Here’s a quick run down on what was “new” in Version 2.
- Collapsible blocks on the Options Page : this should hopefully make the options page less daunting, especially as there will be a lot more options available in Version 2.
- Like Widget Revisited: Wordbooker V1 used the Facebook “Fan” box for its like widget. Version 2 uses the Facebook “Like” box which has different parameters. So you might need to revisit your settings
- Posting to Groups : this is something that a lot of people want and as Facebook seem to blur the difference between Groups and Pages (Aka Fan Pages) it seemed sensible to get this working
- Posting to Notes : there are other applications that post WordPress posts to Facebook notes but Wordbooker didn’t do it. However as I’m already doing 90% of the work adding the extra bit of code to allow you to post complete posts to FB Notes seemed sensible.
- A completely revamped comment handling process which should make things a lot more reliable.
- Cosmetic changes to the Widgets – allowing users to hide elements. Elements will also have CSS tags associated with them
- Like and Share buttons are currently hard coded. V2 will introduce post tags and template functions allowing finer control over their location.
- Better support for Networked blogs mode. Version 1 will create a set of tables per blog which is far from idea. So V2 will use one set of tables per installation which I’m sure you’ll agree is a lot nicer. Also this will allow someone on a blog farm to only have to authenticate once against FB for all the blogs they are a member of, rather than authenticate against FB for each blog they are a member of.
And what will be coming up in later versions of Version 2:
- Assign Categories to Pages/Groups : Set up categories to send blog posts to specific Facebook Pages or Groups. This of course will only work if you have Pages or Groups on Facebook that you are an administrator for.
- Category inclusion / Exclusion : Set posts with specific categories to be excluded from being pushed to your FB wall, or make it so that posts with specific categories are always posted even if the default publish is turned off.
- Post Queue manipulation : rather than posts simply being pushed to FB when they are published on your blog this will allow you to basically publish to your blog but delay the push to Facebook.