Jetpack 4.4: New SEO Tools, Sidebar Widgets, and Personal Plans

Jetpack 4.4 has now been released which includes a ton of improvements, bug fixes, and a few new features for both free and paid users.

New Features

For our Jetpack Professional subscribers, we’ve also added a brand new feature: SEO Tools to help you optimize your site for search engines and social media.

We’ve also added two new sidebar widgets:

  • Google Translate” which allows users to translate your site into their own language, and
  • My Community” where you can see who recently interacted with your site.

Also new in Jetpack 4.4 is Pinterest embed support. Now, you can easily embed your Pinterest profile, boards, or individual pins simply by pasting the links into any post or page. Here’s an example of an embedded board:

Code, Speed, and Infrastructure Improvements

We’ve added a number of new unit tests to improve our development and release process, new API endpoints to allow better management of themes and plugins, and twelve new filters to make Jetpack more extensible.

We’ve also made progress on one of the biggest issues facing Jetpack users: site domain name changes. Jetpack 4.4 makes great improvements in easing some of those difficulties with the new Safe Mode feature. This will help with users who work a lot with staging sites, development, and even users who simply want to change the domain for their site.

Other improvements include replacing many of the screenshots throughout the plugin with SVGs in order to make the overall file size smaller and Photon is now using HTTPS by default.

New Personal Plan

New in Jetpack 4.4 is a brand-new Personal plan that provides site backups with unlimited storage and spam filtering. Now, you can have peace of mind knowing that your personal site is safe in our hands with the same quality of service that our Professional and Premium plans offer, but at much lower price.

Full Changelog and Thanks

If you’d like to learn more about these releases and the other changes brought to Jetpack, you can check the full changelog here.

We hope you’ll love the new Jetpack features and improvements! Install it on your site or upgrade your current version today and let us know what you think. As always, your feedback is extremely important to us and you can send it directly through our Support contact form.

Thank you for helping us continue to improve Jetpack, and a special thank you to our contributors:

Adam Heckler, Antti Koskinen, Alex Mills, Andrei Lupu, Andrew Duthie, Andrew dela Serna, Artur Piszek, Brandon Hubbard, Brandon Kraft, catchmyfame, Chase Livingston, Christopher Finke, Dan Walmsley, Derek Smart, Drew Butler, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, George Stephanis, Igor Zinovyev, Jeff Golenski, Jeremy Herve, Jesse Friedman, Josh Betz, karpad3, Kelly Dwan, Lance Willett, Mathilde Sahuguet, Marin Atanasov, Marko Andrijasevic, Michael Arestad, Miguel Lezama, Nikolay Yordanov, Oliver Juhas, Oscar Lopez, Rich Collier, Richard Muscat, Rocco Tripaldi, Ryan Kanner, Sam Hotchkiss, Simon Wheatley, Steve Seear, Timmy Crawford, Valerie Kalantyrski, Vuk Vuković, Xiao Yu, Will Brubaker, Will Kwon, and Yoga Sukma.

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Comments

  1. Thomas says:

    Seo must be in personal plan

  2. Xoras says:

    Add Paypal payment method, that’s the only reason I haven’t choose Jetpack for backups.

    • Jeremy says:

      Good news, you can use Paypal to pay for your Plan! For payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards, and PayPal.

      We cannot accept checks, cash, purchase or money orders, or any payment that must be mailed, and we cannot accept payment over the phone.

    • Jeremy says:

      I’m sorry! After running a quick test, I can see that the Paypal option is missing right now. We’ll get this fixed, and I’ll get back to you as soon as it becomes possible to pay via Paypal again.

    • PayPal is now being accepted as a payment method. For full details, please read the announcement post!

  3. ChaseBros says:

    Great work guys. We appreciate it!

  4. Freelancer says:

    Having Photon on HTTPS is a good move, having HTTP sources within HTTPS requests makes a poorly consistent SSL experience for your site so at least now using Photon may save one of these sources. Good luck!

  5. somalilandnet says:

    Jetpack draining the memory I have to disable the pulgin

  6. Charles Bryant says:

    Damn, I came here looking for that chocolate chip cookie recipe. I really wanted it lmao.

  7. Peter says:

    How does Jetpack’s “Personal Plan” compare to e.g. “VaultPress Lite”?

    Both have “Daily Backup”, “30 Day Archive” and “Automated Restores”, but the “Jetpack Personal Plan” is only $39/year as opposed to $55/year for VaultPress. Does VaultPress Lite offer more?

    • Jeremy says:

      Jetpack’s “Personal Plan” includes most of what you’ll find in the “VaultPress Lite” plan, and also includes Akismet Plus, which can be interesting if you run a professional or commercial site, or if you want Advanced Akismet stats.

      We’ll get back to you via email with more information about both plans, and what could fit your site best.

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