NGFB v188.8.131.52 and WPSSO SSB v1.0.5 update the ‘Minimum URL Length to Shorten’ default value from 21 to 22, with auto-adjustment for HTTP and HTTPS URLs, and allows for a longer Tweet text when no shortener is selected, relying on Twitter’s own t.co shortener service to shorten the URL.
WPSSO SSB v1.0.4 has also been released to support the refactored code in WPSSO v184.108.40.206.
Plugins that add social sharing buttons should be fairly light and fast — they generally don’t need to fetch much information about a page, like an SEO or SMO / SSO plugin does. Here are some example “execution time” metrics from the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin, using WP Test Data, and several popular social sharing plugins (along with the WordPress Core and Twenty Fourteen theme for reference). The plugins were configured to include the Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest sharing buttons at the bottom of single posts and pages.
Several websites have reviewed WPSSO in the past few months, and the reviews are all very positive…
“If you want to make every tweet, like, share, pin, and +1 count, then you should definitely start using WPSSO on your WordPress site.” — indexwp.com
The WPSSO and NGFB plugins for WordPress are licensed based on the WordPress Site Address. Typically, a Development, Staging, and Production website – for example – would require 3 licenses. In the spirit of helping our fellow developers, we are offering a free license for every license purchased – on all past and future purchases. So, for example, if you purchased a license for example.com (or www.example.com), you can also register dev.example.com using the same Authentication ID. This allows developers to purchase a license, develop a customer’s website, and then change the Site Address upon delivery, without having to purchase an additional license for the production website.