What is the difference between the Free and Pro versions?

The Free version of NGFB from WordPress.org is a full-featured, stable and well supported plugin. The Pro version builds on this solid base by adding support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, etc.), e-commerce products (Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress WordPress eCommerce, WP e-Commerce,  WooCommerce), tighter integration with SEO plugins (All in One SEO Pack, HeadSpace2 SEO, The SEO Framework, Yoast SEO), service APIs (Bitly, Facebook, Vimeo, Wistia, Youtube, and more), enhanced customization features for each individual Post and Page, image upscaling / enlargement, a file cache for social images and JavaScripts (to further improve the page load times), and much more.

Upgrading to the Pro version is simple and easy:

  1. Click on the “Purchase the Pro Version” button located on any NGFB settings page.
  2. Purchase the plugin easily and quickly through Paypal.
  3. Seconds after your purchase you will receive an email with your Authentication ID.
  4. Install the NextGEN Facebook Update Manager extension.
  5. Enter your Authentication ID in the NGFB > Add-on Plugins and Pro Licenses settings page.
  6. Update the plugin from within WordPress (like any other plugin update).

Multisite Aware

The Pro version license(s) can also be assigned to the whole multisite network and/or to specific sites within the multisite network. Please note that the default site / blog must be licensed to allow Pro version updates from the Network Admin interface.

Quick List of Features

NextGEN Facebook Pro / Additional Features

⊛   Includes a Social and Search Optimization metabox for Posts, Pages, custom post types, user profiles, and term / taxonomy (category and tag) editing pages — the Social and Search Optimization metabox allows you to customize the article topic, the shared title, the Open Graph / Facebook / Rich Pin / Google Search / Twitter Card descriptions, along with the shared image and/or video.

⊛   Fully renders content (including shortcodes) for accurate description texts and embedded video detection.

⊛   Validates minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.

⊛   Support for embedded videos in content text (iframe and object HTML markup).

⊛   Additional Facebook / Open Graph / Rich Pin meta tags and Schema markup for videos and e-commerce products.

⊛   Twitter Player Card meta tags for embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube.

⊛   Include or exclude individual Facebook / Open Graph / Google / SEO / Twitter Card / Schema meta tag from the webpage head section.

⊛   Allows you to customize the field names, label, and add / remove the 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

⊛   Optional URL shortening with Bitly, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.

⊛   Dynamic switching of button languages based on the current WordPress locale.

⊛   A stylesheets editor for each social share button locations (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).

⊛   Caching of share button images and JavaScript, maximizing performance on VPS and dedicated hardware hosting platforms.

⊛   Selection of preset button options by location in the webpage (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).

⊛   Ability to include / exclude social sharing buttons by post type.

⊛   Integrates with 3rd party plugins and services for additional image, video, e-commerce 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.

  • Integration with 3rd Party Plugins
    • All in One SEO Pack
    • bbPress
    • BuddyPress (including Group Forum Topics)
    • Co-Authors Plus (including Guest Authors)
    • Easy Digital Downloads
    • Gravity Forms + GravityView
    • HeadSpace2 SEO
    • MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
    • NextGEN Gallery
    • Polylang
    • rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
    • The Events Calendar
    • The SEO Framework
    • WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3)
    • WordPress REST API (version 2)
    • WP eCommerce
    • Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO)
    • Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce
  • Integration with Service APIs
    • Bitly
    • Facebook Embedded Videos
    • Google URL Shortener
    • Gravatar (Author Image)
    • Ow.ly
    • Slideshare Presentations
    • TinyURL
    • Vimeo Videos
    • Wistia Videos
    • Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS)
    • YouTube Videos and Playlists

⊛   Purchase the NextGEN Facebook Pro plugin here (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).