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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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