the problem. My site is running PHP 4.4. You must be running PHP 5 or higher.

  • http://socialconnectblueprint.com Trevor Turnbull

    Did the plugin not work running PHP 4.4?

  • Ed

    It did not. The error message from above is what I got instead. Works fine now that I upgraded to PHP 5.2

  • Brathell

    Can each Author on a multi-user blog connect to their own profile, or is it only good for one connection?

  • Trevor

    The Linkedin hResume plugin only allows you to display one profile per page. However, I have found another plugin you might be interested in.

    http://developer.linkedin.com/

  • http://twitter.com/DamienElsing Damien Elsing

    That’s a handy plugin, Trevor. I just released something similar that allows people to show information from a LinkedIn group directly on their WordPress site: http://www.linkedingroupsforwp.com/