Want to improve your shared content? NGFB makes sure your content looks its best on all social websites - no matter how it's shared or re-shared!
Make sure social websites present your content in the best possible way, no matter how your webpage is shared — from sharing buttons on the webpage, browser add-ons / extensions, or URLs pasted directly on timelines and private messages (PM) — the NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) plugin has you covered.
A solid social meta tag plugin is the foundation of any good social strategy — NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) gives you total control over all the information social website crawlers need, improving Google Search ranking, social engagement, and click-through-rates on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and and many more — along with offering many of the most popular social sharing buttons!
NGFB automatically retrieves and uses information from a wide range or sources, including All in One SEO Pack, bbPress, BuddyPress, Easy Digital Downloads, HeadSpace2 SEO, JetPack Photon, NextGEN Gallery, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, Polylang, WooCommerce, Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO), WP e-Commerce, Gravatar, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube, extends the WordPress REST API v2, and much more.
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:
NGFB Free / Basic Features
NGFB Pro / Power-User Features
Purchase the Pro version (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).
NGFB comes with several sharing buttons, that you can optionally include on Post / Page editing pages, above / below your content or excerpt, bbPress single pages, BuddyPress activity entries, as a sidebar, widget, shortcode, or even call a function from your theme template(s). Each of the following sharing buttons can be enabled, configured, and styled individually:
The Facebook, Google+ and Twitter sharing buttons support multiple languages. A default language can be chosen in the NGFB settings, and the Pro version switches the sharing button language with the webpage language / WordPress locale. NGFB can also include hashtags from WordPress and NextGEN Gallery tag names in the Open Graph (Facebook) and Pinterest Rich Pin descriptions, Tweet text, and other social captions.
NGFB provides author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles, publisher (Organization) logo, and WebSite Site Name in schema.org JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph. The author (Person) markup includes the author's website URL, their profile social sharing image, and all listed contact URLs from their user profile. The publisher (Organization) markup includes the website URL, a corporate logo, a default image, and the publisher Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter business pages.
NGFB allows you to customize (Pro version) the field names, label, and add / remove the following contacts from the user profile page:
NGFB adds Open Graph (Facebook), Pinterest Rich Pins, Twitter Cards, and Search Engine Optimization meta tags to the head section of webpages. These meta tags are used by Google Search and all social websites to describe and display your content correctly (title, description, hashtags, images, videos, product, author profile / authorship, publisher, etc.). NGFB is a complete social sharing solution that uses the existing content of your webpages to build HTML meta tags — There's no need to manually enter / configure any additional values or settings (although many settings and options are available). See examples from Google Search, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, etc. — along with screenshots of the NGFB settings pages.
NGFB provides the Summary, Summary with Large Image, and Player Twitter Cards — including configurable image sizes for each card type. The Photo, Gallery, and Product Twitter Cards were deprecated by Twitter on July 3rd, 2015.
Aside from the additional support for Twitter Cards, the main difference between the NGFB Free and Pro versions is the integration of 3rd party plugins and services.
Images and Videos
NGFB detects and uses all images - associated or included in your content - including the WordPress image gallery and NextGEN Gallery shortcodes. WordPress Media Library images (and NextGEN Gallery in the Pro version) are resized according to their intended audience (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). The Pro version also detects embedded videos from Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube (including their preview images).
NGFB (Pro version) also supports Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, WooCommerce v1 and v2, and WP e-Commerce product pages, creating appropriate meta tags for Facebook Products, Twitter Product Cards and Pinterest Rich Pins, including variations and additional / custom images.
Forums and Social
NGFB (Pro version) supports bbPress and BuddyPress (see the BuddyPress Integration Notes), making sure your meta tags reflect the page content, including appropriate titles, descriptions, images, etc. Social sharing buttons can also be added to bbPress single template pages and BuddyPress activities.
NGFB is fast and coded for performance, making full use of all available caching techniques (persistent / non-persistent object and disk caching). NGFB loads only the library files and object classes it needs, keeping it small, fast, and yet still able to support a wide range of 3rd party integration features.
NGFB support and development is on-going. You can review the FAQ and Notes pages for additional setup information. If you have any suggestions or comments, post them to the WordPress support forum or the Pro version support website.
Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-10-5
Active Installs: 20,000+
8 of 8 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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