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Error connecting WordPress to LinkedIn: The Extended Edition

  1. jeremiahstanghini
    Member

    Hello Hello.

    I'm having an error that someone else recently had trying to reconnect my blog to my LinkedIn account. I've followed all of the steps that rachelmcr offered and also the usually effective (clear cache, browsing history, etc.) that ysetteguevara suggested.

    I even tried to do it from a different browser to see if that might have an effect -- no dice.

    The only thing left that I can think to try is to disconnect WordPress.com from LinkedIn and then don't try to reconnect it for a couple of hours (sometimes time is the answer, right?)

    The blog I need help with is jeremiahstanghini.com.

  2. Hi Jeremiah,

    We are having some issues with the LinkedIn Publicize connection recently. Our developers are working on this and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Thank you so much for your patience!

  3. jeremiahstanghini
    Member

    Hey,

    No problem!

    I'm just glad to know that there wasn't something I could have done to make this work. I hope the fix doesn't take up too much of the developers' time.

  4. I've been having the same problem for a few days, if not a week. What's odd is that when I login to LinkedIn through WordPress (and get the error message), I'm not logged in when I go directly to LinkedIn. Usually I am logged in, because then I have to go directly to the social network (Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc) to log out. Somehow WordPress itself just isn't connecting.

  5. My guess is that this issue is impacting many WordPress users. In the future, wouldn't it be possible for WP to identify the blogs/users that have this feature active and send them a message indicating WP is aware of the problem and is working on it; along with a message when the problem is resolved?

  6. Please add me to the list of people having this issue/problem. (GraceJiYoung), do you have any idea regarding a time estimate for problem resolution? Please advise. Thank you.

  7. Recently, my share feature stopped sharing to LinkedIn, saying I needed to refresh my connection. When I tried to, it said it could not do so. I deleted my existing LinkedIn account on my dashboard and attempted to make a new connection to my LinkedIn page. Still, no luck. My LI page is up, running fine, and I am not sure how to fix it so all my blog posts are automatically shared again to that page.

    Log in to your LinkedIn account and go to the Privacy & Settings page.
    In the bottom left, click the "Groups, Companies & Applications" tab.
    Look for the Applications section and click on "View your applications."
    This should take you to a page called "Authorized External Applications." Look for WordPress.com in the list on that page, check the box next to it, and then click the Remove button.
    Now, go back to Settings > Sharing on your WordPress.com blog and try setting up the LinkedIn connection again.

    https://public-api.wordpress.com/connect/?magic=keyring&service=linkedin&action=verify&kr_nonce=2a916b2703&nonce=8e1bd79f20&state=8278904&oauth_token=75--311709d4-a8fa-4277-99a8-91fb0901a4c6&oauth_verifier=54529

    WORD PRESS ERROR: There was a problem creating your connection. Please go back and try again.

    I have also followed the instructions (to a T) found here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-linkedin

    WP gets added back in to the Authorized External Apps on LinkedIn but still fails to connect w/ WP (or vice-versa - depending on who you want to blame for the failure).

  8. We are still looking into the issues with LinkedIn and hope to have it resolved soon. My apologies, but I do not yet have an ETA for when the issue may be fixed.

  9. jeremiahstanghini
    Member

    Hello Lovely WordPress.com Forum Staff,

    I happened to try reconnecting my LinkedIn account with my WordPress.com account and it worked!

    I guess it's all fixed (for now).

    Thanks!

  10. Still not working for me, so maybe it's flaky.

    Also sometimes getting this error: "The partner did did not properly implement the authentication protocol."

    in addition to the previously error: "There was a problem creating your connection. Please go back and try again.""

  11. There was a moment I *thought* it was working again for me, but time showed that it was not. Hope it stays working for you jeremiahstanghini.

    Did you test it to make sure? Did you test it more than once and over a period of a few days?

    Best wishes,
    kdr

  12. jeremiahstanghini
    Member

    Good point(s).

    I haven't actually tested it by posting anything, so I'll switch this back to unresolved, until I've posted a few times and see that it works.

  13. Hi all, my connection fails din the last few days and I have done all of the checks - but to no avail!

    timgarrattnottingham.co.uk

  14. itsthesmallthings
    Member

    Just upgraded my WP to 3.8 and I'm having the same problems with the connection.

  15. I'm having the same problem and I have a new post ready to go. I am a patient person, but this problem is simply going in circles looking for a solution.

  16. Oh well, that’s me too then. I’m not the only one who gets this message when I try to post my post on my Linkedin page: The partner did did not properly implement the authentication protocol.

    Please could the Happiness Engineers sort this out for us poor folks who are at our wits’ end? My blog is seven circumstances.com.

  17. I am having the same problem connecting to LinkedIn. I tried all the steps and advice from the forums. Anyone have any idea how long it will take until this is fixed?

  18. My blog also unable to refresh connection to LinkedIn.

  19. Frankly, I've given up hearing back from WordPress or LinkedIn. My solution: I post as usual, without any linking to LinkedIn or Facebook for that matter (my reason follows). Then I copy the permanent link and use that to update my LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Reason: If I do the posting, vs automatic, I also have more power over selecting which thumbnail will be associated with the post -- as a professional photographer, that is primo important. I hope this helps other folks. Cheers!

  20. Hi All!

    I'm so sorry for delay! But, we have great news! The LinkedIn connection has been fixed and it should be working now!

    Please let us know if you find otherwise!

    Happy Blogging!

  21. jeremiahstanghini
    Member

    Hi gracejiyoung,

    Thanks for replying to our concern. I posted something this afternoon and it did appear on LinkedIn. Thanks for resolving this!

    With Gratitude,

    Jeremiah

  22. Hi Jeremiah!

    That's great! If you ever run into any more issues with this please let me know!

    Happy Blogging!

  23. Not sure if I've read this thread correctly, but here's my problem.

    I've created a clickable image (LinkedIn) that links (supposedly) to my public profile, but when I click on the link it (not sure if this is the correct term) but it prepends my domain to the public profile and I can't figure out for the life of me how or where this is happening.

    Anyone else get this problem?

    I've attached a simple (linkedin) image to my page, used some CSS in the My Custom CSS plugin to position the image in the top right-hand part of the page.

    When I view the source code, this is what is on the page:

    <p class="pos_fixed"><img src="http://shorestone.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Linked-In.png" alt="Linked-In" width="132" height="32" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-93" /></p>

    But when I hover over the image link it shows the URL in front of this address: shorestone.co.nz.

    Thanks for anyone's help.

  24. sorry, for some reason, it won't allow me to paste the public URL address for linkedin; why is that? :(

    Anyway, it happens between the <p ....> tag and the <img src...> I'm sure you can all figure that one out.

  25. @sportyguy1- Hi there,

    You've reached support for the free blogs hosted at WordPress.com.

    It is not possible to install plugins on WordPress.com, for security reasons. Plugins can only be installed on self-hosted WordPress blogs. If you are wondering how WordPress.com differs from WordPress.org, this support article explains the distinction:

    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Currently this thread is about the LinkedIn Publicize connection. If you have issues with this please continue your replies in this thread. If you have a different question about your WordPress.com site and LinkedIn please open another thread so that this thread doesn't continue about a different issue!

    Thank you!

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