Migration to a new blogging platform, Hexo, is being worked out gradually. Experimental customizations of Hexo-generated blogging is at the Spanner Wingnut Muddleware Lab. Upon customization stability, other blogs are restored using simple variations.
This is the fourteenth in a series of Spanner Wingnut unit-test confirmations. This post confirms the sharing of posts to LinkedIn, expanding sharing facility that is installed by default.
On selection, after any login-requirement, a form is offered for describing the shared post.
The submission becomes part of the sharing-user’s LinkedIn activity stream, as on my profile page.
The update entry provides the excerpt (when there is one) and the submitted “update” text, along with a link to the subject post.
The additional sharing will automatically appear on existing pages that have a share button, including fixed pages (such as About) along with existing posts.
The LinkedIn form does not always provide an automatically-derived excerpt. It is unclear how that might be influenced by the author of the post.