Well, it happened again. While working on a small update to SEO Content Factory, more and more ideas for features kept piling on. Version 2.6 is now ready for download. Here's what's new:

  • Scheduled Tweets: write tweets now, and schedule them to be posted to Twitter later. You can schedule an unlimited number of tweets as far in advance as you wish. There are limits on how fast they can go out, but based on analysis of our server logs, the limits should affect few people, if anyone. And you'll see a way to increase your limits in the Twitter configuration interface. (Scheduling tweets requires a server that supports outgoing SSL connections. If you've used SEO Content Factory to tweet before, and it doesn't open a new window when you do, you should be fine.)
  • Sharing via Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn: you'll see sharing buttons at the top of each post (by default -- you can turn them off in the configuration panel).
  • Link Unrolling: for feeds whose item links point to URL shortening or tracking services (like FeedBurner), SEO Content Factory can automatically look up the final destination URL, which will sometimes save you the step of using the "unshorten" plugin. Also, this feature works with the sharing buttons mentioned above to ensure that you're sharing the final destination URL instead of the tracking URL. The share counts shown in the buttons will be for the final URL, which is usually more representative than the stats for the tracking URL.
  • Deactivate Feeds: if you want SEO Content Factory to stop checking a feed for new items, but don't want to delete it completely, you can deactivate it.
  • Other Minor Enhancements: spelling fixes, the unshorten plugin uses slightly less bandwidth, etc.

The easiest way to upgrade is simply to overwrite all the old files with the new ones. Alternatively, to upgrade from the most recent version, you may upload the following files, overwriting the old files where they exist:

Reader Comment:
Bill said:
Thanks Antone! This sounds like a great update.
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  • carp
    • carp.php
    • carpinc.php
    • plugins/mysql.php
  • conf.php
  • configure.php
  • content.php
  • default-conf.php
  • edit-scheduled.php
  • feed-list.php
  • groups.php (workgroup version only)
  • install.php
  • lobster.js
  • poll.php
  • post_templates.php
  • remote.php
  • styles.css
  • title.php
  • update.php
  • img/scheduled.png
  • publishing-plugins/twitter
    • twitter.css
    • twitter.js
    • twitter.php
  • url-shortener-plugins/unshorten/unshorten.php

Enjoy!