Want to share your WordPress.com posts with your LinkedIn connections? Now you can! Today we are happy to announce that our Publicize feature connects with LinkedIn. To activate Publicize for LinkedIn, head to Settings -> Sharing in your dashboard and click Connect to LinkedIn. Please note that you need to have a LinkedIn account before you can connect it with your WordPress.com site.
After you’ve approved the connection, you’ll see LinkedIn listed in the Publish module next to the post editor. Here you can customize the message for the update you’ll send out to LinkedIn and any other sharing services you have connected. You can also opt out of Publicizing a particular post by unchecking the box next to the name of the service. Below is an example of an update shown on LinkedIn.
A LinkedIn sharing button was also recently added to the Sharing feature on WordPress.com, which can be displayed at the bottom of your posts and pages. Visit your Settings -> Sharing panel and you’ll see LinkedIn as one of the Available Services.
We’re always working hard to give you more opportunities to increase the traffic to your blog. If you have questions, read more about how Publicize works. For more information on boosting your readership, check out Getting More Views and Traffic.
Jul 5th at 11:42 pm
Sounds overly manual for what I’m looking for, but thanks for the heads-up. I’ll take a look into it.
Jul 5th at 11:45 pm
Where is Google+ ?
Jul 6th at 12:15 am
Thinking whether WordPress.com will support Disqus too. A lot of web sites are using it now, or maybe it would be a conflict with OpenID.
Jul 6th at 12:25 am
Thank you for the update, WP.com!
I’ve never really considered opening an account on LinkedIn, but after reading this blog post, I think I might try it out. Of course, I would have to choose which of my blog posts would go into that social networking site as it has a more professional “air” compared to Facebook and Twitter.
Keep it up!
Jul 6th at 12:38 am
Welcome Linkedin! I`ll connect you.
Jul 6th at 12:52 am
I like the LinkedIn love!
Jul 6th at 12:56 am
I’ve been using LinkedIn for awhile! It’s a great site for professional networking.
Jul 6th at 1:19 am
Thanks for expanding these sharing options.
Jul 6th at 2:32 am
This kind of makes me laugh – I thought the point of LinkedIn was to be an adult alternative to the shenanigans of Facebook and Twitter and their kind. Oh how the mighty have fallen! LinkedIn is now officially among the JASNS (Just Another Social Networking Site).
Jul 6th at 2:48 am
Yes, I would love to use Disqus too! Is that possible? LinkedIn . . . hmm . . . maybe not a bad idea. Thanks!
Jul 6th at 3:36 am
Really like the LinkedIn option.
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Jul 6th at 5:40 am
Awesome! I’m going to utilize this!
Jul 6th at 6:04 am
Jul 6th at 6:14 am
Excellent, thanks. I’ve been wondering how best to connect LinkedIn to the blog.
Just had my first 300-hit day. Upward & onward!
Jul 6th at 6:18 am
Nice to see such expansion and hope for more to come.
Jul 6th at 6:53 am
Please add Google +1 to Publicize because Google+1 is a new service for sharing posts .
Jul 6th at 7:07 am
I love linkedin and this option is super duper awesome! Thank you wp.com team. You guys rock
Jul 6th at 7:19 am
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc
Yes, I like them and I am waiting for another social media
Jul 6th at 8:04 am
Wonderful, that’s what I need
Jul 6th at 8:12 am
Is it possible to have this button for self hosted sites too please?
Jul 6th at 8:19 am
Great stuff. Are there any plans to add the facility to publish to a *page* in facebook, rather than a profile? My blog is for my organisation, so I don’t want updates posted to my personal profile on facebook, but it would be fantastic to have them automatically post to the organisation page, rather than having to do it manually.
Jul 6th at 8:50 am
Thanks for updating WordPress!
In fact, I have never considered to make an account on LinkedIn. Now I will try, I think it’s a great site for professional networking, and that is what I am doing with my WordPress blog.
Keep on your fine work, and best wishes!
Jul 6th at 9:00 am
A cross-linking experience. I’m lovin it 8)
Jul 6th at 9:00 am
You are the best! This new feature makes it so easy. Thanks, now I can concentrate on content rather than how to publisize.
Jul 6th at 9:26 am
Thanks for the advice. Let’s see how much traffic I get.
Jul 6th at 10:31 am
Great! Another string to my bow
Jul 6th at 11:16 am
woo adding my wordpress account to my linkedin account has helped boost my profile!
Jul 6th at 11:19 am
Good stuff, nice to see we can now link blogs to LinkedIn which should generate more traffic!
Jul 6th at 12:00 pm
That’s great. I am already on LinkedIn.
Jul 6th at 12:34 pm
Finally a reason to use my LinkedIn account!! Thanks!!
Jul 6th at 12:40 pm
Nice feature, WordPress. Once again, giving chances for people to be better at the blogging business!
Jul 6th at 1:08 pm
That’s lovely, but how do you get Publicize for wp blogs hosted elsewhere (on one’s own domain)?
Jul 6th at 3:19 pm
Great new addition, although I wonder if this will just make things even more redundant (i.e., my LinkedIn already streams my latest tweets, which are automatically uploaded when I post). I have to say that I’d prefer this feature for LinkedIn to that of twitter or FB. Like some of the others, I’d love to have this feature on my self hosted site.
Jul 6th at 5:39 pm
These features would be AWESOME but I host my WordPress site on my own server and cannot utilize the option
Hoping that it will be possible in the near future as this would make my blog publishing so seamless! Now I’m using hootsuite and networked blogs — neither of which are ideal as it requires additional drafting and maintenance (and cost)
Thanks for being so amazing WordPress team, you rock my world!
Jul 6th at 6:02 pm
I have been doing this for a long time using LinkedIn’s ‘Blog’ feature.
Now you guys should enable Publicize for StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious and rest.
Jul 6th at 7:01 pm
These are really nice options for publicizing!
Jul 6th at 9:20 pm
Thanks alot! I love this!!!
Jul 6th at 10:52 pm
I signed up for Linkedin and I have the newest version of WordPress but it is not showing in my settings > share area. any suggestions?
Jul 6th at 11:18 pm
This sounds like a great feature, but I cannot find any “Sharing” link under the WordPress Settings? Am I missing something?
Thanks for the help!
Jul 7th at 4:34 am
Waiting for the feature Posting to Facebook Page. It will be fantastic
Jul 7th at 7:41 am
Very convenient to use. Thanks.
Jul 7th at 6:44 pm
Will these Sharing features be added to Jetpack for WordPress.org self hosted sites?
It’d also be great if Jetpack included the WordPress.com/Twitter/Facbook comment login features as well.
Jul 7th at 7:04 pm
It’d be a nice addition. Right now, the Twitterfeed service is the only viable option for simul-posting to Twitter and a Facebook Page. It’d be nice to have it all integrated into Jetpack. So I also second the request for Facebook Page suoport, which is more often desired for organizations than profiles (which according to Facebook TOS are only for individuals, not companies or organizations).
Jul 7th at 11:30 pm
I am using Weaver theme for my websites & blogs. I don’t see anything for connecting to Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Does this only work with certain themes?
Jul 8th at 11:13 am
Connecting, interconnecting is ‘mantra’ of the net. WordPress is as always ‘fast’ and ‘first’ in it. Thanks.
Jul 8th at 2:46 pm
Cool, but I think I already do this as Twitter is connected to LinkedIn, and WP is connected to Twitter, and of course the arm bone is connected to the wrist bone
Jul 8th at 8:03 pm
This is another upgrade on the world of internet sharing bits and pieces. Topics of any interest that may catch the attention of readership will surely bring about new stuff for application in daily life or for mere curiosity sake. Carry on and more power. The prize of human brain keeps on evolving. Salute the innovator!
Jul 8th at 9:40 pm
Good to see WordPress expand like this. I hope they look at the MySpace API. It looks possible.
Jul 9th at 5:05 am
This is great info. Thank you so much! Go WordPress.com!!!
Jul 9th at 10:10 am
This is a big time saver. Letting the network do the work!
Jul 9th at 1:52 pm
Sounds great. Thanks!
Jul 9th at 4:08 pm
Thanks for these great tips. It was a very useful post.
Jul 10th at 8:37 am
Thanks for the article. It will help us promote our website better.
Jul 10th at 8:36 pm
Thanks for posting the chart! Very informative article.
Jul 11th at 3:48 pm
Any chance of ever getting an option to include a Facebook “Like Box” on the blogs on the .com site?
Jul 11th at 6:03 pm
Tim: thanks for the reply. I was more looking for the Like Box, not the Like Button The box is for promoting Facebook pages (and pages only). Ie I’d create a Facebook page for my blog, and I’d like to promote it on the blog.
Jul 11th at 9:10 pm
Thanks. Great functionality.
What would really be nice is the ability to toggle these distribution platforms on and off, rather than have an all or nothing decision around each.
For instance: only about 1 in 4 of my posts touch on professional issues, and so I’d want to toggle LinkedIn on JUST for those posts.
Jul 12th at 5:48 am
Thanks for posting this article.
Jul 12th at 12:10 pm
Jul 12th at 12:49 pm
Thank you for the nice article.
Jul 12th at 3:10 pm
I’m already using this feature, but haven’t gotten any readers yet. I think, as long as no one else is going to post your link in his network, your reader list might remain empty.
Jul 13th at 4:54 am
Thank you for posting this. It simplifies the process of increasing blog exposure!
Jul 13th at 8:16 am
wow, this is great! More integration with popular social tools!
Jul 13th at 9:53 am
Awesome, this is a great idea. I’d love to know if there’ll be a Google+ connection for WordPress as well. I’m assuming that once Google+ is live, the fine people at WP will be on it quick, right?
Jul 13th at 7:29 pm
nice move : )
Jul 15th at 12:48 am
Thank for your team efforts. I will try this out.
Jul 15th at 1:19 am
Google+ should be next
Jul 16th at 11:19 am
This is a great feature – are there plans to add Google+ as well? Thanks!