NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.15.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.15.0 have been released.
A new “Use Meta Property Container(s)” option has been added to the Google / Schema settings tab to include additional schema properties in webpage headers (product ratings, for example). Support for WooCommerce and Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce product ratings has also been added.
To take full advantage of this new Schema markup, make sure your “<head> Attributes Filter Hook” option under the Theme Integration tab is set correctly. If your theme does not offer a filter hook for the <head> element attributes, consider adding a call to the wpsso_schema_attributes() function in your theme’s header.php template instead (or ngfb_schema_attributes() if you use the NGFB plugin). Example:
<head <?php wpsso_schema_attributes(); ?>>
Leave the “<head> Attributes Filter Hook” option value empty if you add this function to your template.
NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.14.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.14.0 have been released.
Using WPSSO as an example, this latest version provides an easy way to connect WPSSO to Custom Post Types (CPTs). If your theme (or another plugin) uses the following CPTs, WPSSO will pre-populate its Open Graph meta tags array with standard meta tags for that type. The following CPTs are recognized:
NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.12.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.12.0 have been released.
These new versions add a Show Social Columns option on the Advanced settings page to enable / disable the the “Social Img” and “Social Desc” columns for Posts, Pages, Taxonomy, and Users list pages. NextGEN Gallery’s (NGG) image object format has changed in recent versions, breaking some filters that NGFB and WPSSO required to correctly detect NGG image IDs. The detection of NGG images in the content text has been improved in these versions by adding support for NGG’s “data-image-id” attribute. A possible undefined index error for Media Library images has also been fixed by adding a check for the full width and height attributes (which may be missing).
NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.11.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.11.0 have been released.
WordPress recently announced an initiative to import all plugins into their translation system, which means that most plugin and theme authors will have to modify their code to make it compliant, if they haven’t done so already (removing variables from the translation functions, for example).
The translation of NGFB and WPSSO has been on my To-Do list for a while now, so after being notified by the WordPress team that NGFB and WPSSO would be imported into the translation system, I decided to update all the code to make it translation ready. Little did I know it would take more than a week of serious coding — while at the same time testing the new code by translating the plugins into French myself. There were almost 500 text strings to translate (from a few words to several sentences) — and that’s without counting all the help popup text (which will be completed in a later version). Hopefully the new French (fr_FR) translations of NGFB and WPSSO will be useful to some. :-)
NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.10 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.10 have been released. The Photo Card, Gallery Card, and Product Card were deprecated by Twitter on July 3rd, 2015. NGFB and WPSSO continue to support all current Twitter Card formats, including the Summary Card, Summary Card with Large Image, App Card (exclusive to WPSSO), and Player Card — in both the Free (New) and Pro versions.