LinkedIn provide an online tool to generate a profile widget for use on your website. While not commonly used, we've seen it convert well in professional circles. The code in this article will provide the necessary shortcode to embed the Widget into a WordPress post or page. There are three primary types of Widgets: an inline widget, icon with name, and icon. Our shortcode provides for all three.
Note (November 2020): Parts of this code are broken. It'll be updated when time permits.
An article to follow shows how to embed the company widget into your WordPress website in a similar manner.
The result of the primary profile widget is as follows. Shortcode used is
[linkedpersonal style="1"]. The style="1" forces the container to be centered. No attributes are defined since they're included in the shortcode function.
To align the container within text, use
[linkedpersonal style="1" align="right"] (or
The inline icon format is useful when referencing an individual in text. For example, the shortcode of
[linkedpersonal type="icon"] returns
. Hover over the icon and my personal profile container will be returned to the screen. The same inline inclusion can be used with the icon and name format. Shortcode of
[linkedpersonal type="iconname"] returns:
. By default no styling is applied. You can force alignment and padding by simply adding
Copy and paste the WordPress function into your theme's
functions.php file or, if you sensibly have one installed, your custom functions plugin.
The following shortcode attributes are available.
iconas demonstrated above.
formatdetermines if a
clickis required to return the profile badge. By default we use hover. Use
style="1"to apply styles.