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Jetpack 3.0: Now landing at a blog near you

What good are dozens of features if they’re hard to find and use? Welcome to Jetpack 3.0, with a completely overhauled admin interface that makes configuring and managing Jetpack quick, easy, and fun. (Yes, fun!)

Jetpack Dashboard

The new Jetpack Dashboard provides a quick overview of all Jetpack’s powerful features — sort by category, alphabetical order, or by newest additions to get right to the one you’re interested in.

Jetpack 3.0 Dashboard

Interested in a feature, or not sure what it does? Click on the title for a description and related information:

Jetpack 3.0 Related Posts Modal

Jetpack Settings

Head over to the new Settings page to see all the available features. The updated Settings page contains much-requested bulk activate and sorting features. Wondering how to configure a feature? Hover your mouse over any enabled feature to pull up a configuration link:

Jetpack 3.0 Settings

Site Verification Tools

Verifying your site ownership with services like Google, Microsoft’s Bing, and Pinterest can be an experience in frustration. Jetpack 3.0 adds a Site Verification Tools module — just register with any of the available services (links are provided on the feature’s configuration page), drop in the provided key, and presto! Site ownership verified. Read more about it!

And many more!

There are many more minor enhancements and bug fixes with Jetpack 3.0. (Too many to list here!) For full details see the change log.

As always, we’re continually striving to make the Jetpack experience more streamlined and enjoyable. We would love to hear what you think of the new user interface:  what do you like? What would you love to see in the future? Leave us a comment below!

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28 Responses to Jetpack 3.0: Now landing at a blog near you

  1. Awesome! Thanks Jetpack team – the new settings page is exactly what I’ve needed. Cheers!

  2. nabha says:

    Good news! Love the new (de)activation features.

  3. budhajeewa says:

    Thanks a bunch! I love the ability Jetpack provide to enable even more awesomeness in self-hosted WordPress.

  4. How does one disable the login form from the SSO feature? The changelog says there’s a new ‘SSO option to turn off login form completely, to use WordPress.com login exclusively;’ I couldn’t find it anywhere.

    • Hi there!

      There’s no user interface currently to disable this form in this version, however it can still be done via a filter with the following:

      add_filter( ‘jetpack_sso_bypass_login_forward_wpcom’, ‘__return_true’ );

      Hope that clarifies things!

  5. Enhancement: Added SSO option to turn off login form completely, to use WordPress.com login exclusively

    What do you mean by this? I still see the old login form and below that WordPress.com login.

    • Hi there!

      There’s no user interface currently to disable this form in this version, however it can still be done via a filter with the following:

      add_filter( ‘jetpack_sso_bypass_login_forward_wpcom’, ‘__return_true’ );

  6. danstramer says:

    Hi, Thanks alot for this great upgrade.
    but – there are some important design issues related to the RTL display of the new jetpack pages.
    I would love to help out.
    Dan

  7. doktorthomas2 says:

    Jetpack has received many negative assessments in the IT press. Advertising always touts what the offerer thinks are good selling points, avoiding the negative; in light of the dismal reputation, Jetpack should be directly addressing is claimed faults, especially w/r/t security. Jetpack has frequently been cited as an example of the problem with “open software” projects. How does the team respond to that?

    In addition, WordPress has been flagged as one of the next monster user ID hacks because its user data is generally insecure. What is happening there? Who is addressing this problem? Does that exposure extend to free standing (self-hosted) blogs?

    • We don’t really avoid negative assessments, if anything I welcome them as opportunities to start conversations about how things can improve, or at the very least, coming to an understanding of each other’s points.

      I’m somewhat confused what you’re referring to as Jetpack’s security faults, especially those intrinsic to open software projects. When we find a security flaw, we address it thoroughly, promptly, and responsibly, and are rather proactive in notifying our users — going so far as to disconnect sites and potentially lose users, rather than risk their security being compromised.

      I’m seeing a lot of general assertions in your question, but nothing specific to back them up. I’m happy to have a conversation about your concerns, but to do that I need to understand the specifics to which you are referring. If you’d like to continue this conversation privately as you believe you have legitimate security concerns, please feel free to either email me directly — georgestephanis at automattic.com — or file a report via our disclosure program at Hacker One — https://hackerone.com/automattic/

  8. Jay Versluis says:

    Thanks for your hard work, team! I love JetPack – no site should be without it ;-)

    I’ve noticed a small glitch in which the new sharing icons are stacked up – this only manifests when using the P2 theme (which I also love). In case anyone is experiencing this, I’ve explained how to fix it here: http://wpguru.co.uk/2014/05/how-to-fix-jetpack-3-0-sharing-icons-in-p2/

    With a bit of CSS they look as lovely as ever in P2:

    /* fix JetPack 3.0 Sharing Icons */
    .sd-content ul li {
        float: left;
    }
    
  9. d1taylor says:

    I’m a big Jetpack fan so thanks for your continued efforts. It’s pretty hard to figure out all of the modules now, however. We need a book or ebook that has a few pages on each module, including an example screenshot of what it adds and its most important settings. And one more thing: I’m using the Jetpack “subscribe” option to let readers get my updates via email and it’s working great, but I’m wondering if there’s any way I can add a few lines of introduction (ideally “raw html”) to the messages, or even arbitrary header and footer content. Possible?

  10. Since install the update this morning, I’ve noticed that the like button contents overlaps the entry-meta. While this may be a theme issue, I have tried numerous themes that have the same problem. But I would like to take this moment to say thank you for a great product.

  11. I like the mono-color of the recent Jetpack 3.0. However, I noticed that with the current version, the “Like” button overlaps with my WP (Studiopress) “tag” area. As I’m not that tech savvy, any suggestion on how to fix this?

  12. jonhdoe660 says:

    I like the new look, but can we have a gallery with a slider? :)

  13. Dan Stramer says:

    Hi
    I noticed that the ALT tags in the galleries are not populated there is just ‘alt’ inside the image tag (tiled gallery),
    Since this is a very important SEO aspect – do you know when this will be fixed?
    Thanks
    Dan

    • Jeremy says:

      An alt attribute is added to each image in your galleries if you’ve defined an alt value for the image, regardless of the gallery type. If that doesn’t work on your site, coud you make sure that you’re running the latest version of Jetpack?

      If that doesn’t help, could you send us an email with more details about your site, and links to galleries where you experience issues?

      Thanks!

      • danstramer says:

        Thanks Jeremy, my mistake. I entered text in the ‘caption’ field instead of the ‘alt’ field.
        It’s showing now correctly.
        Thanks.
        Dan

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