Jetpack 1.8.1 Released

Jetpack 1.8.1 has been released to address issues that some users experienced with Jetpack 1.8.

What has changed since 1.8? We…

  • …fixed a bug preventing some users from viewing stats.
  • Fixed a bug that broke some sites when the Mobile Theme module was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the usage of the Top Posts widget.
  • Updated the Twitter widget to prevent malware warnings by some security software.
  • Fixed a bug in the Mobile Theme that caused errors for some users with custom header images.
  • Fixed a bug in the Mobile Theme that was disabling some toolbar buttons.
  • Made mobile app promos in the Mobile Theme footer opt-in.

For a complete list of changes, see the official Jetpack Changelog.

You should see the update available in your WordPress dashboard shortly; alternatively, you can always download the latest version of Jetpack here at as well.

Remember to contact support or post in the support forum if you need help.  A quick update like this wouldn’t be possible without the bug reports submitted by you and other users, so we are grateful for your participation.

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Jetpack 1.8: Mobile Theme

According to very respected research, it’s estimated that approximately a lot of people browse the Web via a mobile device.  When those people view your site, are they seeing your site in the best possible format for their small screen?  With the new Mobile Theme in Jetpack, you can be sure that they are.

Jetpack’s Mobile Theme displays your content in a clean, uncluttered interface, making it easy for mobile visitors to scan your site. We took special care to make the mobile theme as lightweight as possible to ensure quick navigation and fast loading times for those sometimes spotty mobile connections.

The mobile theme is opt-in, so you’ll have to manually enable it from the Jetpack dashboard.  For more information, see the Jetpack Mobile Theme support page.

The mobile theme isn’t the only upgrade in Jetpack 1.8: we’ve included a great new “Top Posts and Pages” widget, and now, multiple users on Jetpack sites can connect with their own accounts. These new connections will enable exciting additions in future Jetpack releases such as integrating the Notifications system into Jetpack sites.

We haven’t just been adding feature after amazing feature; we’ve fixed some bugs too. Custom CSS has been improved, and the links in the Twitter widget have been corrected. For a complete list of bug fixes, see the changelog.

Update: Jetpack 1.8.1 has been released to address some issues with Jetpack 1.8.

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Jetpack 1.7: Custom CSS

The updates just keep on rolling in—Custom CSS has just landed in Jetpack! You now have the ability to add to or replace your theme’s CSS right from your blog dashboard, no child theme required.

To use the CSS editor, first make sure the Custom CSS panel is activated on your main Jetpack page and go to Appearance → Edit CSS. You’ll find the editing interface is fueled up with features like syntax coloring, auto-indentation, and immediate feedback on the validity of the CSS you’re writing. Revisions are saved in case you make a mistake, and invalid CSS is removed on save.

In addition, we’re always working to improve the existing features in Jetpack.  Jetpack Comments got a nice UI improvement in this release: when you submit a comment, there’s no more annoying fullpage load on  Everything stays on your site :)  Also, if you’re using the pretty (a.k.a. not “official”) sharing buttons, we’ve added share counts to the Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn buttons.

Last but not least, no release is complete without bug fixes.  We fixed a bunch of bugs in the Sharing, Contact Form, Subscriptions, Carousel, and other features.  For a more complete list of bug fixes, see the changelog.

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Jetpack 1.6: Retina and Pinterest

I’ve already spoken at length about the wonders of Retina displays, so go check that out if you want to see why they’re the cat’s pajamas.

Right now I want to tell you what it means for you, a sophisticated Jetpack user:

  • We’ve updated all the icons in Jetpack, including the Sharing ones, all the dashboard graphics, to be HiDPI.
  • Many retina updates for core weren’t ready for the 3.4 release, so we’ve bundled a hotfix that brings all the Retina improvements for 3.5 to Jetpack blogs, today. You won’t have to wait for December 5th to get all the improvements, download or update Jetpack today.
  • All Gravatars, mshots, and images embedded from * will show up high-resolution.
  • Finally as a bonus, this release includes the much-requested Pinterest share buttons.

As the kids say, boom. Here’s a comparison of regular and HiDPI:

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Jetpack Comments Now Available at a Launchpad Near You

The wait is finally over. You’ve been asking for it for months and we are finally ready to ship it.

Jetpack Comments has arrived!

We’re breaking down the barriers between you and your audience. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment. No longer do they need to create yet another account and profile.

Since it is a large change, we are making Jetpack Comments opt-in. To activate it, just visit the Jetpack menu on your Dashboard and click the Activate button inside the Jetpack Comments box.

When activated, Jetpack Comments takes the place of your theme’s comment form in this nifty, sleek form:

To leave a comment, just click in the box and start typing.

After a visitor has written a comment, they will have several ways to identify themselves. A visitor can leave a comment as a guest¹, or they can choose to use their, Twitter, or Facebook account. For example:

You can also change the “Leave a Reply” heading and the color scheme of the Jetpack Comments form under the Settings → Discussion menu.

Bug Fixes

We’ve also fixed a few outstanding bugs in this release:

  • Multiple fixes for Sharing, such as updates for language locales on the Facebook Like button and making the More button more reliable.
  • Updates to the YouTube and Audio shortcodes for better URL escaping.
  • Update the YouTube shortcode to respect the embed settings in Settings → Media when appropriate.
  • Code clean up for After the Deadline.

You should see the update available in your WordPress dashboard shortly. Alternatively, you can always download the latest version of Jetpack here at as well.

Remember to contact support if you need help.

On the Horizon

We’re always excited to bring more features to Jetpack. While we can’t provide any estimates on when these will be included in Jetpack, here are some of the additions or improvements that we are planning:

  • Increased customizability of the Subscription feature’s emails.
  • A better Jetpack management interface.
  • A refresh of the Sharing options.

¹ Guest commenting is still controlled by the options in Settings → Discussion; if you disable guest commenting, visitors will not be able to use this option in Jetpack Comments.

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Jetpack 1.3 Released: Contact Forms

Jetpack 1.3 is here and adds a new feature: Contact Forms. If you’ve used’s Contact Forms or Grunion Contact Form, Jetpack’s new feature should look familiar.

To create a contact form, click the contact form icon above the post editor.

A popup will appear allowing you to add, edit, and reorder the fields you want in the contact form.

You can also customize the email address to which the contact form sends. Check out the gallery below for more details.

In the end, you’ll have an Akismet anti-spam protected[1] contact form on whatever WordPress post or page you want.

In addition to receiving an email for each contact form response, all responses will be listed in the Feedbacks section of your WordPress Admin.

Bug Fixes

We’ve also fixed a couple small bugs. This release:

  • Improves YouTube embed handling and improves support for URLs and
  • Correctly loads Sharing admin styles on all server/WordPress configurations.

You should see the update available in your WordPress dashboard shortly. Alternatively, you can always download the latest version of Jetpack here at as well.

Remember to contact support if you need help.

On the Horizon

In no particular order, here are a few of the things we’re adding or improving in Jetpack:

  • The commenting features currently available on,
  • Increased customizability of the Subscription feature’s emails, and
  • A better Jetpack management interface.

While we’re excited to get all these updates, and more, out to your sites, we don’t have any estimates on when any of these will be included in Jetpack.

1: Assuming you have the Akismet plugin installed. You do, right?

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Jetpack 1.2.3 Released

Jetpack 1.2.3 is a bug fix and security release. Please update. :)

Changes in 1.2.3:

  • Expands URLs in the Twitter widget
  • Fixes some WordPress MultiSite issues
  • Fixes most “loading title” stats issues
  • Fixes a rare infinite redirect loop bug
  • Stops sending subscription emails if the subscriptions feature is turned off in Jetpack
  • Correctly displays your subscribers beyond the first page of posts
  • Allows you to embed multiple Google Maps in the same post
  • Improves YouTube embed handling and improves support for URLs
  • Improves Vimeo embed handling
  • Improve look of the Google +1 sharing button to match the other sharing buttons
  • Properly handle a users’ Spelling and Grammar settings
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent you from posting when the Spelling and Grammar feature’s proofreading service is unavailable

For a more complete list of bug fixes, see the official Jetpack Changelog.

You should see the update available in your WordPress dashboard shortly. Alternatively, you can always download the latest version of Jetpack here at as well.

We’re also in the process of adding a few new awesome features that we think you’ll like.
Stay tuned! :)

Remember to contact support if you need help.

Update: A bug slipped by and we shipped a quick 1.2.4 to address it.

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Jetpack 1.2.2 Released

Version 1.2.2 fixes a few small bugs that affected a small percentage of sites.

  • The expected modules get reactivated correctly during unusual upgrade paths. I’m looking at you, Sharing Module.
  • Theme compatibility (in particular the Koi theme) has been improved for subscriptions.
  • A reference to an unused CSS background image has been removed.
  • Subscription requests are no longer sent during spam comment submissions. Who wants spammers subscribing to your site anyway?

As always, if you need help, please contact support.

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Thanks for the Bug Reports: Jetpack 1.2.1 Released

Thanks to your help tracking down bugs in Jetpack 1.2, we’ve been able to quickly ship a new release that fixes most of the problems you reported.

Bugs fixed in version 1.2.1:

  • Missing/Inaccessible Sites Stats page: We made the stats pages faster in Jetpack 1.2. In Jetpack 1.2.1, we actually made them visible.
  • Scary looking errors during upgrade: There were some nasty looking, but ultimately harmless, errors during upgrade for some people.
  • The “menu bubble” for new features shows the wrong number: For some types of upgrades, the bubble’s count was incorrect.
  • The presence of VaultPress is not detected accurately: Our colleagues at VaultPress fixed this one for us.
  • Bad link to Jetpack FAQ: Lastly, a tiny update that only the eagle-eyed spotted.

You should see the update available in your WordPress dashboard shortly. As always, you can download the latest version of Jetpack here at as well.

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Announcing Jetpack 1.2

Here at Jetpack HQ we’ve been working hard over the last few weeks, finishing up a major update for Jetpack: we’re calling it Jetpack 1.2.

Among other highlights for this release are two of the most frequently requested features: support for Google+ in the Sharing toolbar and Email subscriptions, a feature which lets your readers get every single post on your blog direct to their email inbox.

Other new features and enhancements include:

  • Email subscriptions to your blog
  • Improved UI for showing new and updated Jetpack features
  • Better support for other languages
  • Smarter and safer Jetpack upgrades
  • New Shortcodes for VideoPress & Google Maps
  • Added LinkedIn and Google+ buttons to Sharing UI
  • Image Widget
  • RSS Links Widget

To download:

  • If you have an earlier version of Jetpack: go to Dashboard->Updates. If Jetpack isn’t listed, click the Check Again button (it may take a few minutes for Jetpack 1.2 to appear).
  • Or, go to your Dashboard. Under Plugins, click “Add New”. Type ‘Jetpack’ into the search field.
  • Or if you prefer to do it manually download the latest version here. For Support, go here.
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