Adding Rich Media to your LinkedIn Profile

With your New LinkedIn profile, applications like Slideshare Presentations, WordPress Blog and Events, will no longer be supported. Fortunately, because installing them was not easy, it didn’t alway work and had its limitations. But there is a new way to showcase rich content on your profile; presentations, videos, documents, and more than 100 other media (see full list below). Now you can make your profile much more visually appealing by adding images, prezi presentations, audio and publications!

How to add Rich Media

LinkedIn edit media move buttons

  1. Go to “Edit Profile” and you can click on the pen to edit text.
  2. Click the square (with the plus) and you can add documents, presentations, videos, creative resumes and more. If the information somewhere on the www is you can add it to your summary or other sections. Grab your chance to get this remarkably distinct!
  3. Use the vertical arrow to move a section anywhere in your profile. For example your Diplomas / Certificates upwards.


The good thing about the old situation was that an update on your WordPress blog, Slideshare or TripIt account was immediately visible on your LinkedIn profile. This is still possible but only for the forementioned applications. Here’s how to set this up:

WordPress by Automatic

If you self-host your WordPress site, you can enable auto posting to LinkedIn through the Jetpack plugin from Automatic.

If your site is on, simply enable the Publicize setting for LinkedIn from your Dashboard.

SlideShare Presentations

Any SlideShare content you’ve uploaded using the SlideShare Presentations application will be automatically migrated to the Summary section of your profile once you opt into the newly redesigned LinkedIn profile. In two easy steps you can re-connect your Slideshare account with your LinkedIn profile again and choose the option

1) Log into SlideShare with your LinkedIn credentials

Now you can use your LinkedIn login with SlideShare. Just click the button on the SlideShare log in page:

Login Slideshare with LinkedIn

2) Use your  SlideShare profile to share activity on LinkedIn

After you log in with your LinkedIn credentials, you can optionally import your LinkedIn Profile information to complete your SlideShare Profile. Moreover, you can automatically share new content with your LinkedIn Network.

Connecting LinkedIn and Slideshare

TripIt travel plans

Share your trip plans with your LinkedIn network. You always control which trips are public or private. All you need to do is connect your TripIt and LinkedIn accounts.


Profile Media Link Providers

So what kind of media can you manually add to your profile? LinkedIn supports the below types of media for the new profile. Please note these are the official sources and that more providers may work. All media links must have a public URL to be added to your profile. Here’s the full list (December 2012).

Image Providers:
  • 23hq
  • meadd
  • mlkshk
  • mobypicture
  • pikchur
  • Pinterest
  • Questionable Content
  • somecards
  • twitgoo
  • twitpic
  • TwitrPix
  • Twitter
Video Providers:
  • ABC News
  • AllThingsD
  • Animoto
  • Atom
  • bambuser
  • big think
  • blip
  • Boston
  • Bravo
  • brightcove
  • CBS News
  • Clikthrough
  • Clipfish
  • ClipShack
  • Clip Syndicate
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN Edition
  • CNN Money
  • Colbert Nation
  • CollegeHumor
  • Comedy Central
  • Confreaks
  • Coub
  • Crackle
  • Dailymotion
  • Dipdive
  • distrify
  • dotsub
  • Forbes
  • funny or die
  • GameTrailers
  • GodTube
  • Hulu
  • Jardenberg
  • Khan Academy
  • KoldCast TV
  • LiveLeak
  • Logo FierceTV
  • Panorama
  • Washington Post
  • Zero Inch
  • TED
  • Telly
  • The Daily Show
  • The Escapist
  • mobypicture
  • New York Magazine
  • NZ On Screen
  • Overstream
  • PBS Video
  • Revision3
  • SchoolTube
  • ScienceStage
  • ShowMe
  • snotr
  • Socialcam
  • Spreecast
  • VEVO
  • Viddler
  • viewrz
  • Vimeo
  • Washington Post
  • Youku
  • YouTube
  • Zapiks
Audio Providers:
  • AudioBoo
  • Band Camp
  • Free Music Archive
  • gogoyoko
  • Grooveshark
  • Hark
  • Huffduffer
  • Mixcloud
  • RadioReddit
  • Rdio
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Zero”
Presentations and Documents:
  • Google Docs
  • Prezi
  • Scribd
  • SlideShare
  • Behance
  • Issuu
  • Kickstarter
  • Quantcast

One more tip, add more sections to your profile that LinkedIn recommends to take full advantage of it. Stand out from the crowd and accomplish “That person I want to speak”.

LinkedIn Profile Recommendations

Note: Rich Media is only available if you have the new LinkedIn profile and previously had LinkedIn Applications installed on your LinkedIn account. They are in the process of slowly rolling the new profile out to all of our members. If you had the Slideshare Presentations or Portfolio Display application on your current profile, that content will be migrated to the Summary section of your profile once you have the new profile design.

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author (5 books). He has more than 20 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruiter University and Recruit2 he provides companies with recruitment training and consultancy. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.