NGFB / WPSSO – Improvements & Video Autoplay

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.17.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.17.0 have been released.

I’ve started work on a new auto-posting extension for WPSSO, which has led to a few improvements in NGFB and WPSSO. A new “Show Tabs in Social Settings Metabox” option allows you to remove the Social Preview, Head Tags, and Validate tabs from the Social Settings metabox. The meta tag listing under the Head Tags tab has also been improved to include additional schema and JSON-LD code blocks. A new “Force Autoplay when Possible” option has been added to force video autoplay when possible — the Vimeo and Wistia integration modules have been updated to use this option. The All In One SEO Pack and all video integration modules have also been refactored to standardize their code.

September 14, 2015 – WPSSO Replaces NextGEN Facebook (NGFB)

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) is being replaced by the WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) plugin. WPSSO is a fork / child of NGFB — they 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 25% smaller than NGFB). Additional extension plugins are also available for WPSSO, including two different sharing button extensions:

Review the simple NGFB to WPSSO migration instructions if you would like to switch from NGFB to WPSSO.