I am using WordPress to power my website. I use WordPress SEO by Yoast as an SEO plugin of choice. It's a nice plugin, adds appropriate markup for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.

However, I noticed when posting company status updates on LinkedIn with links to a blog post of even just a page on our WordPress website, LinkedIn doesn't seem to pickup any thumbnails, title, or description.

Is there any special HTML markup required in order to help LinkedIn automatically know these things about my blog posts or pages when I post company status updates?

  • Do you use a security plugin, e.g., "Better WP Security"? Does your .htaccess contain a HTTP_USER_AGENT condition? – unor Mar 31 '14 at 19:59
  • Yes, I use Better WP Security which is now iThemes Security. – Michael Ecklund Apr 4 '14 at 15:06

As you are using iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security), it may be the case that your .htaccess contains:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Link [NC,OR]

This seems to block the LinkedIn bot from visiting your page (to get the metadata).

See the discussions:

And the bug report:

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