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!
In the latest update to Jetpack, we have some exciting new features to share with you including integration of Google services and products, adding VideoPress to our list of modules, and the ability to embed your Facebook updates into your blog posts. Let’s take a closer look at each of these new features!
We’ve got a great update for you all including two new modules, three new shortcodes, and some updates and fixes to your favorite Jetpack modules!
Jetpack 2.3.5 is out and contains an update to our Publicize feature! Our Publicize feature is a quick, simple way to build your readership and share your latest content automatically on other social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.
Working with our good friends at Path, we’re excited to announce that you can now connect your WordPress blog and Path account. Once connected, when you create new content on your site, a Path “moment” will also be created, with a link back to your site.
Read the Path announcement on WordPress.com to find out more.
Hello Jetpack community,
This week, we released versions 2.3.2 and 2.3.3 of Jetpack.
Dear Jetpack Community,
Today we released Jetpack 2.2.5. This is a minor release with a few small bug fixes:
- Stats enhancement: counting of registered users’ views can now be enabled for specific roles
- Security tightening for metadata support in the REST API
- Minor update to the Twitter Timeline widget for future compatibility
- Custom CSS: prevent a possible PHP warning, and allow the content width setting to be larger than the theme’s content width
You should update immediately via the one-click update prompt in your dashboard.
You can read the full changelog here. As always, please get in touch with us if you run into an issue. We’d be very happy to help!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the web, it’s that people really like to like things. That’s why the latest version of Jetpack introduces a “Like” feature. The new feature enables a “Like” area at the bottom of your posts and pages. A button allows your readers to show appreciation for your posts as well as save your posts for later viewing on WordPress.com using the Reader.
Once a user likes your post, their Gravatar will be displayed below your content, allowing you to engage with them further. You’ll also receive a notification in your toolbar if you have the notifications module enabled, and an email notifying you of the action.
Likes isn’t the only new feature in this release. We’ve also added a Readmill widget, a bulk spam feature to the contact form, improved our Pinterest share button integration, and a slew of bug fixes.
For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.
Dear Jetpack Community,
Today we released Jetpack 2.1.2. This is mainly a bug fix release to get some outstanding issues squashed. We have resolved 34 bugs and added 2 enhancements, by my count. That’s pretty impressive, for a point release!
The highlights for this release are:
- the new TED shortcode. You can now copy and paste the shortcode offered on http://ted.com/talks and embed it directly in your WordPress+Jetpack-powered post or page.
- filters for Infinite Scroll. These filters allow themes and plugins to provide additional assets that should be loaded before a new set of posts is appended to the DOM.
You can read the full changelog here. Get in touch with us via our support form if you need any assistance.
Posting photo galleries on your WordPress blog is a fun way to share your experiences with the world, but do plain old thumbnail grids truly express your artistic side? No, they don’t. That’s why we’ve added tiled galleries to Jetpack.
Tiled galleries allow you to create beautiful photo mosaics for your blog posts. Just activate the Tiled Gallery module (and optionally set the tiled layout as the default) to create gorgeous galleries in seconds. Your friends will envy you, and your enemies will fear you.
You might be thinking, “Are tiled galleries the only new feature in Jetpack 2.1? If they are, that’s certainly understandable, because it’s an amazing addition to an already feature-rich plugin.” No, tiled galleries are not the only new feature; we’ve also added a slideshow mode for galleries. Just choose Slideshow from the Type dropdown when creating your gallery, and you’ll instantly have a dynamic photo display. Slideshows and tiled galleries both look amazing on mobile devices, and they both integrate seamlessly with the Carousel module.
In addition to giving you new ways to show off your photographs, we’ve spent a lot of time fixing bugs, too. Photon, Infinite Scroll, Publicize, Sharing, and the Contact Form modules have all been given some TLC, and the Custom CSS editor has been updated. For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.
Update: Jetpack 2.1.1 has been released to fix a bug that was preventing updates from Jetpack 1.9.2 and older.