|Plugin Name||NextGEN Facebook|
|Summary||Accurate meta tags for awesome looking shares on Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, etc - no matter how URLs are shared or re-shared!|
|Requires At Least||WordPress 3.7|
|Tested Up To||WordPress 4.8|
|Tags / Keywords||facebook, sharing buttons, social share, open graph, twitter, pinterest, google, linkedin, youtube, nextgen gallery, bbpress, buddypress|
NextGEN Facebook uses your existing content to create meta tags + Schema markup — there's no need to manually enter / configure any additional settings or values, but if you want to, you can customize just about anything and everything. ;-)
NextGEN Facebook creates complete and accurate meta tags + Schema markup — including hashtags, video seo, e-commerce products, author profile / authorship, co-authors, publisher information, ratings, event details, recipe information, and much more — all from your existing content.
NextGEN Facebook offers special optimization features for Pinterest — providing an image for the Pin It button, excluding non-relevant images, and preventing conflicts between incompatible Pinterest and Facebook meta tag values.
NextGEN Facebook includes advanced quality control features and options — checking minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios, verifying the webpage for duplicate meta tags, showing notices for missing and required images, along with theme header template validation.
NextGEN Facebook can enhance and integrate with your favorite SEO plugin! — NextGEN Facebook specializes in providing all the meta tags + Schema markup social sites and search engines need, and you can still continue to use your favorite SEO content / keyword analysis tools!
Don't need the included social share buttons?
The WPSSO plugin is a fork / child of NextGEN Facebook — they have the same author, the same solid core features and code-base, but WPSSO is distributed without the social share buttons and their related features. Additional Free extension plugins are also available for WPSSO, including two different types of sharing button extensions:
- WPSSO Mobile App Meta
- WPSSO Organization Markup
- WPSSO Place / Location and Local Business Meta
- WPSSO Ratings and Reviews
- WPSSO Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons
- WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup
- WPSSO Social Sharing Buttons
- WPSSO Strip Schema Microdata
- WPSSO Tweet a Quote
- WPSSO User Locale Selector
NextGEN Facebook Free / Standard Features
NextGEN Facebook Pro / Additional Features
Purchase the Pro version (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).
NextGEN Facebook comes with several social share 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 share buttons can be enabled, configured, and styled individually:
The Facebook, Google+ and Twitter social share 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.
NextGEN Facebook includes support for author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles, publisher (Organization) logo, and WebSite site name in Schema JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph.
NextGEN Facebook Pro allows you to customize the field names, label, and add / remove the following contacts on user profile pages and Co-Authors Plus guest author profiles:
NextGEN Facebook adds Facebook / Open Graph, Pinterest Rich Pins, Twitter Cards, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 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, e-commerce product details, author profile / authorship, publisher, etc.). NextGEN Facebook uses existing content to generate meta tags + Schema markup — there's no need to manually enter / configure any additional settings or values.
Images and Videos
NextGEN Facebook 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 Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and YouTube (including preview image, video title, and video description). NextGEN Facebook (Pro version) also includes support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, etc.).
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.
NextGEN Facebook 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
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 share buttons can also be added to bbPress single template pages and BuddyPress activities.
NextGEN Facebook is fast and coded for performance, making full use of all available caching techniques (persistent / non-persistent object and disk caching). NextGEN Facebook 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. NextGEN Facebook requires PHP v5.3 or better, and is fully compatible with PHP v7.
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.