How to Autopost from Joomla! to LinkedIn

In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to LinkedIn.

WARNING

As of March 2019, you must submit your application to the LinkedIn Marketing Developer Program to get API access.

Prerequisites:

  • AutoTweetNG Free, Pro or Joocial 8.20 or superior
  • A LinkedIn account
  • System requirements: Joomla 3.4 or superior, PHP 5.5 or superior, MySQL 5.5 or superior (recommended)

Once you have checked the prerequisites, proceed with step 1.

STEP 1: Download and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial

Download the extension from Extly's Download Area, unzip and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial in Joomla! backend with the standard procedure.

About AutoTweetNG/Joocial updates: Install the update with the same procedure.

Once you have proceeded with the installation:

-AutoTweetNG component has been installed -System plugin-AutotweetAutomator has been installed and enabled, to process new content and posts every 3 minutes -System plugin - AutotweetContent has been installed and enabled to publish Joomla! content.

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Remember to assign your Download ID to enable all features.

STEP 2: Create an app

As of March 2019, you must submit your application for API access in the terms of the LinkedIn Marketing Developer Program.

Login at https://www.linkedin.com/developer/apps with your LInkedIn username and password. Go to Create App

Create Application

Fill the application details and create the application

Create application

Create application

Create application

Go to SDK Settings and fill your domain

Fill Domain

Go to Auth tab to find your Application Credentials: Client ID and Client Secret

App Credentials

Assign the Authorized Redirect URL's. Update.:

https://www.YOUR-DOMAIN.COM/administrator/index.php?option=com_autotweet

Authentication

The app is ready to be submitted for API access.

App

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Remember: you must be administrator of the LinkedIn Company page to authorize a channel

We have prepared this tutorial to guide our users to submit applications: Apply for the LinkedIn Marketing Developer Program

STEP 3: Create and authorize a social channel

Go to AutoTweetNG/Joocial Control panel and select Channels tab to create a new channel.

Channels

On Channel Tab, click on New, select the Channel Type and complete the Client ID and Client Secret. Save

Channels

Click on "Step 1: Authorize"

Channels

Accept the permissions dialog.

Channels

Click on "Validate". The User ID will be filled and save.

Channels

AutoTweetNG/Joocial is ready to publish!

A new authorization Access Token has been granted.

A new LinkedIn Channel has been created.

By default, all new articles are going to be published on LinkedIn.

STEP 4: Create a test article

  1. Create an article
  2. Check the Request list
  3. Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page
  4. Check the Posts list
  5. Check LinkedIn.