This is part 3 of my attempts to find out what techno-babble is required to get Linked In to follow my blog.
In Part 1 of this rather ridiculous investigation… ridiculous since it should be so b. obvious but I can’t find the simple help… I messed about with doing the Linked In #hashtag just about everywhere in the post except the body.
This is an attempt to discover what was meant by the sentence that said
Once added, you can filter your posts with a special Linked-In tag
something like that… I’ve changed the Linked In tag so I don’t use it in the body of this post
then I check to see if Linked In detects it in my feed.
I daren’t link back to my original post in case it finds the special tag in the link.
Well here goes. No categories, no tags, nothing. So I expect to see nothing on my inked In profile.
Test 1 successful
And lo and behold I didn’t, until I ticked the checkbox to see all recent posts, when it showed
Test 2 – does it look at the image file name?
Now, let’s try again. The file name of the image may be enough.
Test 2 response. Apparently not.
Test 3 – what if I add a post tag?
First without the #. Nope nothing
Test 4 – add the Post Tag as a #hashtag
Nope nothing. But then the question is where did the #go. It’s not shown in the tag cloud?
Test 5 – is it case sensitive then?
Well probably not.
[bong] or [fob], it’s not what we want to see! Here are three problems I saw today. The second and third were uncovered while trying to understand the first!
If you’ve got a WordPress website, hosted on WordPress.com or on your own WordPress implementation (like this one) then it’s very easy to get your blog’s posts to show up in LinkedIn.
As I’ve been developing my new bwapi plugin I’ve become more aware of the potential benefits of the automatic distribution of the latest version of the plugin to my WordPress sites. So I was just about to formalise the 3 (or 4) different plugins I’ve already developed when I thought I’d read up about the proper way to create a plugin.
For the WoW websites I have been developing a WordPress plugin called bwapi, where bw is the abbreviation of Bobbing Wide and API stands for Application Programming Interface. Whilst the plugin name is pure techno-babble, what the plugin does is NOT.
While preparing my short presentation on the bob, bing and wide tests ( see bob or fob, wide or hide, bing or bong ) Twitter incurred two bongs.
Last Friday I gave a short (10 minute), interactive presentation to members of my networking group (Your Network South, organised by Ron Hodgson).
The subject of the presentation was “criteria for a good website”.
- Write it in your WordPress page until it looks OK.
- Then paste it into your Facebook fbml page.
This it the first subpage under [EPL] Simplest implementation.
Note: I’m using capital EPL to prevent the shortcode from being expanded.
It’s easier than using &91; and &93;
For one of my customers I feel the need to try the WordPress extended page list plugin.
The blurb says:
- Full control of the HTML tags used to display the page list
- Include the page content or excerpt when listing the pages.
- Display subpages or full page hierarchy.
- Better sidebar widget for site navigation.
- Supports post thumbnails for content / excerpts.
What I want is
The page has a set of subpages. Rather than writing my own headings, excerpts and links in the page, I want it to write these in the subpages and simply refer to them from the higher level page.
I’ll do it first, then show you what I mean.
[EPL] simplest implementation