Jetpack 3.8.1 – WordPress 4.4 Compatible

With the WordPress 4.4 Release Candidate now available, we wanted to release our fully-compatible version of Jetpack a little early. So here it is, along with some minor bug fixes and accessibility improvements.

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Photon + Responsive Images

There are some cool things coming in WordPress 4.4, such as responsive images.  To take full advantage of this, we made sure that Photon serves responsive images as well.

Twenty Sixteen

If you’ve had the pleasure of testing out Twenty Sixteen, we’ve included some compatibility styling to make sure Jetpack features such as Related Posts, Share Buttons, Likes, and Infinite Scroll all look great.

Accessibility Enhancements

WordPress made some adjustments to the heading levels in 4.4 to improve accessibility. We scrubbed Jetpack to make sure our heading levels are semantic and accessible to screen readers as well.

More Streamlined

We went through and optimized the images that we display within the Jetpack Admin, which dropped our image directory from 1.8 MB to 856 KB. Every little bit counts!

Bug Fixes

Fixed some minor bugs with Carousel, Markdown, Single Sign On, and Subscriptions.

Contributors for this release include Adam Heckler, Alex Kirk, Brandon Kraft, Chris Wiegman, Derek Smart, Eduardo Reveles, Enej Bajgoric, Ian Dunn, Igor Zinovyev, Jake Jackson, Jeff Golenski, Jeremy Herve, Joey Kudish, Konstantin Obenland, Michael Cain. Miguel Lezama, Rocco Tripaldi, Sam Hotchkiss, Scott Grant, and Takashi Irie.

See full changelog.

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11 Responses to Jetpack 3.8.1 – WordPress 4.4 Compatible

  1. Gary Jones says:

    Using the Avada theme. I was going nuts trying to figure out why my images would not update when I edited them. Theme Fusion advised me that it was because of the cache in Photon? Is this right?

    • Derek Smart says:

      Correct – Photon images are currently cached “forever”. If you want to refresh an image you will need to change the name of the image. Adding random query arguments, commonly known as cachebusters, will not work.

  2. Joseph says:

    Thank you once again for such great improvement done by the team. Cheers!

  3. René says:

    add_image_size with Photon is completely broken😦

  4. Lindsay says:

    So, so happy the Quick Edit Markdown bug is fixed! I was so sad when I realized that was happening.

  5. Bobby says:

    Just updated to 4.4. Everything seems to be working fine till now. Thumbs up guys

  6. movemeta says:

    Guys, any news about the language problem as of 3.8.0? Since you implemented the new system, they did not work for me any more. I’m German.

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