We’ve put together a spring cleaning release for you today. A number of bugs have been fixed, which you can see in the changelog.
Of note is the new Development Mode in Jetpack. With this, features that do not require a connection to WordPress.com servers can be activated on a localhost WordPress installation for testing. This has been one of the most demanded features from developers; we are very happy to provide this first iteration today.
Turn on Development Mode right now by adding
define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true); to your
Update: Alex Mills, the developer who added Development Mode, notes the following in the comments below:
A quick note: development mode automatically gets enabled if you don’t have a period in your site’s hostname, i.e.
localhost. If you use a different URL, such as
mycooltestsite.localor something, it is then that you will need to define the
Another note is the new filters for shortcodes and widgets. Jetpack loads a lot of shortcodes and widgets; until now, it was an all or nothing module. Now, you can filter the shortcodes and widgets that Jetpack loads with a mini-plugin of your own.
Use the new
jetpack_widgets_to_include and exclude the widgets or shortcodes that you do not want. Or include new ones!
We hope that you like the new Development Mode and other bug fixes work well for you. If you are in need of assistance, please get in touch with us on our support forums.