LinkedIn has opened up full access to its new developer platform. In October, the business networking platform announced early access to a new Javascript platform to help make integrating LinkedIn faster and more powerful.

In addition to support for OAuth 2.0 and Javascript APIs, this release also includes new Plugins—self-contained features that can be customised and embedded on a website. For example, website owners can show visitors who they know in a professional context with the Member Profile plugin, and display personalised insights about companies featured on your site with the Company Insider plugin.

The plugins include:

  • Sign In with LinkedIn: makes it easier for users to authenticate or register for your site using their LinkedIn identity
  • Share: a button which enables users to share your website with LinkedIn’s professional audience
  • Member Profile: brings LinkedIn profiles to your site
  • Full Member Profile: brings larger, more detailed LinkedIn profiles to your site
  • Company Profile: displays key company info at-a-glance
  • Company Insider: shows rich company data from several different views
  • Recommend: button enables users to recommend your products and drive traffic back to you.

LinkedIn said the changes were implemented to give users a featherweight way to light up a site and increase engagement, without any costly development overhead. The plugins can be used with only a couple of lines of markup.