What is the difference between the Free and Pro versions?

The Free version of WPSSO from WordPress.org is a full-featured, stable and well supported plugin. The Pro version builds on this solid base by adding support for NextGEN Gallery albums, galleries and images (shortcodes, image tags, album / gallery preview images, etc.), e-commerce products (Easy Digital Downloads, MarketPress WordPress eCommerce, WP e-Commerce, and WooCommerce), tighter integration with SEO plugins (All in One SEO Pack, HeadSpace2 SEO, The SEO Framework, Yoast SEO), service APIs (Bitly, Facebook, Vimeo, Wistia, Youtube, and more), enhanced customization features for each individual Post and Page, image upscaling / enlargement, and much more.

Upgrading to the Pro version is simple and easy:

  1. Click on the “Purchase the Pro Version” button located on any SSO settings page.
  2. Purchase the plugin easily and quickly through Paypal.
  3. Seconds after your purchase you will receive an email with your Authentication ID.
  4. Install the WPSSO Update Manager extension.
  5. Enter your Authentication ID in the SSO Pro Licenses settings page.
  6. Update the plugin from within WordPress (like any other plugin update).

Multisite Aware

The Pro version license(s) can also be assigned to the whole multisite network and/or to specific sites within the multisite network. Please note that the default site / blog must be licensed to allow Pro version updates from the Network Admin interface.

Quick List of Features

WPSSO Pro / Additional Features

⊛   Includes a Social and Search Optimization metabox for Posts, Pages, custom post types, user profiles, and term / taxonomy (category and tag) editing pages — the Social and Search Optimization metabox allows you to customize the article topic, the shared title, the Open Graph / Facebook / Rich Pin / Google Search / Twitter Card descriptions, along with the shared image and/or video.

⊛   Fully renders content (including shortcodes) for accurate description texts and embedded video detection.

⊛   Validates minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.

⊛   Support for embedded videos in content text (iframe and object HTML markup).

⊛   Additional Facebook / Open Graph / Rich Pin meta tags and Schema markup for videos and e-commerce products.

⊛   Twitter Player Card meta tags for embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube.

⊛   Include or exclude individual Facebook / Open Graph / Google / SEO / Twitter Card / Schema meta tag from the webpage head section.

⊛   Allows you to customize the field names, label, and add / remove the contacts on user profile pages and Co-Authors Plus guest author profiles:

  • AIM
  • Facebook URL
  • Google Talk
  • Google+ URL
  • Instagram URL
  • LinkedIn URL
  • MySpace URL
  • Pinterest URL
  • Skype Username
  • Tumblr URL
  • Twitter @username
  • Yahoo IM
  • YouTube Channel URL

⊛   Optional URL shortening with Bitly, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.

⊛   Integrates with 3rd party plugins and services for additional image, video, e-commerce product details, SEO settings, etc. The following modules are included with the Pro version, and are automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are required.

  • Integration with 3rd Party Plugins
    • All in One SEO Pack
    • bbPress
    • BuddyPress (including Group Forum Topics)
    • Co-Authors Plus (including Guest Authors)
    • Easy Digital Downloads
    • Gravity Forms + GravityView
    • HeadSpace2 SEO
    • MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
    • NextGEN Gallery
    • Polylang
    • rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
    • The Events Calendar
    • The SEO Framework
    • WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3)
    • WordPress REST API (version 2)
    • WP eCommerce
    • WP Product Review (requires the WPSSO JSON Pro extension)
    • WP Recipe Maker (requires the WPSSO JSON Pro extension)
    • WP Ultimate Recipe (requires the WPSSO JSON Pro extension)
    • Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO)
    • Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce
  • Integration with Service APIs
    • Bitly
    • Facebook Embedded Videos
    • Google URL Shortener
    • Gravatar (Author Image)
    • Ow.ly
    • Slideshare Presentations
    • TinyURL
    • Vimeo Videos
    • Wistia Videos
    • Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS)
    • YouTube Videos and Playlists

⊛   Additional Pro extensions for WPSSO Pro:

⊛   Purchase WPSSO Core Pro plugin here (all purchases include a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy).