Guide to Configure LinkedIn Social Login in WordPress | LinkedIn Plugin | LinkedIn SSO

Guide to Configure LinkedIn Social Login in WordPress | LinkedIn Plugin | LinkedIn SSO


Integration of LinkedIn Social Login ( LinkedIn SSO ) For WordPress using OAuth 2.0 Protocol.
miniOrange Social Login enables your users to use their LinkedIn account to login/register to your WordPress Website. Give your users a Best choice, without remembering passwords, to login/register on your WordPress website. Setup LinkedIn Social Login and allow your users to login using LinkedIn.

What is LinkedIn and why should i implement LinkedIn Social Login / LinkedIn Sign In (LinkedIn SSO) on my WordPress Site?

LinkedIn is a professional networking site, designed to help people make business connections, share their experiences and resumes, and find jobs.
Today a majority of working professionals use LinkedIn to know real-time updates in the industry they are working, read about new technology rolling out and share their views on social topics of the society. Social Login is the most popular thing you implement on your website nowadays. Almost all websites allows the user to sign in using their social accounts. Through this, a user doesn’t need to go through account creation process on your website. It also saves you build a system of sign up flow. Social sites already did this and websites can rely on the social sites for user verification.

What is OAuth 2.0?

OAuth 2.0 is the industry-standard authorization protocol. OAuth 2.0 priorities client developer ease of use while offering particular authorization processes for web apps, desktop applications, mobile phones, and living room devices.

WordPress Social Login plugin allows for secure login into WordPress while utilizing LinkedIn as an OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You may also configure the plugin to use several Oauth providers, such as Facebook, Google, Discord, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Stackoverflow, Twitch any many more. It enables sophisticated Single Sign-On functionalities like user Customise Icons, Redirection and so on. In this article, we will go through how to set up SSO between WordPress and LinkedIn.

WordPress LinkedIn Single Sign-On (SSO) for WordPress can be achieved by using our WordPress Social Login plugin.

Click here to know more about other features we provide in WordPress Social Login plugin.


Steps to configure LinkedIn Social Login into WordPress (WP)

Step 1: Configure LinkedIn Social Login (LinkedIn SSO)into Your WordPress

Follow the steps below to configure Login with LinkedIn (LinkedIn SSO)in WordPress

miniorange img Configure LinkedIn Social Login
  • Go to http://developer.linkedin.com/ and click on Create Apps and sign in with your linkedin account.
  • Linkedin social login account
  • Enter the Application Name, Linkedin page URL or name, Privacy Policy URL, And upload app logo for Linkedin application.
  • If you don't have a linked in page click on Here to create a new page.
  • Social Login Linkedin login with linkedin create app Information
  • Check the API Terms of Use and click on create app to enable linkedin login
  • Social Login Linkedin API Terms of Use login with linkedin
  • Click on Auth and enter Callback URL as Redirect URLs(from your social login Instructions) and click on Update
  • Social Login Linkedin login with linkedin Application credential Redirect URL linkedin login Social Login with Linkedin Application clientID and Secret linkedin login
  • On the same page you will be able to see your Client ID and Client Secret under the Application credentials section.
  • Go to the Product tab.
  • For r_liteprofile and r_emailaddress scope permission, Find Sign In with LinkedIn and click on Select.Check the legal agreement check box and Click on Add Product.
  • For w_member_social scope permission Find Share on LinkedIn and click on Select.Check the legal agreement check box and Click on Add Product, This permission required for social sharing.
  • LinkedIn login Product Scope premission social wordpress login with linkedin add share login with linkedin social wordpress
  • Note: Wait till Linkedin approves your permission to be able to login with LinkedIn on your WordPress Website.

2. Set credentials in miniOrange Social Login Plugin

  • Copy the Client Id and Client Secret form above setup and Paste them into the LinkedIn Login fields in Instructions.
  • wordpress Linkedin login Client Id
  • Then click on Save & Test Configuration button.
  • wordpress login with linkedin social login Test Configuration
  • Custom app will set properly when Test configuration get successful.
  • Now, You can see the LinkedIn social Login button is activated on your WordPress website. This will allow users to connect to your website using LinkedIn Login.
  • LinkedIn social login button on wordpress for linkedin SSO
  • If you not able to Add Social login icons on your custom login/registration page of your website, you can use our shortcode Guide to display social login icons to allow users to perform login with LinkedIn on your WordPress website.

You have successfully configured LinkedIn Social Login for WordPress Website. Your users can easily login with LinkedIn and perform LinkedIn SSO on your WordPress Website.


Attractive Social Login Icons

  • We also provide attractive social login icons in latest version of the social login plugin with 4 types of shapes for social login icons Round, Rounded Icons, Square and Long button. Six themes including Default, White Background, Custom Background, Hover, Custom Hover and Smart. We also provide transform effect for all types of themes and buttons.

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