Version 6.2.9, October 29th, 2019

  • update  Added an option in Advanced Settings -> Administrative Tools to optionally sign-up for updates with beta versions of the plugin. This will allow installing the upcoming public beta of a major update – version 7
  • update  Additional checks to ensure the internal share counters will update constantly

Version 6.2.1, April 21st, 2019

  • update  Additional checks added to Facebook Client Side share counter update preventing and error message appearing in browser console when there are no shares for the URL

Version 6.2, April 19th, 2019

  • new Facebook Share Counter API 3.0 Support
  • new Added translation of the homepage social share optimziation tags in multilangual mode
  • new Limiting access to editing on post plugin fields from the Administrative setup. You can select user role that needs to meet or fields will remain hidden. Activated as an option.
  • new Pre-compiled resource can generate unique filename on each cache clear (default is a constant name)
  • update  Updated Facebook default API counter update due to Facebook change
  • update  WhatsApp share on any device command now works responsive for all browsers
  • update  Facebook Messenger share command will perform differently based on device type (automatically)
  • update  Added back the feature to control the active in sharing social networks
  • update  Updated the Pin button over images for better compatibility with Thrive Architect
  • update  Updated Tumblr share command
  • update  Updated the open graph URL for blog page when homepage is a static page
  • fixed  Issue with # in custom Pinterest message
  • fixed  Issue with the affiliate referral variable added twice when pretty affiliate links are used
  • fixed  Notification message appearing on the followers counter widget when Pinterest was set
  • fixed  A typo error inside the followers bar shortcode preventing it from work
  • fixed  The do not show period in “Subscribers Booster” was not working properly
  • fixed  Issue with MailPoet check when another plugin or theme uses class with name MP

Version 6.1.1, March 6th, 2019

  • fixed  Possible not saving settings issue (the please wait circle hangs).

Version 6.1, March 5th, 2019

  • new Support for the new version of premium Social Events for Videos add-on for Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress
  • new Extensions API 2.0 with advanced control panel integrations added
  • fixed  Aspect ratio in Facebook image preview
  • fixed  Not saving title of attachment page
  • fixed Issue with share counter updating on homepage even when the option to do that is set to No (deactivate share buttons on homepage)
  • fixed  Not appearing translations for the subscribe forms when WPML is used
  • fixed  Issue with not saving correctly shortcodes added in the WordPress editor fields inside plugin settings
  • update  Refreshing the mobile display method styles for outdated code used by the previous SVG icons
  • update  Updating Social Media Analytics and adding option to turn it off on posts/pages
  • update  Add option to add additional check to prevent generating short URLs on preview pages (in Advanced Settings)
  • update  Update the after share events to exclude email from the list of networks where actions run

Version 6.0.2, February 24th, 2019

  • fixed  Multilangual translate with WPML does not load settings in version 6
  • fixed  Custom template builder style loaded when the option for custom template is set to No

Version 6.0.1, February 20th, 2019

  • newAdded new Integrations menu inside Advanced Settings. All integration fields for other plugins connection are listed inside
  • fixed  Issue with the new window and nofollow attributes when Social Followers Counter widget is used
  • fixed  Issue with Elementor Pro widgets

Version 6.0, February 19th, 2019

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Version 6.0 is major plugin update with core changes under the hood along with new included features. In case you notice and issue with plugin work please report it inside our official support system. You will be able to download version 5.8 from your your Envato account (the version is included in the full downloadable package only).

Important Note! If you use CDN, cache, Easy Social Share Buttons pre-compiled mode or built-in cache do a full cache clear to ensure all new static resources are loaded. If that actions is not made you may start see functions that does not work as expected or errors may appear on site.

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  • newSocial Media Optimization Assistant
    The new social media optimization assistant watches the data in the social share optimization tags inside plugin. It will give you an advice if there is a need of change or just show green if everything is OK. You don’t need to be an expert to properly optimize the share content
  • newSocial Media Optimization Tags for Categories and Tags
    The plugin social share optimization tags now support categories and tags
  • newTemplate builder is included inside plugin core. You can now create with ease own templates without installing additional extensions. The past generated templates will be automatically imported
  • newPlugin Modes & Manage Plugin Features screens comes with a new and easy to work designs
  • newNew features of share counters update: Narrow down the counter update calls (function will check and avoid updating too frequent posts to allow update of others on site) and AddThis internal counter update (activated from the additional single counter option)
  • newPinterest Pro module added
    The new Pinterest Pro module allows to automatically assign Pin button over images with the all design functions and support of all templates from the regular share buttons. The Pinterest Pro module also comes with shortcodes to add image with Pin button (including advanced settings) and gallery of images with lightbox and Pin button. The shortcodes of both can be activated from the editor or via the Shortcode Generator
  • newThe Advanced Deactivate feature is moved to Where to Display menu below post type selection
  • newCustom Positions Creation
    New custom position adding. The custom position adding makes possible to register a custom display method inside the settings. This method you can add inside content with a shortcode or with a function call from template. The display methods are managed from Where to Display -> Custom Display/Positions. All displays build with that method will appear inside the share button positions screen. The appearance of site will happen if the position is active. You can also force to show all the time with option
  • newThe deactivate of unused display methods is part of the display methods screen for easy access
  • newCustom code fields for the display positions
    New custom code fields are added for each display method (code below and code above share buttons). That custom code supports html, shortcodes, CSS and javascript. With the help of that you can fully customize the display method. The support of CSS comes with a variable of {instance_class}. This will make the code work only for the selected position (example provided in settings)
  • newAdvanced deactivate of display method on mobile, tablet or desktop
    Each of the core display positions has fields to deactivate display on mobile, tablet and desktop (located in the panel Control Appearance On Different Devices & Specific Functions). The deactivate happens based on screen resolution to ensure it will work even if you have cache plugin without mobile support
  • newNew Style Library
    The new style library allows to build custom styles that you can use anywhere on site. You can save an existing design you have to the library and apply it on any location. You can also create new styles from the library directly. Each style can be exported and moved to another site. The library also comes with 40 (and updating) pre-configured styles.
  • newSubscribe Forms Design Editor
    You can now easy manage the design of existing templates and do a preview. The new design screen also allows to build unlimited custom for templates (with full design options added).
  • newFollow Me Content Bar in Social Followers
    Add automatically below content a social followers counter bar.
  • newSocial Profiles Bar
    The same function like the follow me bar but it will add just Profile links to social networks without the additional setups required to get number of followers
  • newElementor Integration
    We are happy to announce the new Elementor widgets added for the major plugin functions. You have access to 6 dedicated widgets
  • newReset of Settings & Data
    The new reset of settings and data menu you can find in the Import/Export function of plugin. This allows easy to clear stored by plugin values or data
  • newConversio support added for the subscribe forms
  • newNew introduction wizard that will walk via the core plugin functions
  • newAdditional changes related to the visual display of the sizes in the total counters

Version 5.8, November 11th, 2018

  • new A new dedictated Pinterest description field added on posts where buttons appear
  • new Added success subscribe event that can be used via javascript
  • new Size control for share buttons is added to shortcode options (size=”xs|s|m|l|xl|xxl”)
  • new Added option to control available inside plugin social networks
  • new Mad Mimi support added to subscribe forms
  • new Added optimized resource loading to selected active post types only
  • new Added parameter manualonly=”true” easy-social-share-popup shortcode which makes shortcode appear in code in a manual mode
  • new Added options inside settings to deactivate the main plugin metabox for plugin deactivation
  • update  Compatibility with the new templates extension: Rainbow Templates Pack
  • update  Pinterest sharing by default takes the title right now instead of the description as past
  • update  Updated plugin interface and added helpful links to knowledge base articles for plugin setup
  • fixed  A problem with the Twitter URL when just post campaign tracking parameters are used with the {network} variable

Version 5.7, September 30th, 2018

  • new Share button display method included for automated highly customizable floating button
  • new Share CTA button shortcode included with advanced settings
  • new Share buttons size control added with preset button sizes applied over almost all templates. Take a look of the new sizes
  • new Added Instapaper to social networks
  • new Added support for to get Twitter share counters
  • new Social Warfare custom optimizations migration. Option to import previous set custom social share optimization tags, Pinterest images, cached counters and tweets in Social Warfare. Option allows to restore added click to tweets too inside content.
  • new Included support for https generated short URLs in rebrandly
  • new Added filter essb_morepopup_message to include custom html message in more button pop-up window
  • new Added various tools in Administrative Options to clear: cached short URLs, share counter update period, analytics data or remove everything stored by plugin
  • new Option to stop automatic WPML and Polylang bridge
  • new Added new filter to open graph data for image change essb_opengraph_image
  • new Added new shortcode essb-click2chat which will show a static version of the click 2 chat button
  • new Added new generic subscribe button inside Social Followers Counter
  • new Added new shortcode parameter class to the easy-profiles shortcode. The parameter can be used to add a custom class to the instance of social profile buttons
  • new Included field to control the single appearance time delay in days inside Subscribers Booster module
  • update  Updated share commands to allow support of # symbol inside messages
  • update  Updated Line share API command
  • update  Updated custom tweet generation to include the custom title filled inside social media optimization (if no custom Tweet for post is set)
  • update  Updated Facebook Followers Counter updater
  • update  Included function to stop Automatic Plugin Updates check
  • update  Updated the notification messages for position based networks. The message will appear only for active locations
  • fixed  Message appearing in posts stats when no data is still collected
  • fixed  Call to API in followers counter to use only https connection
  • fixed  Fixed issue with shortcodes inside custom subscribe form content
  • fixed  Fixed issue with colors not applied over the more button with dots design

Version 5.6.1, September 2nd, 2018

  • update  Notice: This patch is only to prevent the false positive warning about the mobile-detect.php file containing a suspected malware URL. The URL in question was present in a comment in the file concerned. Comments are not executable code, and thus, the presence of this URL in the comment cannot cause any direct harm to our users websites. We removed the URL to stop the warning in Wordfence.If you are not using Wordfence, you can skip this version

Version 5.6, July 29th, 2018

  • new New share to social networks added: Fintel & Mix
  • new Click to Chat function with support of WhatsApp & Viber
  • new Options for size and alignment control in Social Profiles
  • new New analytics dashboard with more useful information and detailed reports
  • new Added option to the mobile share buttons bar to show individual button counters
  • new ConvertKit integration inside subscribe forms
  • new All internal share counters are updating at real time
  • new Option to deactivate the share buttons on selected categories (from Manage Plugin Features)
  • new Option to forward the confirmation in subscribe form to a custom mailing list field. Supported by MailChimp, GetReponse, MailPoet, ActiveCampaign, CampaignMonitor, SendInBlue
  • new Option to make name field required in subscribe forms
  • new Include a parameter postid to the shortcode for share buttons
  • new Filter to control the rel state of share commands essb_share_link_rel
  • new Included inside translation fields for invalid email and fill in all form fields
  • update  Updated essb_after_sharebutton_click action – added a parameter for post_id and service
  • update  Visual updates over plugin settings panel
  • update  Updated followers counter widget registration code to avoid notice message on PHP 7.2
  • update  Improved Gutenberg compatibility
  • update  Added followers counter access token field to receive data
  • update  The wizard will no longer automatically deactivate Developer Tools options like in past. Keep in mind and if you need to do that go manually from the Manage Plugin Features menu.
  • fixed  Client side Facebook counter update was not working properly on internal pages when custom share URL is set
  • fixed  Missing email share parameters on mobile when mail button was in more screen
  • fixed  Fixed an issue with quotes in the share booster close message custom text
  • fixed  Fixed an issue with the extarnal RollingCurlX library causing to fill the logs with notification message
  • fixed  Fixed the missing icon of Click To Tweet inside editor

Version 5.5.2, May 2nd, 2018

  • update  Remove the option to automatically close Facebook share dialog when share is made. That function was deprecated by Facebook on 2nd of May, 2018. Update is required for all users. You can read more about that Facebook change inside our blog announcement.

Version 5.5.1, April 30th, 2018

  • fixed  Possible problem with Autoptimize that may cause CSS minification to broke site layout

Version 5.5, April 30th, 2018

  • new Added additional option to setup checkbox on subscribe forms for terms and privacy confirmation (recommended in EU for GDPR)
  • new Support for adding form ID to Active Campaign subscription. Form ID allows to use all form rules
  • new Added variable {postid} to UTM tracking replacement
  • new WhatsApp web share available as option. You can activate it from Social Sharing -> Networks -> Additional Network Options
  • new Global share command filter essb_share_command_{$network} that support change of bundled social networks share commands
  • new Option to fully deactivate internal share counter tracking (remove code and action). Option is located in Social Sharing -> Share Counters Setup -> Single Button Counter
  • new Option to deactivate WooCommerce gallery image tag generation in social share optimizations (located in Social Sharing -> Sharing Optimization)
  • new Add function for always load subscribe form designs – to prevent missing styles when theme or mobile view does not use the footer function load (located in Subscribe Forms)
  • new Facebook Messenger Chat additional options added for logged in/logged out users custom message and theme color
  • update Updated community followers counter update URL (counter was not updating)
  • update myMail support is officially dropped. Plugin is migrated to use the Mailster API in followers counter and subscribe forms
  • update Updated icon font load for admin part to prevent possible issue on older browsers
  • update Refactor the main plugin static styles file (12% smaller size than in past)

Version 5.4, February 25th, 2018

  • new Internal LinkedIn share counter option added as of LinkedIn official statement of share counter deprecation – Switch to internal share counter you can do from Social Sharing -> Share Counters Setup -> Single Button Counter (LinkedIn settings).
  • new Options to deactivate Yoast automated tags pair in social share optimization tags (for social share optimization tags and SEO tags).
  • update Refactor on scroll appearance of sidebar to provide responsive mode compatibility
  • update Google+ share counter is switch to have a default state internal counter from now on.
  • update Included option to deactivate the bottom of content element trigger
  • update Improved options saving to ensure faster work and deprecated autoloading for less used components

Version 5.3, January 23rd, 2018

  • new Facebook Messenger Live Chat included
  • new Skype Live Chat
  • new Translate popular post title and text in the After Share Actions from Advanced Settings -> Translate Options
  • new Added filter call to remove nofollow from RSS profile button add_filter('essb5_remove_profile_rss_nofollow', '__return_true');
  • new Pinterest client side counter update. Use it if you fell in host that does not allow calls to API.
  • new RealySimpleSSL filter call added to prevent problems with the share recovery option
  • new Successful redirect URL option in subscribe forms – the redirect can happen on the same window or in a new tab
  • new Option for automated close of advanced share point once it is opened
  • update Updated Manage Plugin Features and Manage Plugin Modes screen for faster and easier change of modes or deactivate functions
  • update Updated character limit for Tweet to support new 240 symbols
  • update Updated AppsCreo dashboard widget
  • update Update social followers counter URLs to use https when generating social profile URL
  • update Additional security setup checks to prevent unauthorized save of settings in admin options
  • update Included extended check for the ESSB_FORCE_SSL definition (add code to functions.php file define('ESSB_FORCE_SSL', true);)
  • fixed  URL and position crossed in Google Analytics events when Google Tag Manager and Data Layers are used
  • fixed  Not applying styles of the corner bar
  • fixed  Problem with plugin settings panel when Internet Explorer is used
  • fixed  Possible problem with previous versions of MailPoet inside settings
  • fixed  Possible problem with same category option in most popular posts
  • fixed  Issue with loading the old mobile related file essb-mobile.js when shortcode was used (deprecated file since version 5)
  • fixed  Problem with not saving the extension options

Version 5.2.1, November 21st, 2017

  • update Update Alpha Color Picker where used inside admin settings for WordPress 4.9 compatibility
  • fixed  Missing default Open Graph image on posts/pages where such is not present
  • fixed  Undefined message appearing in console

Version 5.2, November 10th, 2017

  • new Share Booster display method added
  • new Custom Template Builder for social sharing buttons
  • new Custom Layout Builder for Social Followers widget display with cover box, custom block size and etc.
  • new Design #9 added to subscribe forms
  • new Multi-step share counter recovery – allows to add up to 4 different changes in site structure and plugin will restore data if it is present
  • new Subscribe form conversions tracking
  • new Facebook client side counter update – use this to avoid too many connections issue that may appear if you use too frequent counter update on a shared host. If you face that problem you can activate it from Social Sharing -> Share Counter Setup
  • new Sidebar can appear now based on pixels of content viewed (for easy appearance tune). The past option to use percents is still available
  • new Translate Invalid Email Address inside plugin translation options added
  • update Option to remove bottom mark trigger with filter call add_filter('essb5_remove_bottom_mark', '__return_true');
  • update Updated social followers sidebar responsive code to ensure it will appear hidden on mobile devices
  • update Updated Tweet optimization to support 280 characters update of Twitter
  • update Replace of + symbol (encoded URL & Title option) with _ in UTM tracking
  • fixed  Problem with Mobile Share Buttons Bar when bar appear on blog index page
  • fixed  Notification messages appear in metrics dashboard when there is a problem with stored data for a post
  • fixed  Missing custom Yoast SEO description inside social share optimization tags
  • fixed  Customizer styles not applied for custom added with code buttons
  • fixed  Issue with more/share button in post vertical float

Version 5.1, October 6th, 2017

  • new Conversions Lite module for Social Share Buttons
  • new Corner Bar display method added
  • new Edgar support added
  • new Minimal share count options. Set a minimal value of shares for each social network (or just for selected) and plugin will show it if real shares are lower. Once the minimal value is reached you will see the real counter.
  • new Add selection of networks inside the new Fake Counters option (you can limit fake counter work to just few networks and not all)
  • new Switch to Google Internal share counter
  • new Added option to change mode of on media share buttons when mobile device is used – you can set them appear on click instead of always visible
  • new Different options to store precompiled cache (content folder, uploads folder and plugin folder). In addition you can use the new filters essb_precompiled_folder and essb_precompiled_url to set your own saving folder.
  • new Additional display rules to limit forms in fly-out and booster from appear on home or appear just on selected post types
  • new Support for MailPoet 3 inside subscribe forms
  • new WooCommerce thank you page share products
  • new Bimber theme integration module available to easy change theme build in share buttons with Easy Social Share Buttons
  • new Follow Me Bar option to hide before end of content
  • new GIF image support inside social share optimization tags
  • update WooCommerce Product share optimization tags has back compatibility for WooCommerce 2.x versions
  • update Updated subscribe form error messages. The invalid email message will appear without something went wrong text. In case of error only something went wrong message will appear
  • update Automated replacement of space in {title} variable when it is used inside UTM tracking code
  • fixed  Problem with not saving network names inside general network setup
  • fixed Problem with quote and apos marks inside mail message when default mail client function is used
  • fixed  New window opening along with mail form when send mail using form is used

Version 5.0.1, September 20th, 2017

  • fixed Problem with pop-up and fly-in display methods when conditions are used but no timeout is set (share buttons appear immediately when no timeout is set)
  • fixed Problem with not showing all the time share buttons in sidebar when percent is set to appear/disappear
  • fixed Possible problem with not deactivating the post type settings
  • fixed Not saving all the time custom positions by post type options

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Version 5.0, September 18th, 2017

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Important notes for updating to version 5

Version 5 is major plugin update. It was widely tested on real sites for a period of 1 month but we suggest to make a test before processing to update and if problem appear report it to us. Inside support system or your Envato account you can download previous official version 4.3.4 to downgrade.

The following extensions that you may use in past are not part of Easy Social Share Buttons core plugin: AMP, Opt-in Below Content, Opt-in Booster, Opt-in Flyout. If you use one of them on your site you need to deactivate them before updating plugin to ensure no errors will appear on site.

Important Note! If you use CDN, cache, Easy Social Share Buttons pre-compiled mode or built-in cache once you make a migration to version 5 you need to do a full cache clear to ensure all new static resources are loaded. If that actions is not made you may start see functions that does not work as expected or static resources errors

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  • new Brand new admin control center
  • new 3 new templates added in share buttons: Flow, Flow Jump & Glow
  • new New share counter recovery module with advanced options
  • new New Fake/Internal share counter function (all your counters will run in internal mode and you can set initial share value per site and per post)
  • new Developer integrations included into settings. Create your own display integration (with custom method, action or hook), name it and it will appear inside settings like build in display methods. It is easy to make an integration without touching code and use a friendly settings interface like all other display methods.
  • new New plugin Core version 5.0
  • new Plugin function modes – you can easy activate/deactivate unused functions with preset modes or in custom mode
  • new Automatic mobile setup option available
  • new Preset optimization levels for easier plugin optimize (custom mode like in past is also available)
  • new Static CSS resource builder – you can easy set the modules you will use and build a static file that will be used or select none and use your own styles
  • new New Follow Me display method included
  • new Conditions in display methods can work together now (for example on pop up you can set timeout, scroll & exit intent and they will work together)
  • new New networks support inside Social Profiles and Followers Counter: PayPal, iTunes, DeviantArt, WhatsApp, TripAdvisor, Telegram & Snapchat
  • new Mobile support for On Media share buttons – all your buttons will be always visible when mobile device is detected
  • new New advanced functions of On Media display: always show buttons on any device, exclude images with specified selectors, add Facebook Application ID to allow share inside Facebook of selected image.
  • new New functions added to the most popular mobile display method Share buttons bar: increase number of columns to 8, add option to display top or bottom, add option to display on scroll, option to display custom ad area along with mobile share display buttons (can also work with method display conditions)
  • new New store shortcode option. You can set a name of shortcode and save it along with all of options. The stored shortcodes are used with key and you can easy manage or change them in feature without need to replace all included shortcodes
  • new Settings rollback – plugin will store last 10 setups and you can easy restore back past setup with a single click
  • new New AMP support module bundled into plugin core (if you use AMP extension in the past you should deactivate it)
  • new Opt-in below content extension is now part of core with Subscribe below content name. Included also option to deactivate function on specific posts. If you use the extension before than you need to deactivate it with migration to version 5
  • new Opt-in Flyout extension is now part of core with Subscribe Fly-out name. Included also option to deactivate function on specific posts. If you use the extension before than you need to deactivate it with migration to version 5
  • new Opt-in Booster extension is now part of core with Subscribers Booster name. Included also option to deactivate function on specific posts. If you use the extension before than you need to deactivate it with migration to version 5
  • update 100+ other improvements and updates
  • Take a look of what’s new in version 5.0.

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