Can I use other social sharing buttons?

Absolutely. NGFB’s primary function is to create meta tags (Open Graph, Rich Pin, Twitter Cards, SEO, etc.). Aside from Pinterest and Tumblr, social buttons should only send a URL to the social websites. The social websites can then connect back to the shared URL, read the meta tags, and show the results in an overlay / popup window. The Pinterest and Tumblr sharing buttons are an exception – they must include additional information, such as captions, media type (image, video), post type, etc.

NGFB creates accurate meta tags for titles, descriptions, images, videos, products, etc. according to your content and preferences. If you decide to use social sharing buttons from other plugins, make sure they only share the URL, and not the title, description, etc. — otherwise they may override information from the meta tags.

If don’t use the NGFB social sharing features, and you’re a bit of a performance geek, you can add the following constant to your wp-config.php file for a small performance improvement (approx. 0.006s per page load).

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