When LinkedIn announced the launch of a new share button for WordPress on November 30, 2010 I was ecstatic! Sad to say my happiness lasted all of five minutes, since the posted code didn’t work.
Along with other LinkedIn/WordPress users, I left a comment pointing out the problem, and included the error message I received. Since then I have checked the original blog post several times, hoping to see an answer from LinkedIn.
I gave up for a while, then decided to write into WordPress support earlier this week. I received a prompt response, clarifying e-mails were exchanged, and yesterday I received a solution. You’ll find the step-by-step directions here.
Many, many thanks to Miriam Schwab, who posted the step-by-step directions and Ryan Markel who ran down the answer. I guess you could say WordPress bloggers and WordPress support rocks! LinkedIn: not so much. In any case, I am now the proud “owner” of a LinkedIn share button on my blog. My only regret? Not writing in to WordPress sooner.