In this month’s release, we’re offering new ways to transform your content and extend your reach. Now it’s easier than ever to move content from your site to social media and vice versa.
Even better, all updates included in Jetpack 9.0 are available for free.
The easiest way to embed Facebook and Instagram posts
Facebook and Instagram are ending support for their oEmbed API on October 24. After this change, you must register a Facebook developer account, create an app, and provide a token when calling the new API. Otherwise, embedded posts from Facebook or Instagram will no longer display on your site and will return an error message.
Millions of WordPress sites rely on this functionality to share their content, so we wanted to find a way to simplify this process for you. We partnered with Facebook to create a seamless transition to ensure Facebook and Instagram posts will continue to display as expected.
Simply connect your site to Jetpack and start sharing. We’ll handle everything behind the scenes so you don’t have to worry about it.
Share your post as a Twitter thread
Have a blog post that you think would work well on Twitter? It’s now easy to convert a post into a Twitter thread to further promote your content. It’s a great companion to the ability to gather Twitter threads and post on your site.
The new options in Publicize allow users to publish to Twitter as a link in a single tweet or as a tweet thread. Any text, images, or videos from the post will be automatically uploaded as well. You can even see where the paragraphs will be split so you can customize exactly how your tweet thread will be displayed.
Explain your message quickly with the Loom Block
In today’s increasingly remote work environment, it can be challenging to deliver a message with enough context. Loom is a video recording tool that helps you get your message across clearly and quickly by recording you and your desktop simultaneously.
The new Loom Block allows you to embed a Loom video in a post by simply pasting the URL.
As always, we’ve made other improvements to make site management easier.
- Improved AMP compatibility to speed up your site
- Added ways to detect connection issues and fix them quickly
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:
Aaron Robertshaw, Alex Forcier, Allison Levine, Anne Mirasol, Atanas Angelov, Bart Kalisz, Bernie Reiter, Biser Perchinkov, Brad Jorsch, Brandon Kraft, Chris Rosser, Christopher Allford, Damián Suárez, Dave Smith, David Lonjon, Derek Springer, Dion Hulse, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Rob Pugh, Eru Penkman, Fernando Marichal, Filipe Varela, Foteini Giannaropoulou, Gary Pendergast, Geoff Guillain, Glen Davies, Harris Papazolgou, Henry Ng, Igor Zinovyev, Jason Moon, Jeremy Herve, Kevin Zoschke, Kim Brown, Konstantin Obenland, Leo Germani, Marco Pereirinha, Marin Atanasov, Matt Gawarecki, Matthew Denton, Miguel Torres, Oscar Lopez, Paul Jacobson, Paul Schreiber, Reint Jan Hoiting, Robert Franklin, Rua Haszard, Răzvan Papadopol, Scott Evans, Sergey Mitroshin, Sten Ridley, Tony Arcangelini, Weston Ruter, Yaroslav Kukharuk.
Note: we had a few early reports that 9.0 with particular setups could experience issues, so we released a new version, 9.0.2, to resolve it.
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