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Configure WP LinkPress

Note: For WP LinkPress to work, your site must run over a secured connection. For example: if your website url starts with “https://”, your connection is secure.


1 – Insert license key

After purchasing you have receive a purchase receipt through e-mail, in this message you will find your license key. You can also obtain your license key from your account on our website, go to this page and login:

>> https://www.wplinkpress.com/login/

Use the password which you have created during checkout. If you don’t know your password anymore, then click on ‘Lost Password?’ to generate a new one.

As soon as you are logged in, you will see the customer dashboard, which looks like this:

Here you will see an overview of your products and downloads. If there are any files available, you can download the plugin .zip file here. Click on the `View Details and Downloads` link to see detailed information about your purchase and obtain your license key.

Copy the license key and paste it within the related field on the settings page of WP LinkedIn on your WordPress website.


2 – Authentication with LinkedIn
To connect your website, we will have to link it with LinkedIn. To do this we need to create a development app. Please go to the following link to create an app on Linkedin:

Go to: https://www.linkedin.com/developers/apps
Click on “Create App”

Make sure the name of your app is recognisable for your website visitors. They will be asked to authorize it when logging in with their LinkedIn account to place a comment. It’s recommended to give the app the same name as your website.
Insert all the asked credentials, and link the app to your company page on LinkedIn. If you don’t have a company page yet, then you will need to create on (it doesn’t matter if you don’t use the company page).

As soon as the developer app is created, copy/paste the “Client ID” & “Client secret” to the settings page of WP LinkPress. You can find these fields under the “Authorize” tab on the backend of your WordPress admin.

After activating the plugin, a new WordPress page is automatically generated. This will be the ‘redirect url’ needed for this plugin to authorize with LinkedIn.
You can find a link to the “redirect url” on the settings page also. Copy the redirect url from the settings page, and add it to the redirect url settings on the oauth page of your Linkedin app.

When finished, save the adjustments on the settings page of WordPress and your new LinkedIn app will be connected to your website.


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