NGFB / WPSSO – New Social Description Column

NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) version 8.5 and WPSSO version 3.5 have been released. Both plugins include a new “Social Description” column for post / page, user, category and tag editing lists (including WooCommerce products, categories, and tags), which complements the “Social Image” column added in a previous version.

The “Ignore Thumbnails in Content” option on the Advanced settings page as been renamed to “Check Image Dimensions” in order to reflect its current effect on image selection.

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WPSSO – Social Settings for Category and Tag Pages

WPSSO version 3.3 has been released — The latest version of this Social SEO plugin includes several new features, and extensive code changes to support WordPress taxonomies (categories and tags). The custom Social Settings metabox is now available on all built-in and custom taxonomy editing pages (WooCommerce product categories, for example) — and previously-missing Image Dimensions options have been added to the Social Settings metabox on user editing / profile pages as well.

WPSSO’s Social Settings metabox enables an author to define a custom title and descriptions for Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Google Search — along with an optional, customized image and video for Facebook / Open Graph and Pinterest. The Social Settings metabox includes several useful tabsin both the Free and Pro versions — the Social Preview tab allows you to preview what a typical share might look like, the Head Tags tab shows all generated meta tags, and the Validate tab provides several links to popular validation tools and services (Facebook debugger, Twitter Card validator, etc.).

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