We would like to display a live feed of one of our LinkedIn group's discussion feeds on our website. The plug-ins do not appear to support this? Any suggestions?
Show live feed of group's discussions on a website?
Hi Jeremy, can you point me to the page where I can learn more about his, please? Thanks David
Our groups API documentation is available here: https://developer.linkedin.com/documents/groups
Have you already looked it over? If not, can you do so and then ping us with questions you have around implementation details.
I'm in the middle of project and and the client want to show discussion group on their website, is it something possible?
do you have any idea how to implement this?
I saw you comment on this thread BTW, https://developer.linkedin.com/forum/how-get-group-discussions-popularity-and-recency-website#comment-12013
facebook and others make this so easy to do - why are these plugins so disjointed or nonexistent with linkedin? trying to get my business to use and integrate it more but you are making it very hard for us - not all of us have time to wade through api documents, etc. (only then to have it not even work as I can't even get the simple profile plugin to work on my site)
I agree with Joe. This is way too complicated. Even just some sample pages with different implementations would be helpful. A step by step tutorial would be even better. Most social media marketers are not developers and should be able to implement this on sites on their own.
Hi everyone -- quick clarification question for Kristen and Jeremy. We have a closed/private LinkedIn group and we want to pull 3 or 4 recent discussions from this group and display them on our corporate website. One would assume that code on our webserver would authenticate using a group owner's credentials (or similar API user credentials) and then use API calls to grab the data and display on the website. But having read the discussions below, it seems like this is not possible:
Before we dive into the details of authentication and API -- can someone at LinkedIn confirm whether our high-level requirement is feasible to implement? And if so, what the best approach? It seems odd that individual end users have to authenticate with LinkedIn when they're just hitting our website; we understand that if they click on content that is hyperlinked to LinkedIn that they will need to authenticate to access the closed/private group but that is not what we're trying to address here. Thank you in advance!
In a nutshell, you can only display data pulled from the API to authenticated LinkedIn users. In fact, the data the user sees is pulled ON BEHALF of the user, using their permissions, connections, group memberships as a basis for what the user can see (just like on LinkedIn.com in that people that aren't a member of a private group can't see the contents). So in your case, with a private group, the only people that would be able to see the posts would be those that have authenticated your app to pull data on their behalf, and are also members of the private group.
Hope this helps clarify things for you,
Thank you for the quick reply Paul. I understand what you're describing -- but if I'm the group owner, can I not just use my credentials to have our website code pull group discussions on my behalf and then just throw that data into HTML output?
It might be technically possible but it is a problem in two ways. First, it breaks the API Guidelines (take a look at 1.3):
Secondly, it runs counter to the basic security/trust model of the LinkedIn platform. For example, if I am not a member of this private group, I shouldn't be able to see the topics discussed in it when I attempt to view it on LinkedIn.com - but if I go to your site, now I can see them. People in this private group are assuming privacy from non-members, but now their posts are now exposed to all eyes, including searchbots.
In a nutshell, use of the API has to be done through the viewers eyes, obeying all of the limitations of that viewer, exactly like on LinkedIn.com.
I agree with Joe and Mary. We are using a developer to use the Linkedin API to attempt to re-create the linkedin group discussion and member directory format. It seems such a waste and having a widget or plugin that does this would seem a lot more logical that you could embed into a page of code to pull up the forum using the unique group identifier. A clumsy way would be to just pull up the unique group discussion or directory using iframes to display it but that again isn't an ideal solution. Are there any plans to create some sort of pulgin to perform this function? It would be extremely helpful to businesses and help leverage Linkedin deeper within organizations.
Per LinkedIn policy, we in Developer Relations can not comment on future roadmap plans.
Just to add my +1 - I'd find a website plug-in for LI discussions incredibly useful. Let's hope it's in the pipeline, and if you need any beta testers, let me know
I've come late to this discussion which is helpful but does not result in the answer I want. Give us a group plug-in, LinkedIn, or risk getting left behind. Clients shouldn't have to jump through these hoops.
I'm not sure this will for you, but you can set up a routine that renders a discussion in to a pdf or xml file. In essence taking a snapshot of the discussion. It is not live but you need to be very careful with live feeds anyway, discussions need to be vetted before publishing in a corporate enviroment
Hi All, I created a Private group but the posts are public to everyone's network. For the life of me, I can't find how to change the settings to make all "private group" posts private to the group and not shared by everyone's network. Can you help? LinkedIn support is less than desirable...I've Googled and all and can't find a thing. Has anyone figured out a way to keep private group posts limited to the private group?
I am currently building a website for a friend and they want to show their (public) groups posts on their site.
Is the following still true "Note that at this time there is no way to show information on your website unless the viewer has authenticated with LInkedIn, so that may be an issue for your client"
So there is no way for me to just show all the groups post on my site unless they have authenticated themselves. That seems strange..
@Ellie - This is correct - the basic thinking is that anything that a user would need to have a LinkedIn.com account to view, such as group posts, should also require API authentication.
I agree with James, Ian, Eric, Barry, and all the others. We want to create trafic from our site to the discusions of our LinkedIngroup.
Give us a group plug-in or API, for public(!) discussions.
Couldn't agree more. I can easily add my twitter feed and my facebook page posts to the website with a selection of plugins. I really want to be able to do this for a particular group too. Come on LI.
Hi Paul, according to this: https://developer.linkedin.com/comment/18376#comment-18376 , posts those are visible to public on linkedin.com, without requiring linkedin.com account can be displayed on personal websites too ?
I can see the "Most Popular Discussions" with out logging in. Am I correct ? So, whatever is displayed here, can also be displyed on websites fetched using Groups API. Pls suggest.
@Subharanjan - the post you linked to, by me, says the opposite, that API content generally requires a LinkedIn account, as does LinkedIn.com. Of course, that being said, there are always cases where LinkedIn, being the owners of the site, APIs, etc, will make use of them in ways that are not possible off-site.
I would love to have a PUBLIC discussion group plugin to replicate my discussion group's "Latest Updates" section into my web page.
I am investigating doing this for a client - embedding the group discussion feed into their website.
Sounds like the only sticking point is authentication - as long as people log in with their LI account, it should all work, is that right?
This does not seem too onerous if it works after authenticating.
Can anyone confirm if this is the case?
Also, if anyone has experience with doing something like this, looking for a Dev!
When i click a linkedin button in my site . it find i already logged with linkedin means , it clear the existing logged in session. i need an api for force logout of liknedin
As a bit of feedback, I'm representing one of the groups in LinkedIn trying to encourage Interim Managers in the North to promote their own field. We're building a website for the group, and it would have been helpful to display the "Latest Updates" on LI in a box to both show activity and encourage professionals to sign up to LI and take part.
As it is, there's now talk of setting up a private forum on the site which will take away traffic from LI and make it a bit redundant.
Judging by this discussion is it not about time that LI create some tools for users to help promote the LI system instead of actively blocking them from doing so? Just seems backwards for a social media website.
My +1 I have client that is part of a community group Australia and New Zealand wide, they really want to embed their linkedIn Discussion onto their website instead of creating a forum, the already have a large number of their members using the discussion. They really want to keep the discussion readily available as a tool for their members to use, BUT they do not want their members to have to bounce back and forth from their website to LinkedIn.
Seems strange that this thread has had continuous positive feedback for a year for the development of a plugin that would embed a discussion , yet no steps taken from LI. Facebook and Twitter both do this.
Are LinkedIn coming to the table with the goods?
When one of my contacts simply shares a post in updates from LinkedIn Home without adding any comment, the shared content is coming as undefined. We are using the IN.API.NetworkUpdates API
With some file_get_contents and mb_eregi_replace you dont have a login.
Example: http://www.publishonline.nl/link_bla2.php made this for a client: http://www.samenbetervoorkinderen.nl/internetcafe/overzicht/ is live and working or is this not what you mean with this discussion?
So I guess the PHP code just utilizes screen scraping techniques? Can you elaborate a bit more on the technical implementation?
Hey everyone, I am having a plugin developed now that performs these functions.
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I think at least it's strange that LinkedIn keep silent when they see strong demand for specific service from active users of platform. It's also obvious that this service will significantly increase the reach and interest to this platform from those that have not used it yet. Regarding to development, it's not big issue for the company that employ hundreds (or thousands) developers. The question is that how much value company pays to users' opinion...
+1. LinkedIn should be more open and web 2.0 on this. A feed on group discussions is a very basic feature for web 2.0 and mashup.
Hi guys I have used the code sample for connecting to linkedin but how to ask for the reauthorize or relogin once user logout from the linkedin or other user login to the linkedin
The code is displaying the content of the old user only . please help
I would like to pull the last discussion from a public group with LinkedIn API to display it on a website.
About the Authentication, I don't want to display the feed only for authenticated user but for everybody, is that possible ?
hey guys.... would like to know, when will a app be available for plugin into and HTML script page? it's a bit pointless not to be able to display a live feed of your activity on your site... otherwise what's the point of having a LinkedIn profile at all, may as well use FB and google +
Is there any chance to expand this plugin http://www.linkedingroupsforwp.com
to support Joomla 3 as well?
I'm looking for option how to display content from specified Linkedin group(s) in joomla website.
If you don't plan to support Joomla as plugin with installer, I can hardcode whatever is needed by using Joomla Custom HTML feature, and add all necessary scripts in Joomla template.
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