Plugin Updates – NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster, Wordfence Security, and WordPress Seo

NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster

This plugin has been evolving over the last several weeks as the authors have made this a major release version of late, see this post: Auto-Poster Plugin Automatically Re-publishes Blog Posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and More

This update includes a much faster settings pages, updated WordPress 3.8 compatibility and several bug fixes. New features such as  the Ability to set all posts “Enabled/Disabled for repost”should make the reposting process much easier for those sites with a lot of posts that were done before installation of this plugin.

  • Version: 3.1.0
  • Author: Next Scripts
  • Last Updated: 12/12/2013
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.8.0

 

3.1.0 [12/12/2013]

  • New – WordPress 3.8 Compatibility
  • New – New Ajax based settings page – 7 times lighter and faster.
  • New – Filter autoposting by tags and custom taxonomies.
  • New – Ability to set all posts “Enabled/Disabled for repost” according to the Categories/Tags/Custom Taxonomies filters
  • Improvement – Performance/compatibility improvement with latest LastPass extension.
  • Improvement – Better compatibility with SSL.
  • Improvement/Bug Fix – HTML tags and shortcodes are now removed from Facebook attached titles.
  • Improvement/Bug Fix – Compatibility with new LinkedIn security feature “We just sent you the code”.
  • Bug Fix – Facebook – wrong image was selected for “Image” posts in some configurations.
  • Bug Fix – broken reposting if “Newer then XX Days” value is too big.
  • Bug Fix – FriendFeed was ignoring message format and posting checkbox.
  • Bug Fix – Incorrect display of “Time to Post” for scheduled posts.
  • Bug Fix – incorrect “Autopost Cancelled” messages.

 

WordFence Security

This Recent WordFence update is only a minor update to fix some compatibility issues that were only issues on older php versions and to address some of the WordPress 3.8 upgrade compatibility as well.

  • Version: 3.8.9
  • Author: Mark Maunder
  • Last Updated: 12/12/2013
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.3.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.8

 

3.8.9

  • Fix: Fixed issue that caused certain Wordfence login functions to not work. Was a PHP 5.4 vs older version incompatibility issue.
  • Updated GeoIP location database to new version for country blocking.
  • Fix: Resolved issue that caused the Issues that Wordfence found to not be displayed in some cases.
  • Updated to WordPress 3.8 Compatibility.

 

WordPress SEO

The WordPRess SEO plugin is by far one of the most widely used SEO plugins available. The team has released a minor update to a couple of bug fixes in the 1.4.21 release. However, it does come on the back of a more lengthy 1.4.20 release which is also listed in which which several major bug fixes were addressed. Anytime there are some major changes you should expect to see several updates for bug fixes. Make sure your up to the newest version.

  • Version: 1.4.21
  • Author: Joost de Valk
  • Last Updated: 12/15/2013
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.5 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.8

 

 

1.4.21

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix notice for ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE not being defined.
    • Fix missing function in install by adding a require.

1.4.20

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed bug where posts set to always index would not end up in XML sitemap.
    • Fix Invalid argument supplied for foreach() notice for WPML as reported by pbearne – props Jrf.
    • Yoast tracking cron job will now unschedule on disallowing of tracking, on deactivation and on uninstall, inspired by Bluebird Blvd. – props Jrf.
    • Fix issue #453: setting shop as homepage caused a notice and wrong title with WooCommerce.
    • Fixed a bug #449 where a canonical, when manually set for a category, tag or term, could get pagination added to it on paginated pages, when it shouldn’t.
    • Fixed a bug where manually set canonicals would end up in rel="next" and rel="prev" tags.
    • Fixed a bug #450 where noindexed pages would appear in the HTML sitemap.
    • Fixed a bug where non-public taxonomies would appear in the HTML sitemap.
    • Fixed quotes not working in meta title and description for terms, issue #405.
    • Make sure author sitemap works when they should.
    • Fix some notices in author sitemap, issue #402.
    • Fix breadcrumbs being broken on empty post type archives, issue #443.
    • Fixed a possible caching issue when title_test option remained set, issue #419.
    • Make sure og:description is shown on homepage when it’s left empty in settings, fixes #441.
    • Make sure there are no WPML leftovers in our title, issue #383.
    • Fix padding on fix it buttons with 3.8 design, issue #400.
    • Hide SEO columns in responsive admin ( in 3.8 admin design ), issue #445.
  • Misc
    • Switch back to MailChimp for newsletter subscribe.
  • i18n
    • Updated es_ES, pt_BR & ru_RU
    • Added sk_SK