After two months of silence, here comes Jetpack 2.6! Chock-full of enhancements and goodness, we can’t wait for you to try it out.
New Modules: Single Sign On and Jetpack Monitor
Single Sign On replaces the previous WordPress.com Connect module, added in 2.4. Improving on the WPCC module’s setup process, Single Sign On takes one click to activate, then you’re off to the races! It will also streamline subsequent log ins, as you’ll no longer need a manual approval at sites where you’ve previously been authenticated.
Our other new module, Jetpack Monitor, is an uptime monitor that will check your site every five minutes. If it ever looks like your site is down, we’ll fire off an email to give you a heads-up. Easy, right?
We’ve also included a pile of other enhancements. We’ve switched the code editor in our Custom CSS module, and bundled new filters, new custom post types, and new widgets. We’ve added performance improvements across many modules, as well as support for WP-CLI. We now also make sure that your Publicize connections haven’t expired in the background as you write.
We’re tremendously proud of our latest release, and hope you’ll give it a shot.
- The Jetpack Team
The Jetpack Team recently spent a week collaborating on the awesomeness of this release down in Puerto Rico! Interested in joining us? You should apply!
Jetpack 2.3.4 is out! Included are a number of bug fixes and enhancements — from using the freshest Genericon assets to improving many of our translations, it’s the best Jetpack yet.
We’ve also lightened the load by dropping many of the “retina display” versions of WordPress Core assets that core has had come bundled with since 3.5. If you’re still running WordPress 3.4, it may be time to look at upgrading!
For a full changelog, check out http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/changelog/
Theme crafters often ask whether Photon — the free Image Content Delivery Network module in Jetpack — can be used to speed up page loads and save on bandwidth when delivering images from their themes. The short answer: Yes! Read on for the how-to.
Howdy, Jetpack Community!
We’ve just released v2.3.1 to the plugins repository. This is both a security release, and fixes a number of minor bugs that we’ve found in the past few weeks.
The security aspect related to a missing capability check that permitted a non-intuitive, but feasible method for authenticated users to activate modules, but not to view or change any configurations. We added in the proper checks to ensure that this never happens in the future, and are currently looking at retooling the administrative UI for the next release.
Other changes include:
- Comments: We added in some additional classes to the comment form markup to mirror the upcoming changes in core.
- Debug: We improved the test results output by making the error messages clearer and more succinct.
- Likes: We fixed a static warning, and added some styling if you’ve got MP6 enabled.
- Omnisearch: We fixed a couple strict warnings from newer versions of PHP, delayed the inclusion and declaration of providers until admin_init, and made it easier to search custom post types.
- Sharing: We applied a couple of layout patches including: updating the Pinterest element width when necessary, adjusting length to better fit tweets, and migrating the LinkedIn button to their official sharing link.
- Social Links: We refactored the class for a more consistent codebase.
- Twitter Timeline Widget: We started applying some better data validation for the widget dimensions.
- We added a
MINUTE_IN_SECONDS and related constants for backward compatability with WordPress 3.4
As always, please let us know if you have any issues cropping up, so that we can quickly deal with them!