Jetpack 5.6.1 is now available for download and includes some important security updates, bug fixes, and improvements. We recommend that you update your sites to the latest version as soon as possible, particularly if you use the Contact Form feature frequently or on several pages.
These are the three major changes you’ll find in this point release:
- Extra security has been added to the Contact Form to improve permissions checking when updating a contact form’s settings.
- We’ve extended the limit on character count to 280 for the Publicize feature when posting to Twitter.
- Finally, we fixed a bug that disabled “saving” widgets when removing a Widget Visibility rule.
Those are just a few of the updates and bugfixes in this release. If you’re curious, you can find the full changelog here.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to 5.6.1: Marin Atanasov, Matthew Denton, Rinat K, and George Stephanis.