NGFB / WPSSO – Product Rating Schema

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.15.0 and WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO) version 3.15.0 have been released.

A new “Use Meta Property Container(s)” option has been added to the Google / Schema settings tab to include additional schema properties in webpage headers (product ratings, for example). Support for WooCommerce and Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce product ratings has also been added.

To take full advantage of this new Schema markup, make sure your “<head> Attributes Filter Hook” option under the Theme Integration tab is set correctly. If your theme does not offer a filter hook for the <head> element attributes, consider adding a call to the wpsso_schema_attributes() function in your theme’s header.php template instead (or ngfb_schema_attributes() if you use the NGFB plugin). Example:

Leave the “<head> Attributes Filter Hook” option value empty if you add this function to your template.

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:

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