JFBConnect v6.0 integrated the features of JLinked, our LinkedIn integration extension for Joomla. Within JFBConnect, there is a migration tool that should be used to copy your JLinked settings over and create a smooth transition.
We recommend the following before performing the migration:
Migrating from JLinked to JFBConnect is meant to be an easy process. JFBConnect has a tool to assist with migrating your settings, but further configuration and checks for common issues will be required for each site. The steps below should take you through the entire migration process.
Install JFBConnect using the Joomla Install manager, just like any other Joomla extension. Upon installation, you'll be recommended to run Autotune, the automatic configuration tool for JFBConnect. This tool will take you through the creation of different social network applications to get the proper API and Secret keys.
During this process, please leave the LinkedIn API/Secret key area blank.
Once installed, navigate to the JFBConnect -> Configuration administrator area. Then, click on the "LinkedIn" tab. At the bottom, you should see a section like shown below:
There are 3 steps provided for migrating your JLinked settings to JFBConnect and removing JLinked:
JLinked has many different features. The steps above should be performed on any site that is migrating from JLinked to JFBConnect. The sections below cover migrating specific features that you may also be using.
JFBConnect uses upgraded versions of the "Social Profile" plugins used by JLinked. Your plugins will be automatically upgraded when you install JFBConnect. The field-mappings from LinkedIn to your 3rd party profile extensions will not be saved and will need to be re-configured.
To configure the profile importing options, please navigate to the JFBConnect -> Profiles administration area. In there, you set the field mappings for all social networks, including LinkedIn. Configure the mappings similiarly to how you did it in JLinked.
If you were using any JLinked social modules, like the Apply Button, Company Insider, Member Profile or others, you will need to migrate to the JFBConnect equivalent. The old JLinked modules will no longer work. To re-configure these modules, please go to the Joomla Module Manager, and:
JLinked had the ability to add a Member Profile or Company Info box to the bottom of all Joomla articles. That feature does not exist in JFBConnect. It is planned for a future release, but is not available in v6.0. Should you need this ability, please let us know in our forums so we can discuss and re-prioritize its implementation in JFBConnect.
During the migration process and afterwards, please test that all features are working as expected. If you run into any issues, we'll gladly help resolve them as quickly as possible. Let us know any problems or feature requests you may have in the support forums.