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What’s been my main social beef when it comes to a social network that just doesn’t let WordPress play with it? It's LinkedIn! LinkedIn is one of the coolest social networks out there as far as professionals go. Yet it is the most closed, as far as how it likes to play with external sites, and for that, I just don’t understand. You know, you could do anything with Facebook on your WordPress site and you can do a lot with Twitter as well. LinkedIn though, they’re such a closed environment for such crazy professional chaos going on over there. So I’ve found this plugin called LinkedIn O-Auth, and it stands for authorization, which basically O-Auth allows users to login and register on your WordPress site using their LinkedIn account. So it’s just like the login via Facebook, login via Twitter, and all that. Now you can have somebody logged in via LinkedIn and it kind of carries that over so you can make a Buddy Press that has LinkedIn.

And I know this because — I guess I’ll plug it. I haven’t talked about it in a while. I used to run — I shouldn’t say I used to — I run one of the oldest affiliate marketing groups on LinkedIn. There’s almost 20,000 people on it. It was called Affiliate Marketing Masters and frankly, I got out of the affiliate game a couple of years ago but I still maintain this and there’s people from all over the planet that interact on it and talk and do offers and stuff back and forth. But I am still huge into digital marketing, so I’ve renamed the group Digital Marketing Masters.

And now I’ve got a companion site that I’m trying to put together for some master mining and things like that within the Biz Coach site, and I wanted to put some LinkedIn back end stuff, so that the group could get in there and play and do some stuff. So far, this plugin seems to be working. Now I’m the only one that’s a logged in with LinkedIn with one of my accounts, but it seems like it is working. I gave this one an 8 out of 10.

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Rating: 8/10