Jetpack 7.4: General Maintenance Update

Jetpack 7.4 is now available for download. This is a general maintenance release that aims to fix several bugs and improve the flows around installing and configuring Jetpack on your site.

Here’s what’s new this month.

Business Hours Block

The Business Hours block is a very useful block for business owners looking to create a website to promote their services. We introduced that block in version 7.1, and decided to improve its design in this release. Business Hours are now displayed in a more compact look to be easier to read.

Slideshow Block

The slideshow block is another one of our blocks, and we’ve also improved it so it now looks better on mobile devices!

  • Jetpack at WordCamp US 2015. Photo by Sheri Bigelow (https://flic.kr/p/CxRD7W)
  • Volunteers at WordCamp Dallas-Fort Worth 2017
  • Jetpack Sponsor Table at WordCamp Europe 2017. Photo by Oliver Gobet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gd6d/)
  • Session at WordCamp San Diego 2016. Photo by Joe McDonald (http://mcdonaldmediaproduction.com/)
  • WordCamp Medellin 2016. Photo by Samantha Hare.

Tiled Galleries Block

If you prefer to rely on Tiled Galleries to display images on your site, we’ve also made some important changes. When editing a gallery, we now display smaller images when you are on a mobile device to save you some bandwidth!

Carousel

Are you familiar with our Carousel feature? It’s a simple way to add a “lightbox” effect to your galleries and single images.

In this release, we’ve fixed compatibility issues with some themes, so entering and exiting the Carousel modal is as smooth as possible.

Sharing

Did you know Jetpack’s Sharing feature included an option to share posts via WhatsApp? We’ve improved this sharing button to make sure that the button opens either the WhatsApp app or WhatsApp’s web interface, in all browsers. Kudos to kbrown9 for his contribution in this release!

And more!

This release includes many more bug fixes and compatibility changes. We invite you to check the full changelog for more details on this update. If you’re ready to bring the latest version of Jetpack to your site, update your existing installation or install Jetpack.

Please note that this release requires that you run a recent version of WordPress (5.1 or newer), as well as a version of PHP higher than PHP 5.3.2. If you use an outdated version of WordPress or PHP, we recommend that you update your site to the latest version as soon as possible.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:

Alda Vigdis Skarphedinsdottir, Andy Peatling, Anna Magdalena Kedzierska, Artur Piszek, Ben Dwyer, Bernie Reiter, Brandon Kraft, Chris Runnells, Daniel Steinberg, Daniel Walmsley, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Fabian Wüthrich, Igor Zinovyev, Jennifer M. Dodd, Jeremy Herve, Jon Surrell, Jonathan Belcher, Justin Shreve, Kat Hagan, kbrown9, Kirk Wight, Konstantin Obenland, Mahdi Yazdani, Marin Atanasov, Michael Arestad, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Miguel Torres, Mikael Korpela, Nick Daugherty, Niranjan Uma Shankar, Oscar Lopez, Scott Evans, Thomas Guillot, Weston Ruter, and Yaroslav Kukharuk.

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  1. Kathleen says:

    Please turn on WhatsApp sharing for this post so we can test drive it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Foca Ajans says:

    Thank you Jetpack !

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  3. LearningAll says:

    I want to use comments only, why my site speed became slow after activate plugin.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Foca Ajans says:

    hello, my site jetpack installed. We are very pleased. We are very fast with CDN support. and
    a lot of features wonderful . a few “keyphrase” The adding system would be very good though. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kay says:

    Hi, i no longer see
    whatsapp click to chat stats. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kamal says:

    This is good news. Thank you for the professional Jetpack team

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  7. This is an extraordinary update. But I don’t really understand using the new editor feature. Currently it still survives with the classic editor

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    • Jeremy Herve says:

      You’re free to use whatever editor works best for you. Jetpack will work well whether you use classic blocks in the block editor, other blocks in the block editor, or the classic editor!

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