NextGEN Facebook

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NextGEN Facebook

Meta Tags and Share Buttons for Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, WhatsApp + More

Plugin NameNextGEN Facebook
SummaryComplete and accurate meta tags for awesome looking shares on Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, etc - no matter how URLs are shared or re-shared!
Stable Version8.49.0
Requires At LeastWordPress 3.8
Tested Up ToWordPress 4.9.6
Tags / Keywordsfacebook, sharing buttons, social share, open graph, twitter, pinterest, google, linkedin


NextGEN Facebook has been replaced by WPSSO Core

The WPSSO Core plugin is a fork / child of NextGEN Facebook — they're both Free and available on, have the same plugin author and developer, but WPSSO Core is distributed without the social sharing buttons and their replaced features. Social sharing buttons are distributed separately, as optional add-ons for WPSSO Core. You can choose not to install any social sharing buttons, use the traditional WPSSO Social Sharing Buttons (found in NextGEN Facebook), the latest WPSSO Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons add-on, or any 3rd party social sharing buttons plugin.

The WPSSO Core plugin has also continued to evolve and offers many features not found in NextGEN Facebook, including support for the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5. You should upgrade from NextGEN Facebook to WPSSO Core immediately (see bellow for details).

WPSSO Core offers several optional add-ons:

Upgrading from NextGEN Facebook to WPSSO Core is easy:

After enabling the "Preserve Settings on Uninstall" option in the NGFB > Essential settings page, you can deactivate and uninstall the NextGEN Facebook plugin, then install and activate the WPSSO Core plugin — all your previous NGFB settings will be preserved.

Complete and accurate meta tags for awesome looking shares on Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, etc - no matter how URLs are shared or re-shared!

NextGEN Facebook creates complete and accurate meta tags and Schema markup for Facebook / Open Graph, Twitter Cards, Google Rich Cards / SEO, Pinterest Rich Pins, and more — including descriptions, titles, hashtags, complete image markup, complete video markup, eCommerce product markup, author profile / authorship, co-authors, publisher information, local business markup, aggregate ratings, reviews, recipe information, event details, and much, much more — all from your existing content.

NextGEN Facebook uses your existing content for meta tags and Schema markup:

There's no need to manually re-enter descriptions, titles, select images / videos, etc. NextGEN Facebook reads all of your existing WordPress content automatically — and if you want, you can also fine-tune and customize just about everything. ;-)

NextGEN Facebook includes advanced quality control features and options:

NextGEN Facebook checks minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios, verifies the front-end webpage for duplicate meta tags, shows notices for missing and required images, and validates theme header templates.

NextGEN Facebook offers special meta tags and features for Pinterest:

NextGEN Facebook provides a specific image for the Pinterest Pin It button, excludes non-relevant images from being detected by Pinterest, and prevents conflicts between incompatible Pinterest and Facebook Open Graph meta tag values.

NextGEN Facebook can enhance and integrate with your favorite SEO plugin:

NextGEN Facebook specializes in providing all the meta tags and Schema markup social sites and search engines need — and you can still continue to use your favorite SEO content / keyword analysis tools!

NextGEN Facebook is incredibly fast and coded for performance:

NextGEN Facebook makes full use of all available caching techniques (persistent / non-persistent object and disk caching), and loads only the PHP library files and object classes it needs, keeping its code small, fast, and light. NextGEN Facebook is also fully tested and compatible with PHP v7.x (PHP v5.4 or better required).

Quick List of Features

NextGEN Facebook Free / Standard Features

Quick List of Features (Continued)

NextGEN Facebook Pro / Additional Features

Social Sharing Buttons

NextGEN Facebook comes with several social sharing buttons, that you can optionally include on post / page editing pages, above / below your content or excerpt, bbPress single pages, BuddyPress activity entries, CSS sidebar, widget, shortcode, and even call a function from your theme template(s). Each of the following social sharing buttons can be enabled, configured, and styled individually:

The Facebook, Google+ and Twitter social sharing buttons support multiple languages. A default language can be chosen in the NextGEN Facebook settings, and the Pro version switches the social share button language with the webpage language / WordPress locale. NextGEN Facebook can also include hashtags from WordPress and NextGEN Gallery tag names in the Facebook / Open Graph / Pinterest Rich Pin descriptions, Tweet text, and other social captions.

3rd Party Integration (Pro version)

Images and Videos

NextGEN Facebook detects and uses all images, associated or included in your content, including the WordPress image gallery shortcode and the NextGEN Gallery shortcode. WordPress Media Library images (and NextGEN Gallery images in the Pro version) are resized according to their intended consumer (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, etc). The Pro version also detects embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube and includes their preview image, video title, and video description in meta tags and Schema markup. The Pro version includes complete support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries, and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, and more).

Enhanced SEO

NextGEN Facebook 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 Structured Data, and Twitter Card meta tags.

eCommerce Products

NextGEN Facebook Pro also supports Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce, WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3), and WP e-Commerce product pages, creating appropriate meta tags for [Facebook Products](, and Pinterest Rich Pins, including product variations and additional / custom images.

Forums and Social

NextGEN Facebook 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.

Professional Support

NextGEN Facebook 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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Install and Uninstall

Plugin Setup

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Notes

Other Notes

Additional Documentation