It’s been a lot of work coming, and now the first beta of Post Promoter Pro 2.1 is ready for testing. We’ve added a few big things, and fixed some bugs (both small and large). Here’s a quick rundown on what’s changed:

Facebook Support!

One of the most requested features, and one I’ve been wanting to include for a while. The API is a bit tricky, but I think it’s nailed down pretty well. You can now connect your Facebook account and choose if you want to publish to your own timeline, or the timeline of a page you have the publish permissions to. It uses your featured image as well to make it stand out amongst the other posts:

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 10.52.23 AM

A new social media profile manager

With the addition of Facebook, I quickly realized that how we all managed the social media accounts was a bit…kludgy. I updated it to be a bit more “WordPressy” and use the table view. With debug mode on (like in the screenshot) you can also see when your Facebook and Linkedin tokens need refreshing.
Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 10.45.29 AM

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected an issue with LinkedIn Expiration

    There was some incorrect math for determining the expiration of LinkedIn Tokens. This has been fixed, you’ll just need to disconnect and reconnect to LinkedIn to correct it.

  • Fixed removing scheduled shares

    For scheduled or draft posts, I’ve fixed a bug where checking the “Do not schedule tweets for this post” didn’t remove the already scheduled shares.

  • Visual improvements to the Twitter Metabox

    Fixed a small padding issue in the Twitter Metabox

  • Improve compatibility of plugin loading

    As extensions to Post Promoter Pro are being built, a more consistent loading was necessary, so we’ve moved it to load at a specific hook.

  • Improved character count when featured image is selected

    When you add a featured image, the character count warnings are updated to warn at a lower number, to account for the image link

  • Improve Session Usage

    A session is only needed when saving posts or publishing a share. Updated the code to only kick up the sessions when necessary. Should help with some caching issues.

Where do I get it

As before, if your’s hasn’t already, I’ve increased all license keys activation counts to allow users to test on a staging environment before going live. Please use them accordingly. You can download this beta from the Account Page

Written by Chris Klosowski

Hey, my name is Chris Klosowski, a WordPress plugin developer based out of Queen Creek, Arizona, and the developer of Post Promoter Pro. I am also a Lead Developer for Easy Digital Downloads, a complete eCommerce plugin for selling digital products through WordPress, as well as a WordPress core contributor. I focus mainly on eCommerce and social media-based plugins, but love building small utility plugins when the need arises.

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