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NextGEN Facebook - Complete Meta Tags for FB, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn & More

Display your content in the best possible way on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. - no matter how your webpage is 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!

Tired of average and sub-standard social meta tags from other SEO plugins? — NGFB Pro automatically retrieves and uses information from a wide range or sources, including All in One SEO Pack, bbPress, BuddyPress, Co-Authors Plus, Easy Digital Downloads, HeadSpace2 SEO, NextGEN Gallery, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, Polylang, rtMedia for WordPress (BuddyPress and bbPress), The SEO Framework, WooCommerce, WP e-Commerce, WordPress REST API, Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO), Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce, along with service APIs like Bitly, Google URL Shortener, Gravatar, Ow.ly, Slideshare, TinyURL, Vimeo, Wistia, Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS), and YouTube.

Quick List of Features

NGFB Free / Basic Features

  • Adds Open Graph / Rich Pin meta tags (Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Twitter Card meta tags:
  • Support for Automattic's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) plugin.
  • Support for featured, attached, gallery shortcode, and/or image HTML tags in content.
  • Customizable image dimensions for Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest, Schema and each Twitter Card type.
  • Fallback to image alt values if the content and except do not include any text.
  • Optional fallback to a default image and video for index and search webpages.
  • Validates image dimensions and aspect ratios for reliable sharing results.
  • Auto-regeneration of inaccurate / missing WordPress image sizes.
  • Fully renders content (including shortcodes) for accurate description texts.
  • Configurable title separator character (hyphen by default).
  • Configurable title and description lengths (Open Graph, Twitter Card, SEO).
  • Includes author, co-author / contributor and publisher markup for Facebook, Pinterest and Google.
  • Includes WordPress tags as hashtags (including a configurable maximum).
  • Includes a Google / SEO description meta tag (if an SEO plugin is not detected).
  • Includes 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.
  • Configurable website / business social accounts for JSON-LD markup:
    • Facebook Business Page URL
    • Google+ Business Page URL
    • Pinterest Company Page URL
    • Twitter Business @username
    • Instagram Business URL
    • LinkedIn Company Page URL
    • MySpace Business (Brand) URL
  • User profile contact fields for Open Graph, Twitter Card, and JSON-LD markup:
    • Facebook URL
    • Google+ URL
    • Instagram URL
    • LinkedIn URL
    • MySpace URL
    • Pinterest URL
    • Skype Username
    • Tumblr URL
    • Twitter @username
    • YouTube Channel URL
  • Validation tools, social preview, and meta tag value tabs on admin editing pages.
  • Customizable multilingual / multi-language Site Title and Site Description texts.
  • Contextual help for every plugin option and comprehensive online documentation.
  • Uses object and transient caches to provide incredibly fast execution speeds.
  • Include / exclude each social sharing button based on the viewing device (desktop and/or mobile).
  • Social sharing buttons for the content, excerpt, in a widget, as a shortcode, floating sidebar, and/or PHP function.
    • Buffer
    • Email
    • Facebook
    • Google+
    • LinkedIn
    • ManageWP
    • Pinterest
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Tumblr
    • Twitter
    • WhatsApp (for Mobile Devices)

NGFB Free / Basic Example Meta Tags

Example meta tags from the Tiled Gallery post provided by the WP Test data.

<link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/u/1/+JSMorisset"/>
<link rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/+SurniaUlula"/>
<meta property="fb:app_id" content="525239184171769"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="http://test.surniaulula.com/2013/03/15/tiled-gallery/"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="article"/>
<!-- article:author:1 --><meta property="article:author" content="https://www.facebook.com/jsmoriss"/>
<meta property="article:section" content="Social Networking"/>
<meta property="article:published_time" content="2013-03-15T17:23:27+00:00"/>
<meta property="article:modified_time" content="2016-05-13T11:02:32+00:00"/>
<meta property="og:locale" content="en_US"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Test Site"/>
<meta property="og:title" content="Tiled Gallery"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="This is a test for Jetpack's Tiled Gallery. You can install Jetpack or Slim Jetpack to test it out. This is some text after the Tiled Gallery just to make sure that everything spaces nicely."/>
<meta property="article:publisher" content="https://www.facebook.com/SurniaUlulaCom/"/>
<!-- og:image:1 --><meta property="og:image" content="http://test.surniaulula.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/captain-america-600x315.jpg"/>
<!-- og:image:1 --><meta property="og:image:width" content="600"/>
<!-- og:image:1 --><meta property="og:image:height" content="315"/>
<meta name="twitter:domain" content="test.surniaulula.com"/>
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@surniaululacom"/>
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Tiled Gallery"/>
<meta name="twitter:description" content="This is a test for Jetpack's Tiled Gallery. You can install Jetpack or Slim Jetpack to test it out. This is some text after the Tiled Gallery just to make sure that everything spaces nicely."/>
<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image"/>
<meta name="twitter:image" content="http://test.surniaulula.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/captain-america-800x1212.jpg"/>
<meta itemprop="url" content="http://test.surniaulula.com/2013/03/15/tiled-gallery/"/>
<meta itemprop="name" content="Tiled Gallery"/>
<meta itemprop="description" content="This is a test for Jetpack's Tiled Gallery. You can install Jetpack or Slim Jetpack to test it out. This is some text after the Tiled Gallery just to make sure that everything spaces nicely."/>
<meta itemprop="datepublished" content="2013-03-15T17:23:27+00:00"/>
<meta itemprop="datemodified" content="2016-05-13T11:02:32+00:00"/>
<meta name="description" content="This is a test for Jetpack's Tiled Gallery. You can install Jetpack or Slim Jetpack to test it out. This is some text after the Tiled Gallery just to..."/>
<noscript itemprop="image" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ImageObject">
    <meta itemprop="url" content="http://test.surniaulula.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/captain-america-800x1212.jpg"/>
    <meta itemprop="width" content="800"/>
    <meta itemprop="height" content="1212"/>
</noscript>
<noscript itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
    <meta itemprop="url" content="http://surniaulula.com/"/>
    <meta itemprop="name" content="JS Morisset"/>
    <meta itemprop="description" content="PHP developer and author of several Pro / Freemium plugins for WordPress."/>
</noscript>

Download the Free version from GitHub or WordPress.org.

Quick List of Features (Continued)

NGFB Pro / Power-User Features

  • A "Social Settings" metabox for Post, Page, custom post type, user profile, and term / taxonomy (category and tag) editing pages — the "Social Settings" metbox allows you to customize the article topic, the shared title, the Open Graph / Facebook / Rich Pin, Google Search, and Twitter Card descriptions, along with the shared image and/or video.
  • Support for embedded videos in content text ("iframe" and "object" HTML markup).
  • Additional Open Graph / Rich Pin meta tags for videos and e-commerce products.
  • Twitter Player Card markup for embedded videos from Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and/or Youtube.
  • Configurable user profile contact field names and labels for customized theme / SEO plugin integration.
  • Include or exclude individual Google / SEO, Open Graph, Twitter Card, and Schema meta tags from webpage headers.
  • File caching for social sharing button images and JavaScript, maximizing performance on VPS and dedicated hardware hosting platforms.
  • A stylesheets editor for each social sharing button locations (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).
  • Dynamic button language switching based on the current WordPress locale.
  • Optional URL shortening with Bitly, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.
  • Ability to include / exclude sharing buttons by post type.
  • Selection of preset button options by location (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).
  • A stylesheets editor for each social sharing button locations (content, excerpt, shortcode, widget, etc.).
  • Integrates with 3rd party plugins and services for additional image, video, product, and content information (see About Pro Modules and Integration Notes for details). The following modules are included with the Pro version, and are automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are detected.

Purchase the Pro version (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).

Social Sharing Buttons

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:

  • Email
  • Buffer
  • Facebook (Like, Send, and Share)
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • ManageWP
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr (Links, Quotes, Images, Videos)
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp (for Mobile Devices)

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.

Social Profiles for Google Search

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.

User Profile Social Contacts

NGFB Pro allows you to customize the field names, label, and add / remove the following contacts on user profile pages, including 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

Complete Social Meta Tags

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 in the Pro version). 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.

Available in Multiple Languages

  • English (US)
  • French (France)
  • More to come...

3rd Party Integration (Pro version)

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 consumer (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). The Pro version detects embedded videos from Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube (including preview image, video title, and video description). NGFB Pro also includes support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, etc.).

Enhanced SEO

NGFB Pro integrates with All in One SEO Pack, HeadSpace2 SEO, The SEO Framework, and Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO) — making sure your custom SEO settings are reflected in the Open Graph, Rich Pin, Schema, and Twitter Card meta tags.

eCommerce Products

NGFB Pro also supports Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, WooCommerce, and WP e-Commerce product pages, creating appropriate meta tags for [Facebook Products](https://developers.facebook.com/docs/payments/product/, and Pinterest Rich Pins, including variations and additional / custom images.

Forums and Social

NGFB Pro supports bbPress, BuddyPress (see the BuddyPress Integration Notes), and rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress, making sure your meta tags reflect the page content, including appropriate titles, descriptions, images, author information, etc. Social sharing buttons can also be added to bbPress single template pages and BuddyPress activities.

Proven Performance

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.

Professional Support

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.

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Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.2
Last Updated: 7 hours ago
Active Installs: 10,000+

Ratings

4.3 out of 5 stars

Support

10 of 10 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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