WPSSO v2.6.1 has been released, along with a new WPSSO Social Sharing Buttons (SSB) v1.0 extension plugin for WPSSO.
As the name implies, WPSSO SSB works in conjunction with WPSSO, extending WPSSO’s existing settings with additional pages, tabs, and options with social sharing button features. The new settings allow you to include a selection of social sharing buttons in multiple locations:
- Above and/or below your content and/or excerpt text.
- On admin editing pages, including media, product pages, and custom post types.
- On bbPress single pages.
- On BuddyPress activity entries.
- In a WordPress sharing widget.
- From a shortcode within your content and/or excerpt.
- From a function in your theme’s template(s).
WPSSO version 2.6 and NGFB version 7.6.1 provide a new ‘Licenses’ settings page to allow for future plugin extensions. Although most of the setting pages and features may not appear to have changed from previous versions, the underlying code – to support future plugin extensions – has undergone important revisions. The ‘Network’ multisite sub-menu has also been renamed ‘Advanced’, and provides a few more cache related options for Network sites / blogs.
NGFB version 7.6.1 fixes a static class reference in ‘NgfbSharing’ for PHP v5.2 and older.
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.
There is a huge variety of available plugins for WordPress — 30,326 plugins as of today — and if you’ve tried more than a few, you’ll have noticed a marked difference in their quality as well (functionality, user interface, stability, etc.). If you know your way around PHP, you should take a moment to browse the source code of a plugin before installing it. You’ll notice quite a difference there as well. ;-) You can view WPSSO’s source code directly from WordPress.org’s SVN repository. If you do, please excuse the lack of comments — it’s on my To-Do list. ;-)
I’ve always kept an eye on performance, and used WordPress’s object and transient caches when possible, along with disk based caching when appropriate. NGFB and WPSSO are fast, but until recently, I’d never compared their performance to other plugins. As I prepare WPSSO v2.4.4 for release later this week, I took some time to double-check its performance and that of a few other plugins as well.