Although quite hidden, Linkedin have a Member Profile Plugin very similar to a Google+ Page Badge. This WordPress plugin lets you easily insert this as a shortcode into your WordPress site.


  1. Download the plugin direct from the Plugin Page at WordPress.
  2. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin
  4. Check all the setting in the Linkedin Profile Badge Settings area
  5. Hit Update

The shortcode:

You can insert the profile badge easily within any page, post or template by simply using the following shortcode:
To enter the shortcode directly into templates using PHP, enter
echo do_shortcode('[linkedinbadge]');

You can also use the options below to override the the settings above.

  • URL – the Linkedin public URL
  • behavior – choose between inline or icon
  • liname – if you have chosen icon mode then the name will appear to the right of the icon
  • connections – on/off

An example using these options is
[linkedinbadge linkedinbadge URL="" connections="on" behavior="icon" liname="Alex Moss"]

The Result:

The finished result (at least of the inline mode) should look like this:


  • Sarah Gavra Boland

    Hi Alex really like your Linkedin Member Profile Plugin do you think it would be possible to put it on a slider showing a number of profiles in one frame?



    February 25, 2014 at 8:41 am
  • Aleksandar

    Dear Alex,

    Excellent plugin. I have one question: Is it possible in a linkedin profile, insert any my button (exemple format – ).


    March 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Timo van Tilburg

    Hi Alex

    At the moment i’m teststing your Linkedin profile badge. It’s exactly what i was looking for.
    I was wondering: Is there also a possibility to show the Linkedinbadge directly without the hoverlink?

    Please let me know.
    Have a nice day.

    Timo van Tilburg

    June 25, 2014 at 10:19 am
  • Lourdes

    Hi Alex:

    I was able to download and upload to WordPress, then activate the plugin. I then went to the Linkedin Profile Badge settings area, inserted my LinkedIn URL, checked off a couple of more boxes, and then hit save changes. But the LinkedIn icon does not appear on my website??? Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Where is the icon supposed to appear when you choose the settings for automatic insertion, as I did?

    Please advise.

    Thanks and regards,

    Lourdes Rosado

    June 27, 2014 at 2:12 am

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