Great news for Jetpack users! With the release of the new WordPress.com, there are some exciting improvements for Jetpack users, too!
The Jetpack plugin now gives your self-hosted sites access to the new WordPress.com publishing and site-building tools — and the brand new WordPress.com app for Mac, along with a host of features to speed up, secure, and simplify site administration like automatic backups and plugin auto-updating.
Use the desktop app to focus on your content and design with no other browser tabs to distract you, or to keep your sites sidelined but accessible. Build your site anywhere, in whatever way helps you get your best work done: the app is powered by the same technology that runs WordPress.com, creating a seamless experience for publishing and browsing whether you’re in a browser, a mobile app, or the desktop!
(Windows and Linux users, we haven’t forgotten you! Visit the download page and sign up to be notified when your apps are available.)
Download the app
View the video below to see the improvements and an introduction to the new WordPress.com app for Mac:
To make sure you can take full advantage of the multisite management and publishing capabilities via the WordPress.com interface and the new WordPress.com app for Mac, turn on Jetpack Manage to enable site management in your plugin settings.
Learn more about the new WordPress.com and the WordPress.com app for Mac, the technologies underlying the new WordPress.com and the process of building it, or read what our CEO has to say about the changes.
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.
Continue reading → Photon and Themes
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!
Dear Jetpack community,
I want to apologize, firstly, for pushing multiple updates out to you in one day. We’ve been doing our very best over the last several months to make sure that our releases are stable and tested in as many disparate environments as possible.
In this case, a bug cropped up because of an oversight in how we loaded a compatibility file for bbPress in Jetpack. It wasn’t caught in testing, which is unfortunate. This is a good example, though, of how we learn from our mistakes, improve our processes, and do better with the next release.
For those users effected by this, we decided it would be better to release Jetpack 2.2.4 as soon as possible to resolve this issue.
As always, please get in touch with us if you run into an issue. We’d be very happy to help!
Hello Jetpack community,
We’ve been hard at work on Jetpack over the last couple of weeks. Since releasing version 2.2.2 (which was mainly a bug fix release), we have focused our attention on making sure that Jetpack will play nicely with WordPress 3.6 when it is released. Here are the highlights:
- Yahoo! Updates API is going away, so Yahoo! has been pulled out of Publicize;
- The Shortcode module now includes a Bandcamp shortcode;
- The Audio flash player was removed in 2.2.2 for security reasons. We fixed the vulnerability and reenabled the flash player;
- The plugin adds Infinite Scroll support to Twenty Thirteen;
- With Jetpack 2.2.3, the reply-title portion of the comment form can be styled by the theme;
- and many other things that you can read about in the changelog.
Keep an eye on our news feed! We will be posting some articles on how to use Jetpack-beyond-the-basics, plus some on “getting to know”-the-Jetpack-folks.
Thanks, as always, for following along with us. Here are some updated ways to get in touch:
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.local or 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.
Version 1.5 of Jetpack is now available for download or upgrade in your dashboards. This release features a new module called the Carousel, which gives you awesome full-screen galleries like this:
You can find out more on this WordPress.com post announcing the same. Yes you read that right, the same day it’s released on WP.com we’re making available in Jetpack. We hope to do more of that in the future!