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Version 6.5.6 bug-fixes and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.6 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features, improvements, and adjustments.

New changes:

  • Bug-fix of the Auto-Post function.
  • Usability adjustments for the display of the plugin in WordPress.
  • Minor changes of wording in the plugin navigation.
  • VK (VKontakte) has restricted the support of URL shorteners. Instead of the shortcode URL, all VK posts will be published with the regular URL, even if you have configured a URL shortener within the Blog2Social settings.

More information:
2020-11-20 14:05

Version 6.5.5 XING Employer Branding Profiles Adjustments

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.5 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features, improvements, and adjustments.

New:

XING Employer Branding Profiles (pages) in new design

XING is currently updating the Employer Branding Profiles to a new design. This update will change the URL of the Employer Branding Profiles from https://www.xing.com/companies/ to https://www.xing.com/pages/. XING is offering a transition period until November 30, 2020 for the conversion to the new design. During this time, both profile formats will co-exist. After that date, XING will automatically switch all profiles to the new design. 

To ensure all your data is transferred correctly, XING recommends that you make a manual conversion before November, 30, 2020. In addition to the new design and many technical improvements, the space for posting texts will also increase from 400 to 1,000 characters. We have adapted the post format to all these improvements so you can present your topics and messages in more details with Blog2Social. Don’t wait to convert your XING page to the new design. 

If you already have changed your Employer Branding Profile, reconnect it to the Blog2Social network settings (+ XING page).

For those who have not yet changed over, the existing connections in the network settings will still be active and are marked with "Old design until 11/30/2010". Authorizations that have not been updated in Blog2Social after 11/30/2010 are no longer valid and will be asked to update the authorization.

With the new update version 6.5.5 Blog2Social will be ready to connect to the new XING Employer Profiles that are now available.

The Blog2Social post templates or the new XING Employer Branding Profile (pages) 

The updated Blog2Social post-template for XING Employer Branding Profiles (pages) now allows you to individually adjust the character limit for both designs during the transition period until November 30, 2020.  


More information: Version 6.5.5 XING Employer Branding Profiles Adjustments
2020-11-13 14:15

Version 6.5.4 Usability and bug fixes

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.4 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social usability and bug fixes.

Fixes:

  • Open graph meta tags

Function to calculate the image dimension (height, width) for external images was removed to reduce a possible plugin performance loss when loading images from slow external servers.

  • Customization of the PHP warning:

The PHP warning: "Use of undefined constant B2S_PLUGIN_USER_VERSION" was fixed.


More information: Version 6.5.4 Usability and bug fixes
2020-11-02 16:19

Version 6.5.3 Usability fixes

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.3 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social usability fixes. 

Fixes:

  • Adaptation of Twitter image transmission for image posts.

Now you can share up to four different images in a Twitter post with the image post type. While creating or editing the post with Blog2Social you choose images from your blog post or media gallery. Sharing more than one image improves the visibility of your content and it is also possible to share multiple images in a Facebook post. 

(Pro and Business version)


More information: Version 6.5.3 Usability fixes
2020-10-19 13:59

Version 6.5.2 Optimization of usability

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.2 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social usability optimization. 

  • Hashtag/Keyword usage optimization 

The previous Blog2Social Hashtag settings are now replaced by the Hashtags option in the post templates. With this option, you can choose whether tags from your WordPress posts or pages can be used as hashtags in social media posts.

For Free customers this option is enabled by default. Pro and Business customers can customize this setting.  

  • Telegram is available in the Business Version 

The Instant Messenger Telegram is now available for the Business version of Blog2Social to broadcast content and messages automatically in Telegram Groups as well as Telegram Channels   

Additional improvements:

  • Optimization of Autoposter (M) settings:

WordPress admins can assign and transfer Autoposter settings to other users - Isolation of the initialization process

  • Isolation of the initialization process

More information: Version 6.5.2 Optimization of usability
2020-10-12 13:51

Version 6.5.1 Performance & usability fixes

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5.1 to make sure that you use the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social performance & usability fixes. 

  • Optimization of the hook filter class for image detection in text
  • Selection of subcategories in the list views 
  • Warning: "GetImageSize" (meta data determination) optimized
  • Display of special characters in the post-review mask in case of database coding changes

More information: Version 6.5.1 Performance & usability fixes
2020-10-01 12:06

Version 6.5 Telegram, multiple images, posting templates and Auto-Poster

Update Blog2Social to version 6.5 to share your posts in the Instant Messenger Telegram and to share multiple images on Facebook and Twitter. You can also now choose to exclude links automatically in your Facebook image posts and admins can assign their autoposter settings to other user accounts.

New Instant Messenger Telegram (Business)

Discover the magnificent features of the Telegram messenger! Telegram is a vital channel for connecting with people and broadcasting messages to a virtually unlimited audience.  With the Blog2Social interface, you are now able to connect Blog2Social with your Telegram groups and Telegram channels. This way you can automatically share blog posts in your Telegram channels as well as schedule posts and publish them to the dates you like. 

connect Telegram in B2S

>>> Get more information about Telegram and how to share posts to Telegram with Blog2Social.

Get more attention and vary your posts by sharing multiple images (Pro and Business Version)

With Blog2Social you can now share your WP blog posts with multiple images in the networks Facebook (pages and groups) and Twitter. You can do this by going to your Blog2Social Site & Blog Content and clicking on “Share on social media” at the post you’d like to share. When you edit the post you can choose up to 4 images from your blog post or media gallery. Sharing more than one image improves the visibility of your content. You can create image series, show sequences, and level up your storytelling.

share multiple images

>>> Get more information about how to share multiple images in one post.

Post Templates: Share your Facebook image posts without the link  (Premium)

With the Blog2Social post templates, you can individualize your social media posts for each network. The post template settings now also provide you with the option to exclude your links automatically in your Facebook image posts by clicking the check-box you can see below:

Share posts from other authors automatically with your Auto-Poster settings (Business)

With the new version, WordPress admins can transfer the Auto-Poster settings to other users. This way, WordPress-administrators assign social media channels to other WordPress authors, where they can auto-post without having to create the network connection themselves. Within these settings, the WordPress-administrator decides whether newly published or updated content from other WordPress-authors should be automatically shared. WordPress-authors with assigned Auto-Poster settings and an assigned social-media-network group will then share content automatically, like  the WordPress-administrator selected the content to be shared automatically. 

>>> Get more information about how to assign your auto poster settings in Blog2Social.

More Improvements and Tweaks:

  • You now get more information about the Open Graph Tag “og:image” for Facebook: the “og:image:width” and “og:image:height”.
  • Google My Business: You can choose between several locations if your company is registered for different location groups in Google My Business and if these locations are verified.
  • Post Template:
    • The {EXCERPT} will be adapted correctly to the character limits of each network.
    • Medium: You can now also share the  {CONTENT} besides the {TITLE}.
  • Tab “Site & Blog Content”:
    • You can now filter the “Scheduled Posts” and  “Shared Posts” by social networks.
    • You can also filter your drafts by a time period.
  • Re-Share Poster:  You can now filter the Re-share poster by posts with images.
  • Compatibility: Blog2Social is now compatible with the "WP Automatic Plugin".
  • In WordPress, a subcategory can be created for another subcategory and assigned to a blog post. These different subcategories will be recognized now as filters in Blog2Social.
  • Blog2Social settings “"Add Wordpress Tags as hashtags": Free and Smart license users have this option enabled by default in their network-templates to set the tags from WordPress posts automatically. Users that were using Blog2social Free and Smart licenses on previous Blog2Social versions still have the option to keep their keyword configuration like it was configured before the Blog2Social version 6.5.0.
  • Hooks: The hooks "Filters & Actions" have been extended by the image filter. You can now change images with this filter function.
2020-09-29 15:15

Version 6.4 Posting Templates and Dynamic Previews

Update Blog2Social to version 6.4 to use posting templates for all your social networks to individually customize the layout of the post format for your social media posts. Check your template settings with a dynamic preview of your posts.

Posting Templates: Customize the layout of the post format for all social media networks (Premium)

You can now use posting templates to individually customize your default format for all social media networks. You can now save your individual layout settings as default and select your settings to share your social media posts faster with individually tailored posts on each social network.

Change your post format, select the parameters for your text, add general hashtags, and more!

To define your default settings for a specific social network, click on the “Edit Post Format” Button on the Blog2Social “Networks” panel.


>> Learn how to customize and apply post templates for your social media posts.

Please note: As Instagram does not activate URL links in comments as clickable links,  URL links are no longer added to your post with the default Instagram template.  However,, the template settings now provide you with the option to include your links automatically in your Instagram posts by clicking the check-box you can see below:

Dynamic preview of your posting template settings

To check your settings, a new dynamic preview will show you how your posts will look when shared with the new customized template. The preview of your posting template now changes in real-time, when you change the settings of your post template.

Blog2Social will display the content of  your latest post in the preview as an example to show how your post will look with your customized settings.


More Improvements and Tweaks:

  • You can now filter your blog posts by main categories and subcategories in the overview for your “Website & Blog Content” .
  • You can now correctly filter by “shared by user”, when you open the post overview in the calendar.
  • You can now use a “b2s_filter_wp_post_hashtag” hook for hashtags in Blog2Social.
  • Blog2Social now cuts the pre-filled comment text correctly after a full sentence in XING posts.
  • Posting templates are now correctly applied by the autoposter.

2020-06-10 10:45