Jetpack 9.7: Behind-the-scenes improvements for your site

This month, we’re shipping several under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes to make Jetpack work even better for you and your website. Here are the highlights:

  • We’re ensuring that Jetpack is compatible with the upcoming version of WordPress including Full Site Editing
  • We’re simplifying how your site accesses the features made available by the WordPress.com cloud infrastructure. 

Access features without logging in

In Jetpack 9.7, we’re making it easier than ever to unlock the power of Jetpack. Where possible, we don’t require you to be logged into WordPress.com. By simply connecting your site to Jetpack, you gain access to these features:

  • Stats
  • Site Accelerator (CDN)
  • Contact form
  • SEO Tools
  • Most Jetpack blocks
  • List of all features can be found here

If you tried to connect to WordPress.com before, but had problems authenticating your account, you’ll also gain access to these features with this update.

And more

  • We’ve made some changes to Carousel that should bring a performance improvement on all pages where Carousel is loaded.
  • We’ve also been busy fixing some bugs in Instant Search to make your search experience as quick and easy as possible.
  • This release also includes many other bug fixes and improvements — check the changelog for more details.

To use the latest version of Jetpack on your site, update your existing installation or install Jetpack.

Jetpack is more than the sum of its code — it is the collective work of an amazing group of designers, product experts, Happiness Engineers, and code wranglers at Automattic. Does distributed work sound interesting to you? Check out our CEO Matt Mullenweg’s Distributed podcast.

Episode 28: Erica Pandey of Axios on Returning to Work Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

Whether making their start as a solo blogger on their own beat, or growing up in a thriving newsroom, journalists must forge their own unique work life as they write the first draft of history, as Matt says in the latest Distributed podcast episode with Erica Pandey, business journalist and writer of the What’s Next newsletter at Axios. This fast-paced conversation covers a lot of ground, from Erica’s own journalism career, to how she works with her Axios colleagues across bureaus. She balances Axios’ Smart Brevity style with authoritative reporting on complex topics, seeking multiples perspectives, from data to experts to people on the ground.  Says Erica, “One of my greatest joys is being able to talk to people.” The lively conversation centers on how we’re all returning to work after so much change and adaptation, including the rise of hybrid workplaces.More Subscribe to Distributed at Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen.
  1. Episode 28: Erica Pandey of Axios on Returning to Work
  2. Distributed by Default: Matt Mullenweg on The Knowledge Project
  3. Episode 27: Leading with Values: Sid Sijbrandij joins Matt Mullenweg to talk about GitLab, Transparency and Growing a Distributed Company
  4. Hiring For Distributed Companies & Angel Investing: This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis
  5. Getting Legal Work Done in a Distributed Environment: Paul Sieminski with Chad Main on Technically Legal

Want to join the fun and make the web a better place? Come work with us!

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

Aaron Robertshaw, Adrian Moldovan, Andrew Serong, Andy Peatling, Antony Rafael, Ashita Agrawal, Atanas Angelov, Aurorum, Bogdan Ungureanu, Brad Jorsch, Brandon Kraft, Brian Colinger, Caroline Moore, Chris Rosser, Collyn Philleo, Dan Roundhill, David Rothstein, Derek Smart, Dion Hulse, Foteini Giannaropoulou, George Stephanis, Glen Davies, Harris Papazolgou, Igor Klimer, Igor Zinovyev, Jason Moon, Jasper Kang, Jeremy Herve, Kamen Stanev, Kim Brown, Kirk Wight, Leo Germani, Marco Ciampini, Matthew Denton, Matthew Reishus, Miguel Torres, Paul Bunkham, Payton Swick, Ramon Dodd, Renzo Canepa, Rosalind Wills, Sami Falah, Sergey Mitroshin, Staci Cooper, Steve Dixon, Sérgio Gomes, Tom Cafferkey, Tugdual de Kerviler, Wendy Chen, Weston Ruter, Yoav Farhi.

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  1. they try to sell page updates when we just payed A bunch last month? and we have no idea how to implement stuff like is the better additions, but still, we’ve not heard about pages having even been seen by anyone

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  2. I want to be part of the automatic family. What I can do? Well I can give them valuable feedback, writes reviews of their work and strategy.

    I’ve started my long journey with wp in December 2020. Recently I’m working on writing seo friendly posts. I see, security is a critical issue. I’m not taking it lightly.

    Thank you.

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  3. Caio says:

    Hi, after the last update the Load More button stoped working. Firefox console shows “Uncaught SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 3 of the JSON data”. i dont have experience in web dev, can you help me?

    I had test in chrome and firefox only, desktop and mobile. In both i had this issue.

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