About a week ago I released a new plugin called WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO). This new plugin is a fork of NGFB, and includes many of the same features and updates, but does away with the social sharing buttons and their related features (shortcodes, widgets, stylesheets, javascript caching, url shortening, and url rewriting). There’s still some work to be done on WPSSO — to remove every last bit of code related to the social buttons — but most of the heavy-lifting is done.

Here are some statistics to give you an idea:

NGFB v6.21.0 : 17354 lines in 68 files, with 81 classes and 554 functions
WPSSO v1.21 : 13860 lines in 49 files, with 52 classes and 417 functions

You can configure NGFB in a similar manner to WPSSO (removing all social sharing button features) by adding the following code to your wp-config.php file:

NGFB will continue to focus on its core functionality — meta tags and social sharing buttons — while WPSSO will focus on meta tags and a few other advanced social sharing protocols / standards (more on this in the coming weeks).