Jetpack 5.0: Spring Clean

In one last big Spring clean before Summer officially comes around (omg where has the year gone!) Jetpack 5.0 brings several bug fixes, small enhancements, and polish to your WordPress sites.

Cleaner code, faster execution

We’ve shipped several small improvements to how we handle WordPress.com API requests as well as how we sync data back to our servers making the processes more secure and robust. We’ve also removed deprecated methods and refactored some of our front end code resulting in cleaner code and faster execution.

Stability and compatibility

We’ve included lots of fixes from simple alignment issues on the front-end, to gracefully avoiding unnecessary warnings, to better compatibility with Facebook’s CDN and third-party plugins. We also fixed yet another PHP 7.1 compatibility issue with Social links that was causing fatals.

WordPress 4.8 compatibility

The release of WordPress 4.8 is right around the corner, and we’ve made sure that this version of Jetpack is fully compatible. One new feature coming in WordPress 4.8 is a brand new Media Widget similar to Jetpack’s. This version of Jetpack will automatically update your Jetpack Image Widgets to use core’s version, as we will be deprecating ours.

A more stable connection

We’ve tightened up our connection process to WordPress.com. Now, connecting your Jetpack site is much more stable.

Full Changelog and Thanks

The changelog provides the full list of updates and changes in this release and if you have feedback please get in touch as always.

Install Jetpack on your site or upgrade your current version today and let us know what you think.

Thank you to the contributors to this release: Aaron Douglas, Alexander Concha, Andrew Duthie, Artur Piszek, Ashish Shukla, Ben Bidner, Ben Dwyer, Ben Lowery, Bob Ralian, Brandon Kraft, Chris Rosser, Christopher Finke, Copons, Damian Suarez, Dan Roundhill, Dan Walmsley, Daniel Walmsley, Dennis Snell, Derek Smart, dllh, Drew Blaisdell, Drew Butler, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Erick Hitter, Gagan Deep Singh, George Stephanis, Ian Dunn, Igor Zinovyev, Iliya Polihronov, Jacopo Tomasone, James Nylen, Jeff Golenski, Jennifer M. Dodd, Jeremy Herve, Jonathan Sadowski, Kat Hagan, Kelly Dwan, Kirk Wight, Lance Willett, Marcus Kazmierczak, Marek Hrabe, Marin Atanasov, Mark George, Marko Andrijasevic, Matt Wiebe, Michael Adams, Michael Arestad, Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Mohammad (Mo) Jangda, Mohammad Jangda, Nick Daugherty, Oscar Lopez, Paul Kevan, Payton Swick, Peter Westwood, Rob Landers, Rocco Tripaldi, Sam Hotchkiss, sarah, Stephane Daury, Stephen Edgar, Steve Seear, Thomas Guillot, Timmy Crawford, Valerie K, Yoav Farhi, qriouslad.

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