Jetpack 1.9: Toolbar Notifications

Jetpack 1.9 is here. That’s right, it’s time for another big helping of Jetpack awesomeness. This release brings you Toolbar Notifications, Mobile Push Notifications, Custom CSS for mobile themes, a JSON API, and improvements to the Contact Form.

Notifications adds a menu to your toolbar that lets you read, moderate, reply to comments from any page on your blog. Plus, if find yourself on TechCrunch, GigaOm, or any of the millions of other sites running on, you’ll be able to view and moderate comments on your own site from the toolbar there, too.

Mobile Push Notifications for iOS: Users who link their accounts to and use WordPress for iOS 3.2 can now get push notifications of comments.

Custom CSS can now be applied to mobile themes.

The REST API is now available in Jetpack. That means developers can build cool applications that interact with your site, and applications built on this API for can now work with Jetpack-enabled sites, too.

The Contact Form has been overhauled to fix incompatibilities with other plugins, and Sync has been improved to ensure consistent data from your Jetpack blog is available in your Site Stats. For a complete list of bug fixes, see the change log.

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14 Responses to Jetpack 1.9: Toolbar Notifications

  1. jhfarr says:

    But when will the subscriptions allow us to send just an excerpt and not the whole damn post???

    Thanks. :-)


    • Beau Lebens says:

      Actually, that’s one of the things that has been updated in this release. Jetpack uses your existing feed setting to control this, so just make sure that your settings are configured in “Settings > Reading > For each article in a feed, show (Summary)” and your subscribers will receive the excerpt you wrote, along with a “read more” link back to your site.

  2. Scott Berkun says:

    The Dude abides Jetpack.

  3. Greg says:

    Reblogged this on gibrown> and commented:

    In addition to a notifications system that spans across and WordPress sites with Jetpack installed; the new Jetpack also has a great JSON API.

  4. Interesting. Will there be instructions for those of us who are not as computer savvy?

  5. Egill says:

    Reblogged this on Egill.

  6. Joey Kudish says:

    Reblogged this on Joey Kudish and commented:

    Pretty significant Jetpack update out today. Exciting things coming from Automattic for self-hosted sites!

  7. Roman says:

    Thank you for further developing & releasing new versions.

  8. Nice one, I love jetpack :)

  9. Does this mean Klout works with WordPress installations now?

  10. germainkirk says:

    Keep up the awesome work guys and gals – jetpack is making everyone’s life better :)

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