NGFB / WPSSO — New Social Description Column

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NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.5 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.5 have been released. Both plugins include a new “Social Description” column for post / page, user, category and tag editing lists (including WooCommerce products, categories, and tags), which complements the “Social Image” column added in a previous version.

The “Ignore Thumbnails in Content” option on the Advanced settings page as been renamed to “Check Image Dimensions” in order to reflect its current effect on image selection.

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WPSSO v3.3 — Social Settings for Category and Tag Pages

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WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.3 has been released — The latest version of this Social SEO plugin includes several new features, and extensive code changes to support WordPress taxonomies (categories and tags). The custom Social Settings metabox is now available on all built-in and custom taxonomy editing pages (WooCommerce product categories, for example) — and previously-missing Image Dimensions options have been added to the Social Settings metabox on user editing / profile pages as well.

WPSSO’s Social Settings metabox enables an author to define a custom title and descriptions for Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Google Search — along with an optional, customized image and video for Facebook / Open Graph and Pinterest. The Social Settings metabox includes several useful tabsin both the Free and Pro versions — the Social Preview tab allows you to preview what a typical share might look like, the Head Tags tab shows all generated meta tags, and the Validate tab provides several links to popular validation tools and services (Facebook debugger, Twitter Card validator, etc.).

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NGFB v8.3 — Social Settings for Category and Tag Pages

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NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.3 has been released — It includes many new features and extensive code changes to support WordPress taxonomies (categories and tags). The custom Social Settings metabox is now available on taxonomy pages, and Image Dimensions options have been added to the custom Social Settings metabox on user editing pages as well. Developers will find several new filters have been added to this version, allowing you to hook individual meta tags in the webpage header.

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A New Website for WPSSO

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A new website for the WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) plugin and its extensions is now available. All WPSSO related documentation, plugin and extension pages on SurniaUlula.com will automatically redirect to this new website. The home page on WPSSO.com should (hopefully) highlight the most important features and advantages of the plugin, in a format that is less detailed and technical than the full WPSSO plugin description page.

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