Version Changes

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January 4, 2022
  • NewNew option to log the social followers' counter response from networks. Useful to identify wrong settings or connection problems.#267
  • NewNew option to the custom display positions for usage the shortcode in JetEngine listing template jetengine="true"#266
  • NewAdded new filter essb_single_post_compile_share_object running when single post sharing information is generated#265
  • NewSubscribe forms integration with Acelle Email Marketing#264
  • NewNew option to log the share counter update. You can view the request and raw response of the social network APIs. Helping identify problems with the share counter updates. Activated from the share counter advanced update options (Expert)#263
  • UpdatedExtending the "Deactivate internal help hints" option to disable completely the help beacon in the plugin (help icon at the right bottom corner of plugin settings).#273
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdded aria-label attribute the social profile links (Lighthouse improvement)#274
  • IMPROVEMENTSExtending the custom display options by adding a parameter for the tweet in the shortcode and function call.#271
  • IMPROVEMENTSUX Improvement: Moved WooCommerce integration options under the positions menu (previous Post Types)#262
  • FixedFixed a conflict with Thrive Theme builder not saving the icon when choosing from the list when Subscribe Forms are enabled.#275
  • FixedFixed a problem with missing short URL in the outgoing email message (sharing)#269
  • FixedFixed problem with social media optimization title not showing on category and tax archive pages#268


November 25, 2021
  • FixedFixed potential slow down of the plugin settings when short URLs are used#261
  • FixedFixed a potential problem with integration#260


November 23, 2021
  • NewAdded new parameter to the [ easy-popular-posts ] shortcode custom_source="" to specify custom meta value for post ordering#258
  • IMPROVEMENTSExtended detection of local or staging websites in the activations#256
  • IMPROVEMENTSImproved PHP 8 compatibility#254
  • FixedFixed missing plugin Elementor widget icons in the editor#259
  • FixedFix message appearing in the Instagram pop-up feed for missing class ESSB_SVG_Icons#257
  • FixedFix the wrong showing Not Configured message for the Share Counter section even when the Facebook counter is set correctly#255
  • FixedFixed missing Click 2 Chat styles not loaded all the time when cached features are used#253


November 9, 2021

If you update directly to version 8.0.1 from version 7.x, please refer to the version 8.0 release notes.

  • FixedError appearing in WordPress backend related to block editor integration when the Custom Display/Positions function is deactivated from the settings.#252


November 9, 2021

This is a major plugin update. The latest update includes some substantial changes across different areas of the plugin. We highly recommend you backup your site before upgrading and make sure you first update in a staging environment. To avoid display glitches don’t forget to clear the cache of your website and CDN (if used). If you face a problem with the plugin, please report to our support team And you can revert to the previous version manually at any time using the download links we post. 

Important note if you are using the pre-compiled mode of the plugin. If styles did not appear even after cache purge temporarily deactivate pre-compiled mode from Advanced -> Optimization and save settings. Verify that everything is OK and enable it again.

  • NewSubscribe Locker: Lock content and display subscribe to mailing list form (locking by timeout or scroll). The visitor will be able to continue reading only if successfully subscribe to the mail list. #199
  • NewA brand new and more plugin admin settings dashboard
  • NewNew share buttons' stylesheet version Mini. You can enable the mini version from the Optimization options menu.
  • NewAdded a new deactivate menu in Advanced settings to disable the plugin completely by setting post IDs or URLs from your website.
  • NewNew Conversions Pro tracking module for the social share buttons (all-time history)
  • NewNew Conversions Pro tracking module for the subscribe forms (all-time history)
  • NewIntegration with FluentCRM forms#249
  • NewAdd support for News Tagging (Share Buttons)#247
  • NewExport and import of custom positions from one installation to another#237
  • NewShort URL module integration with AffiliateWP - separate short URL can be stored for the affiliates by ID#235
  • NewNew short URL generation engine with option to cache short URL by social network#233
  • NewAdd tags to Mailchimp subscribe forms#221
  • NewAdded new filters for the Open Graph and Twitter Card title and description#210 (Examples)
  • UpdatedUpdate MailerLite API to v2#251
  • UpdatedUpgrade sendinblue API to version 3#223
  • UpdatedRemoved API calls to the legacy API. If you still use it update to the new API and generate access token key.#212
  • UpdatedThis major update includes a lot of updates and improvements in the code. This ensures long-time compatibility with all new releases of PHP and WordPress.
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdded counter request to the v2 Tumblr API#250
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdded a hidden label inside the social follower counter links to prevent showing errors for blank links in SEO checks#246
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdd alternative text to the social followers counter links for accessibility optimization#245
  • IMPROVEMENTSSubscribe form design that can display email field and button on the same row#238
  • IMPROVEMENTSFilter call to disable the UTM generation per social network#236
  • IMPROVEMENTSNew custom meta table for storing plugin custom post field#232
  • IMPROVEMENTSMake the name field in email form required and highlight error fields#222
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdded ability to output the image sizes in the Pinterest Pro shortcodes (gallery and image)#219
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdd ability to manage LinkedIn internal counter on the post (like for Twitter now)#218
  • IMPROVEMENTSSupport for videos in the Instagram feed#214
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdd close button for the Instagram feed pop-up on mobile#200
  • IMPROVEMENTSCreate a new global plugin deactivation option for all modules and components#153
  • IMPROVEMENTSAdd support for WhatsApp and other mobile messengers for UTM values#127
  • FixedThe hide on desktop option may not work on the sidebar display due to difference in the priority of load#243
  • FixedBlock counters from update on preview post mode as this sometimes lead to dummy counters#239
  • FixedDo not add the affiliate ID to the outgoing mail share links when the form is used#234
  • FixedFixed a problem with the color customizer of social profiles (not applying all the time custom colors)#220
  • FixedPHP Deprecated: Required parameter $class_name follows optional parameter $module (PHP 8)#217
  • FixedTwitter Cards showing escaped single and double quotes in the description#213
  • FixedShare via email does not send the affiliate link when integration with AffiliateWP plugin is running.#178