NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) Pro

September 14, 2015

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) has been replaced by the WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) plugin. If you already have NGFB Pro licenses, don’t worry, NGFB will continue to be improved and supported for many years — go right ahead and purchase additional licenses if you need them. ;-)

WPSSO is a fork / child of NGFB — both plugins have the same author, the same core features and code-base, but WPSSO is distributed without the sharing buttons and their related features (making WPSSO about 20% smaller than NGFB). Additional extension plugins are also available for WPSSO, including two different types of sharing button extensions:

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) Free version users should consider migrating to WPSSO before purchasing WPSSO Pro version license(s).

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  • Plugin Name: NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) Pro
  • Stable Version: 8.33.6-1
  • Author: JS Morisset
  • Description: The most complete meta tags for the best looking shares on Facebook, G+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. - no matter how your webpage is shared!
  • License: Nontransferable License for WordPress Site Address URL
  • Requires At Least: WordPress 3.1
  • Tested Up To: WordPress 4.5.3
  • Last Updated: 51 mins ago
  • Downloaded: 39,751 times
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NGFB provides complete social meta tags and Schema / Structured Data markup

Social websites and Google read Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest Rich Pin, Twitter Card meta tags and Schema / Structured Data markup in webpages to describe & display your content correctly (title, description, hashtags, images, videos, ecommerce product details, author profile / authorship, publisher name, etc.).

NGFB uses existing content to generate meta tags and Schema markup

There's no need to manually enter / configure any additional settings or values.

Social meta tags and Schema markup are the cornerstone of social SEO

NGFB provides all the information social websites need, improving Google Search ranking, social engagement, and click-through-rates on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and many more — along with offering many of the most popular social sharing buttons!

Additional meta tags and markup for 3rd party plugins and services

NGFB (Pro version) retrieves information from a wide range of sources automatically, including All in One SEO Pack, bbPress, BuddyPress, Co-Authors Plus, Easy Digital Downloads, HeadSpace2 SEO, NextGEN Gallery, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, Polylang, rtMedia for WordPress (BuddyPress and bbPress), The Events Calendar, The SEO Framework, WooCommerce, WP e-Commerce, WordPress REST API, Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO), Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce, along with service APIs like Bitly, Google URL Shortener, Gravatar,, Slideshare, TinyURL, Vimeo, Wistia, Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS), and YouTube.

Don't need the included social sharing buttons? The WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) plugin is a fork / child of NGFB — they have the same author, the same solid core features and code-base, but WPSSO is distributed without the sharing buttons and their related features.

Quick List of Features

NGFB Free / Basic Features

  • Adds Open Graph meta tags (Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Adds Twitter Card meta tags:
  • Adds Pinterest Rich Pin meta tags and Schema markup.
  • Adds author (Person), publisher (Organization) and WebSite markup for Google Search and Google's Knowledge Graph.
  • Customizable image dimensions for Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest, Schema and all Twitter Card types.
  • Validation of minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.
  • Auto-regeneration of inaccurate / missing WordPress image sizes.
  • Support for Automattic's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) plugin.
  • Support for featured, attached, gallery shortcode, and/or image HTML tags in content.
  • Fallback to image alt values if the content and excerpt does not include any text.
  • Optional fallback to a default image and video for index and search webpages.
  • Configurable title separator character (hyphen by default).
  • Configurable title and description lengths (Open Graph, Twitter Card, SEO).
  • Includes author, co-author / contributor and publisher markup for Facebook, Pinterest and Google.
  • Includes WordPress tags as hashtags (including a configurable maximum).
  • Includes a Google / SEO description meta tag (if an SEO plugin is not detected).
  • Configurable website / business social accounts for Schema markup:
    • Facebook Business Page URL
    • Google+ Business Page URL
    • Pinterest Company Page URL
    • Twitter Business @username
    • Instagram Business URL
    • LinkedIn Company Page URL
    • MySpace Business (Brand) URL
  • User profile contact fields for Open Graph, Twitter Card, and Schema markup:
    • Facebook URL
    • Google+ URL
    • Instagram URL
    • LinkedIn URL
    • MySpace URL
    • Pinterest URL
    • Skype Username
    • Tumblr URL
    • Twitter @username
    • YouTube Channel URL
  • Customizable multilingual / multi-language Site Title and Site Description texts.
  • Contextual help for every plugin option and comprehensive online documentation.
  • Uses object and transient caches to provide incredibly fast execution speeds.
  • Include / exclude each social sharing button based on the viewing device (desktop and/or mobile).
  • Social sharing buttons for the content, excerpt, in a widget, as a shortcode, floating sidebar, and/or PHP function.
    • Buffer
    • Email
    • Facebook
    • Google+
    • LinkedIn
    • ManageWP
    • Pinterest
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Tumblr
    • Twitter
    • WhatsApp (for Mobile Devices)

Download the Free version from GitHub or

Quick List of Features (Continued)

NGFB Pro / Power-User Features

  • A Social Settings metabox for Post, Page, custom post type, user profile, and term / taxonomy (category and tag) editing pages — the Social Settings metbox allows you to customize the article topic, the shared title, the Open Graph / Facebook / Rich Pin, Google Search, and Twitter Card descriptions, along with the shared image and/or video.
  • Fully renders content (including shortcodes) for accurate description texts.
  • Support for embedded videos in content text (iframe and object HTML markup).
  • Additional Open Graph / Rich Pin meta tags for videos and ecommerce products.
  • Twitter Player Card markup for embedded videos from Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and/or Youtube.
  • Include or exclude individual Google / SEO, Open Graph, Twitter Card, and Schema meta tags from webpage headers.
  • Configurable user profile contact field names and labels.
  • Optional URL shortening with Bitly, Google,, TinyURL, or YOURLS.
  • Dynamic button language switching based on the current WordPress locale.
  • A stylesheets editor for each social sharing button locations (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).
  • File caching for social sharing button images and JavaScript, maximizing performance on VPS and dedicated hardware hosting platforms.
  • Selection of preset button options by location (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).
  • Ability to include / exclude sharing buttons by post type.
  • Integrates with 3rd party plugins and services for additional image, video, ecommerce product details, SEO settings, etc. The following modules are included with the Pro version, and are automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are required.

Purchase the Pro version (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).

Social Sharing Buttons

NGFB comes with several sharing buttons, that you can optionally include on Post / Page editing pages, above / below your content or excerpt, bbPress single pages, BuddyPress activity entries, as a sidebar, widget, shortcode, or even call a function from your theme template(s). Each of the following sharing buttons can be enabled, configured, and styled individually:

  • Email
  • Buffer
  • Facebook (Like, Send, and Share)
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • ManageWP
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr (Links, Quotes, Images, Videos)
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp (for Mobile Devices)

The Facebook, Google+ and Twitter sharing buttons support multiple languages. A default language can be chosen in the NGFB settings, and the Pro version switches the sharing button language with the webpage language / WordPress locale. NGFB can also include hashtags from WordPress and NextGEN Gallery tag names in the Open Graph (Facebook) and Pinterest Rich Pin descriptions, Tweet text, and other social captions.

Social Profiles for Google Search

NGFB includes support for author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles, publisher (Organization) logo, and WebSite site name in Schema JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph. The author (Person) markup includes the author's website URL, their social sharing image, and contact URLs. The publisher (Organization) markup includes the website URL, a corporate logo, the website default image, and the publisher Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter business pages.

User Profile Social Contacts

NGFB (Pro version) allows you to customize the field names, label, and add / remove the following contacts on user profile pages and Co-Authors Plus guest author profiles:

  • AIM
  • Facebook URL
  • Google Talk
  • Google+ URL
  • Instagram URL
  • LinkedIn URL
  • MySpace URL
  • Pinterest URL
  • Skype Username
  • Tumblr URL
  • Twitter @username
  • Yahoo IM
  • YouTube Channel URL

Complete Social Meta Tags

NGFB adds Open Graph (Facebook), Pinterest Rich Pins, Twitter Cards, and Search Engine Optimization meta tags to the head section of webpages. These meta tags are used by Google Search and all social websites to describe and display your content correctly (title, description, hashtags, images, videos, ecommerce product details, author profile / authorship, publisher, etc.). NGFB is a complete social sharing solution that uses the existing content of your webpages to build HTML meta tags — there's no need to manually enter / configure any additional values or settings (although many settings and options are available in the Pro version). See example screenshots from Google Search, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, etc..

NGFB provides the Summary, Summary with Large Image, and Player Twitter Cards — including configurable image sizes for each card type.

Available in Multiple Languages

  • English (US)
  • French (France)
  • More to come...

3rd Party Integration (Pro version)

Images and Videos

NGFB detects and uses all images - associated or included in your content - including the WordPress image gallery and NextGEN Gallery shortcodes. WordPress Media Library images (and NextGEN Gallery in the Pro version) are resized according to their intended consumer (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). The Pro version detects embedded videos from Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube (including preview image, video title, and video description). NGFB (Pro version) also includes support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, etc.).

Enhanced SEO

NGFB (Pro version) integrates with All in One SEO Pack, HeadSpace2 SEO, The SEO Framework, and Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO) — making sure your custom SEO settings are reflected in the Open Graph, Rich Pin, Schema, and Twitter Card meta tags.

eCommerce Products

NGFB (Pro version) also supports Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, WooCommerce, and WP e-Commerce product pages, creating appropriate meta tags for [Facebook Products](, and Pinterest Rich Pins, including variations and additional / custom images.

Forums and Social

NGFB (Pro version) supports bbPress, BuddyPress (see the BuddyPress Integration Notes), and rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress, making sure your meta tags reflect the page content, including appropriate titles, descriptions, images, author information, etc. Social sharing buttons can also be added to bbPress single template pages and BuddyPress activities.

Proven Performance

NGFB is fast and coded for performance, making full use of all available caching techniques (persistent / non-persistent object and disk caching). NGFB loads only the library files and object classes it needs, keeping it small, fast, and yet still able to support a wide range of 3rd party integration features. NGFB requires PHP v4.1.0 or better, and is fully compatible with PHP v7.

Professional Support

NGFB support and development is on-going. You can review the FAQ and Notes pages for additional setup information. If you have any suggestions or comments, post them to the WordPress support forum or the Pro version support website.

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