Social Deals Engine Plugin Released Along With New Licensing System

Last week we quietly changed the My Account Dashboard to include the new licensing system and Download setup for WP Social Customers. We also finally received approval from WordPress.org and now the Social Deals Engine Plugin for WordPress is available for Download for Free. But, before you go and download the plugin there are a few things you should know. If you already are a Social Deals Engine Plugin Bundle owner or a WP Social Developer Bundle Owner, the Downloads of all the extensions are now available in your Account area. If you are already actively using the Plugin, **DO NOT** download and start using this new version until we release the new Import Settings Plugin on Friday. There are some Meta Settings which have changed from the old version to the new version and you need to import your current settings into the new plugin or you will lose your settings and customizations. If you are starting a new site or using the Social Deals Engine plugin for the first time, you also must download and use the New licensing plugin and Your new Licensing Key which is available with instructions for use on the My Account page. Not all Plugins have been updated to use the new licensing plugin yet, so understand it is NOT required for all plugins yet. It is required for the new Social Deals Engine plugin ONLY if you are using Extensions. *If you are using the Social Deals Plugin by itself (it is Free and can be used without any Extensions) you DO NOT need to use the licensing plugin. You only...

New Product Licensing System Coming to WP Social

We have been hard at work on tons of new updates for the products at WPSocial.com, but none more important or needed than our newest creation: The New Licensing Plugin.  If You are a current WP Social product owner than you should have received this same update in Your email, if not please check now. One of the most cumbersome aspects of using the Plugins from WP Social has been the licensing system we are using. While this has always been a short term fix for us, it has also been an issue for You as well and we know it. I use the licensing system myself and having to go into the individual plugin page in the member Account Area and generate a license code is a very tedious process.  Well that is about to change. We wanted to create something better for You while still keeping a high level of security on our products and we think we have done that and then some. We initially looked at emulating the WooThemes licensing setup which requires you to install the WooThemes Updater plugin on your blog and then input a product license for each item you purchase. After looking hard at this, we felt we could do it one better. Instead of simply creating a plugin where you now have to input a bunch of license codes, we set our New Licensing Plugin up where you only have to input Your Personal License Key for Your Account at WPSocial.com one time. The plugin then communicates with WPSocial.com and Your Account and it will identify each product You have...

Update: WP Social SEO Booster Pro 3.0 Launched

Last week we quietly unveiled the new WP Social SEO Booster 3.0.  This Version is not just an upgrade, but a major overhaul to the code to make the SEO Booster lighter, faster, and even more optimized for Your WordPress SEO than ever before.  More benefits, great features, and a lighter load on your site.  What’s not to like, right? We have added great Rank Boosting features like Google Interactive Posts, Facebook Authorship, Local SEO Optimizations, and much, much more.  See below. Here is the Changelog for the Update to Version 3.0: * [+] Added Social Sharing Buttons * [+] Added Google Interactive Posts * [+] Added remaining Twitter Cards * [+] Added Facebook Recommendation Bar * [+] Added ability to hide meta box for specific post types * [+] Added the option to create Twitter Product cards for WooCommerce products automatically * [+] Added option to create Open Graph Type Product for WooCommerce automatically * [+] Added all Local Business Types from schema.org * [+] Added Open Graph Types Local Business and Restaurant * [+] Added Authorship and Publisher Integration for Facebook Open Graph * [+] Added option to add local business listing * [+] Added option to create Geo Sitemap and KML file * [+] Added option to disable Google itemprop tags within the header * [+] Added option to automatically add the Article type from schema.org to all posts * [*] Optimized Open Graph integration * [*] Optimized Twitter Card integration * [*] Optimized plugin code to make it more flexible * [*] Fixed Shortcode issues There is so much new, but if You want to...

Possible Licensing Issues with Old Licensing System and New Plugin Upgrades

If you purchased any WP Social Plugin before March 30, 2013 or were/ are a Profit Marketer Member who uses WP Social Plugins you may have experienced a Licensing Issue recently and this post is meant to explain why and what you need to do to fix it. Please note that if you purchased any of our products here on our site in the last 3 months most likely this does not affect you at all.  This information and issue with the licensing system is strictly for those who previously purchased WP Social plugins while they were hosted at ProfitMarketer.com. As of March 1st of this year, I left Profit Marketer where I partnered with Gary Prendergast. In mid to late 2012, WP Social products, which were all developed by Daniel Waser in partnership with me (Mike Johnson), were added to Profit Marketer’s Membership via an agreement with myself, Gary, and Daniel. When I left Profit Marketer at the beginning of March, all of the WP Social products which were hosted at Profit Marketer had to be moved to the WPSocial.com site. As of May 1st, the agreement to continue to provide WP Social products to Profit Marketer was cancelled. What this meant was that all download and update locations for the WP Social products were moved to WPSocial.com and a completely new licensing system had to be created to support this. We have received a ton of support tickets from those of you who downloaded and used WP Social plugins from Profit Marketer and now are receiving error messages in your blog that your License is currently invalid....

Social Deals Engine, Social Member Lock, and SEO Booster Pro Updates Released Today

We have a lot of Updates to talk about today from 3 of our Plugins, plus some other news as well.  Daniel and the Development Team have been going crazy and have been pumping out updates like there is no tomorrow.  Thanks to current customer feedback and requests we have been able to find and fix a lot of small bugs and also add some very nice upgrades to our plugins and I am sure all of this is going to make life easier for you and hopefully more profitable too.   Social Deals Engine Plugin and Extension Updates We have finished off some small bug fixes with the Social Deals Engine and also have completed some key Extension Updates for the Social Sharing Discount Extension and the Discount Coupon Codes Extension. In the main plugin we have added a Shortcode icon to the WordPress Post/Page Editor so you can now add Deals to pages and Posts in different ways using Shortcode insertion.  We also added an image resizer which will help make your images look better when added to your site.  The image resiser will adjust the width of your images automatically, but you still need to look at the height of your images.  I highly recommend making custom images for all of your Deals so they are the same exact size.  We recommend using 400 pixel wide and 600 pixel wide images as a base and then adjust to what looks best in your theme as everyone uses different widths in their content and widget areas. In the Social Sharing Discount Extension we added the ability to...

May Plugin and Theme Updates and Other WP Social News

We have several Updates to our WordPress Social Media Plugins and Theme Portfolio to tell you about which we have released here in May, plus a bundle of other News of what is going on here at WP Social.  If you have a lot of our products installed on your sites already then I am sure you have already seen the update nags in WordPress for them.  It is all good stuff and I can assure you there is nothing more but the same coming in the near and distant future.  We have a lot of changes coming to WP Social and we are glad to have you along for the ride.  All Updates can either be auto updated from your WordPress Admin Updates menu or you can download the latest from the Member My Account Dashboard.   WP Social Plugin and Theme Updates Here is the Update log on what all has been updated and what has been done to make our products better for you: Social Review Theme: = Version 1.0.5 (2013-05-15) = * [*] Fixed social icons issue * [*] Optimized navigation for Facebook integration * [+] Added option to hide the page title * [+] Added option to hide header and marketing bar Social Review Engine: = Version 2.1.4 (2013-20-05) = * [*] Optimized Code * [*] Added option to change the slug for the custom post type reviews = Version 2.1.3 (2013-05-15) = * [*] Optimized Code * [*] Added new shortcode for average user rating * [*] Added new shortcode variations for review form = Version 2.1.2 (2013-05-02) = * [*] Fixed some...