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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 VK.com 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 VK.com 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 – https://developer.linkedin.com/blog/posts/2018/deprecating-the-inshare-counter. 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

Version 5.0, September 18th, 2017

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

  • 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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