This version has been a year in the making and is based on feedback from more than 8,000 active Jetpack users around the globe so we can’t wait for you to try it out and let us know what you think. Here are the highlights:
At a Glance View
The first thing you’ll see when upgrading to Jetpack 4.3 is a new dashboard view which we call At a Glance. This page gives you a bird’s-eye view of how your site is doing including your traffic stats (including a link to the old stats view), security information, and CDN status. If actions from you are required—such as a plugin needing updates or a pending security threat—you will be shown a notice.
Faster Feature Management
You’re going to experience much faster management of your favorite features. Turning features on and off is lightning fast and no longer requires a page refresh. You can also make use of a new search bar to quickly find the feature you’re looking for. For a lot of features, once enabled you can simply expand the feature card to quickly change or update feature settings.
You will also notice two new pages called Apps and Plans. These pages make it easier for you to manage your site using the advanced features on WordPress.com by directly linking you to the pages you need to manage plugin updates, try the new editor, and manage or purchase a paid plan.
After releasing Jetpack 4.3 on Tuesday we got some great feedback from our early adopters which we attempted to cough React cough to quickly by shipping some important bug fixes in Jetpack 4.3.1. These included:
- Minor bug fixes to the dashboard fixing small UI problems, incorrect links, and string encodings
- Improvements in compatibility with different hosts
- A fix to ensure that all options are included on the security tab
- Bug fixes to Stats, Verification Tools, and Subscriptions
- Performance improvements to the way Jetpack syncs data
If you’d like to learn more about these releases and the other changes brought to Jetpack, you can check the full changelog here.
Try it out
We’re confident that you’ll love the new Jetpack with great new features and significant performance improvements.
Thank you helping us continue to improve Jetpack, and a special thank you to our contributors:
Adam Franco, Alex Kirk, Alex Mills, Andrew Duthie, Beau Lebens, Biser Perchinkov, Brandon Hubbard, Brandon Kraft, Chase Livingston, Christopher Finke, Dan Walmsley, David Marshall, Derek Smart, Dion Hulse, Drew Butler, Elio Rivero, Elliott Stocks, Enej Bajgoric, Ephraim Gregor, Eric Binnion, George Stephanis, Giustino Borzacchiello, Ian Dunn, Igor Zinovyev, James Nylen, Jeff Golenski, Jeremy Herve, Jesse Friedman, Jon Brown, Jonah Braun, Joseph Scott, Josiah Sprague, Lance Willett, Laurel Fulford, Martin Falkus, Matt Wiebe, Michael Adams, Miguel Lezama, Nick Daugherty, Oscar Lopez, Paul Schreiber, Rich Collier, Rocco Tripaldi, Ryan Hellyer, Sam Hotchkiss, Scott Kingsley Clark, Stephen Edgar, Terence Eden, Thomas Guillot, Timmy Crawford, Tunghsiao Liu, Weston Ruter, Yoav Farhi, Javi A, and Sarah Semark.