WPPASSION, INC. AGREES TO PURCHASE WPSOCIAL ASSETS

From the official Press Release: WPPassion announced today it has agreed to purchase WPSocial’s and its assets including all products and the wpsocial.com web site. “We are excited to add the WPSocial product suite to our portfolio of WordPress related products and services”, said Mark Ketzler of WPPassion. “WPSocial has created a revolutionary platform of social media aware WordPress plugins and themes that will enhance our offerings to bloggers, affiliate  marketers and e­commerce entrepreneurs. We look forward to working with WPSocial’s customers to expand the integrated products and services available to them and continue the high level of support and updates to which they have become accustomed.” WPSocial was acquired by WPPassion, INC. on September 15, 2014 and has been going through the transition and transmission of its assets over the last month.  While Daniel Waser and I (Mike Johnson) had proudly built this company up over the last 3 years, it became evident that Daniel would not be able to continue on with the site due to serious health reasons.  Therefore, the site and all its assets have been sold to Mark Ketzler and WPPassion, INC. What does this mean to the current and future customers of WPSocial?  It means the level of service and quality are going to continue to improve and get even better than they already are.  Your current purchases are safe and nothing has changed in that manner.  Mark has brought on new developers and is dedicated to producing a lot more powerful WordPress plugins and improving upon the products which are staples of WPSocial as well.  The future is bright for everyone here at WPSocial. While we are sad to leave this great company...

Huge Social Review Engine Plugin Update Just Released

This summer has been a busy one with our development team being down due to Daniel’s health issues.  With that being said, Daniel has been working feverishly over the last 3 weeks to get several Plugin updates completed.  The first one is a huge update to the Social Review Engine. With all the changes Facebook has made recently and the recent release of WordPress 4.0, an update was definitely required.  We have made some significant strides in increasing the overall functionality of the plugin and we have also fixed quite a few of the small bugs which have popped up over the last 3 months. This update is available in the “My Account” area if you are a current SRE Owner, but you can also Auto Update from inside your WordPress Admin as well.  Please understand that since this update is so new it might take 24 hours on some Hosts until it pops up as a new update for you.   Here’s the Changelog: = Version 2.2.8 (2014-09-11) = * [+] Added option to disable the sending of user emails * [+] Added option to sort reviews in widget * [+] Added templating system for reviews * [*] Fixed displaying issue for editor review box * [*] Fixed Facebook Integration * [*] Fixed User Image issue * [*] Fixed review slider * [*] Improved the display of the total rating * [*] Improved admin CSS for shortcode pop-up * [*] Improved sorting by user rating * [*] Upgraded & Tested plugin to work with WordPress 4.0 As you can see, there are a huge number of improvements and fixes for...

New Online Header and Banner Graphics Creator

One of the most requested items we have had outside of new plugins and plugin features here at WPSocial.com has been help with graphics.  Specifically graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.  We have also had a huge number of requests for templates to aid in creating banners for Deals which could be used for creating custom graphics for those who use the Social Deals Engine plugin. Today we are proud to announce the addition of the WP Social Header and Banner Creator online graphics creation tool.  This online graphics creator will allow you to not just create headers and banners of ANY size in just a few minutes, it also comes with 100’s of templates for creating almost any type of header, social media cover, or banner you may need. With the WP Social Header and Banner Creator you can create an Unlimited Number of: Facebook Covers Twitter Backgrounds and Covers Google Plus Covers YouTube Covers Blog Post Graphics Social Media Memes Advertising Banners You can do all of this with our 100’s of Graphics and Templates or you can use Your own. Take a look at our Promotional Video below:   The WP Social Header and Banner Creator can be accessed for Free if you are a WP Social Club, Developer, or Lifetime License Bundle Owner.  Simply log into your Account and You will find the Signup link there were you can access it as a part of your Current License. *You will need to create a separate login and password for the tool in order to use it. If you do not own one of these...

Winners Selected for the WP Social Lifetime Developer Bundle Giveaway!

Last Friday our month long Giveaway Contest ended with 5 Winners being selected to receive Lifetime access to the WP Social Developer Bundle.  This bundle which gives lifetime access to every product we produce here at WP Social (excluding 3rd Party plugins) normally costs $247 and is worth over $1200. We are proud to announce and recognize the following individuals who are now proud owners of this one of a kind bundle of WordPress social media focused plugins and themes. Stacy Ruth, Consumer Rush Simon U. Ford, Social Traffic, Inc. Jeromy Schuetze, Jeromys.com Charles Ruppert, Total Biz Marketing Stan Gore, B and B Inn, BC Congratulations to all of you and to everyone who participated in the Giveaway.  We will be running another 30 Day Giveaway starting May 1st.  So stay tuned for the email announcement and maybe YOU can be a Winner just like the individuals listed above. Please pass on Your congratulations to them by visiting their sites and posting your comments...

The WP Social SEO Booster Pro is Now the WP Social SEO Pro Plugin

More than just a name change, this has been a long time coming.  Ever since we first released the SEO Booster in June of 2012 we knew it was a cutting edge and powerful SEO plugin and for quite some time we have recognized that the Social SEO Booster Pro is more than an SEO “booster”.  The plugin is a highly sophisticated and functional SEO and Social Media Optimization plugin for WordPress.  One which we consider to be essential for every WordPress website owner. With that in mind, we have now renamed the WP Social SEO Booster Pro plugin to the “WP Social SEO Pro” plugin.   Critical SEO and Social Media Optimizations The Social SEO Pro Plugin comes with several key optimizations and integrations which are critical to your WordPress website’s SEO and Social Media Optimizations.  It is important to note that Social Media Signals and how they are shared across all the different Social platforms (Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest) can make or break your SEO.  As of last Summer it was already noted by SearchMetrics and MOZ that Social Media Signals dominate the top ranking factors for Google Search.  Along with that, Google has now attributed more ranking factors to Schema.org Rich Snippet Microdata through in-depth “Article” attributes, Authorship, AuthorRank, Reviews, Videos, and much, much more.  The WP Social SEO Pro plugin takes care of all this and it goes above and beyond what other “SEO” plugins do.   Why Do I Need a Social SEO Plugin for My Site? This is probably one of the most common questions we receive.  Why do I need...

New Look and New Pricing Plans at WP Social

If you have visited the site here at WPSocial.com over the last few days I am sure you noticed there has been a major change underfoot here at the site.  We have upgraded not just our theme and look here, but we have also upgraded several of our internal systems as well.  We are working towards a more simplified, yet professional way of doing business here and the new look is just a part of it. Under the “Products” link in the main menu above you will see a new Mega Menu which displays all of our main Product links.  This was a great way for us to make everything easier to find and less cumbersome.  It also helped us clean up our main navigation menu quite a bit, streamlining things.   Member Account Access The first thing we were asked was “where is the Member/ Customer area, where do I find my downloads?”.  Nothing has changed.  The “My Account” page is still in the same location.  The only difference is there is no “icon” to click on at the top of the page.  We may replace the current My Account link in the main navigation with a button in the future, but for right now you can access your account here at WP Social simply by clicking on the “My Account” link via either the main navigation menu at the top of every page or via the footer menu at the bottom of each page here.  It is that easy.   New Pricing Plans We have tried to simplify pricing by allowing customers 3 basic ways to get...