How to Autopost from Joomla! to LinkedIn
In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to LinkedIn.
As of March 2019, you must submit your application to the LinkedIn Marketing Developer Program to get API access.
- AutoTweetNG Free, Pro or Joocial 8.25 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.
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
Fill the application details and create the application
Go to Products, and select Marketing Developer Platform
Accept the Legal Terms and click on Create App
Go to Additional Settings and fill your domain
Go to Auth tab to find your Application Credentials: Client ID and Client Secret, and the assigned permissions
Assign the Authorized Redirect URL's. Update.:
Go to the Products tab to find the Added Products and the Products Requests:
You will receive an email with the access to a request form.
Apply for the LinkedIn Marketing Developer Program
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
Once the App is approved, go to AutoTweetNG/Joocial Control panel and select Channels tab to create a new channel.
Remember: you must be administrator of the LinkedIn Company page to authorize a channel
On Channel Tab, click on New, select the Channel Type and complete the Client ID and Client Secret. Save
Click on "Step 1: Authorize"
Accept the permissions dialog.
Click on "Validate". The User ID will be filled and save.
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
- Create an article
- Check the Request list
- Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page
- Check the Posts list
- Check LinkedIn.