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:

= 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
= 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 small bugs
* [*] Optimized star rating on mobile devices
* [*] Added Verified Purchaser for Easy Digital Downloads
* [*] Added Verified Purchaser for Social Deals Engine
* [*] Fixed issue with WooCommerce product selection
= Version 2.0.8 (2013-05-15) =
* [*] Fixed design issue with review box
* [*] Optimized star rating
= Version 2.0.7 (2013-05-08) =
* [*] Fixed the 1 star and 2 stars rating from not showing up within the Reviews
* [*] Fixed Rich Snippets integration for home page
* [*] Added option to disable content scanning to prevent plugin conflicts
* [*] Updated the language .po file
* [*] Updated German translation
If you noticed in the Update Log above, it says SEO Booster Free and Pro.  Quite a few people do not realize there is a Free Version of the WP Social SEO Booster which has 90% of the functionality of the Pro Version, without the enhanced Google Plus and Twitter Card integrations, but comes with everything else.  You can download and get Free Automatic Updates to the SEO Booster Free Version by Downloading it here:

Upcoming Updates and Changes

We are working on tons of additional site enhancements here at WP Social as well as more Plugin and Theme Updates.  In fact, I would say we already have enough work to last us into 2014 without even thinking about it.  We have put a lot on our plate and a lot of it includes continued Upgrades to the Products we already have here at WP Social and New Releases as well.

In the next day or 2 you will see yet another Upgrade for the Social Review Engine.  We have identified some code tweaks with the help of some of you and we are now making the Social Review Engine faster and cleaner so it will operate even better on your blogs with minimal or no conflicts.  We are also adding in the ability to personalize the Title and URL Slug for the Reviews Custom Post Type which is created when you activate the Plugin on your blogs, making it easier to customize to your personal needs and even more SEO Friendly then what it already is.   We have a huge list of upgrades which go beyond this and you will see more of them over the next few months.

*Note:  This Updated has been added.  See the change log above.

Some of you may be wondering where the Social Deals Engine is in our current product list and why we haven’t released the Plugin and its Extensions here on WPSocial.com.  The answer is simple.  We are currently making the Plugin even better.  One of the things we identified is a need to integrate with different shopping carts to make development of extensions easier for those who want to take the Social Deals Engine further.  This is being made possible with our integration into the WooCommerce Framework.  This will give you a lot of options when adding features to the Social Deals Engine and open up the capabilities of the plugin beyond what we originally forecasted for it.  We are also working on a very robust Voucher Extension for the Plugin which will allow those of you who need this feature set to really open the doors for you and your business to unlimited possibilities of use with unlimited types of Offers and Deals.  I expect this all to be 2-3 weeks away from being released, but no worries, these are  all going to be just a simple Upgrade for those of you who already own the Plugin.

The Fan Page Engine is our next big release after this and has been pushed back more times than I can count.  We have put it into our Development queue as next in line after the Social Deals Engine Upgrades and Voucher Extensions are complete.  It is going to be one heck of a plugin.  For those of you who already own and love the Fan Page Builder, this is going to be a Free Upgrade and a long awaited one at that.  You already know how great of a plugin the Fan Page Builder is.  The Fan Page Engine is going to be really special.

We do have site Upgrades going on almost constantly.  Our in House Affiliate Program will be launched either tomorrow or Wednesday.  I meant to have this launched already, but my biggest personality flaw is I always have too much going on and it drains my time and good intentions.  The other site Upgrade you will see this week is we are moving our Tutorials, Videos, and additional Training to the Front End of the Site here so it is accessible to you without the need to login.  There are quite a few things which can be consolidated as far as our Tutorials go and we want to streamline this so it is easier for you and for us to manage.  This front end Knowledge Base will start to appear slowly over the coming days and weeks.

There is even more I could tell you about, but for now I will let it all be a surprise!

Stay Tuned.

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