Author Archives: Claude Vedovini

LinkedIn did it again…

Those of you who were around in 2015 will remember that on May 12 of that year LinkedIn closed part of its API (like the personal network updates) and made other parts private and accessible to “partners” only. I wrote an article about it here.

At the time the impact was significant as you needed to become a partner to access most of your data but some (the “basic” profile) was still available.

Well, they will do it again on March 1st of 2019, and this time what’s left public is called the “Lite” profile and basically it’s your name and your profile picture. And if you need more you will need to become a partner. This also applies to the professional pages. Now everyone needs to be partner.

Needless to say this makes the WP LinkedIn plugin for WordPress useless to most people and I am not even sure I will be able this time to get privileged access so I can develop and test the plugins.

Honestly, at this stage I am not sure if it’s worth keeping those plugins alive… Stay tuned.

Feb 12th update: I suspended the sale of the WP LinkedIn premium extensions

Image Credits: Nan Palmero

Using the WordPress Settings API with Network Admin pages

The other day I was googling up information about coding options pages in the network administration dashboard of a WordPress multisite installation and I noticed that some people think they cannot use the Settings API with those pages. I also noticed there was no article showing how to do it, so here it is. Continue reading

Image Credits: Antonio Ruiz García

Latest news about the WP LinkedIn plugin & extensions

I spent a lot of time last week updating the WP LinkedIn plugin and its extensions (you probably saw several updates going through the WordPress repository) latest versions of the plugins are now: Continue reading

Image Credits: Nan Palmero

The fate of the WP-LinkedIn WordPress plugin after May 12

If you are a user of the WP-LinkedIn WordPress plugin and have registered with the LinkedIn API, you probably already received an email from them about the changes to their developer program and are wondering how this is going to affect you. Continue reading

Image Credits: Sheila Scarborough

Save yourself a lot of trouble: backup your smartphone

For a lot of people now, their smartphone has become an important part of their work and life. They use is to take pictures and videos or their family or to keep contact with their clients. And, unfortunately, it’s often the only place where they keep those memories or that critical business information. So when that device dies, is lost or stolen and they don’t have a backup it’s a big deal. It happened to a few of my friends already so I decided to write that post to collect resources about how to backup or synchronise a smartphone. Continue reading

Image Credits: Randen Pederson

Never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee…

In the midst of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and the discovery that at least two passengers boarded using passports that had been stolen in Phuket, I think it is worth reminding that you should never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee. Continue reading

Image Credits: Lena LeRay

Cheap international money transfers

Did you ever had to transfer money from a bank account in one country to a bank account in another country and used a friend as an intermediary to save on bank fees? Only problem is that you need a friend who’s got bank accounts in those countries. Well, one startup is now offering to be your friend who’s got bank accounts in (almost) every countries. Continue reading

Image Credits: TransferWise blog

How to customize the recommendations scroller in WP-LinkedIn

I already wrote an article here about customizing your LinkedIn profile but there is a slight difference if you want to customize the recommendations scroller, so here you go, how to add the recommender’s picture and headline to the scroller. Continue reading

How to migrate a WordPress Network back to a standard WordPress

Some time ago one of my clients, who was running a WordPress Network, decided to close all the blogs to leave only the main one active. All the articles in the network were to be imported into the main blog. I used the WordPress import/export tools and put in place a series of HTTP redirects. Everything was fine. However, the installation was still a network and there was some overhead at the database level and at the administration level. So I though I should be reverting it to a standard WordPress. Continue reading

Image Credits: Antonio Ruiz García