Make a New Year’s Resolution with Jetpack

With many exciting things already in the pipeline for 2018, there’s no better time to make a resolution to improve your WordPress site. With bulletproof backups, comprehensive stats, and business-class protection against malware and spam, Jetpack has everything you need to start 2018 off on the right foot.

To help you start the new year off right, save 25% on any annual subscription, now through January 7, 2018.

Happy holidays from Jetpack and Automattic!

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Looking Back at Jetpack in 2017 – and Forward to 2018

2017 has been an incredibly productive year for Jetpack. Tons of discussions, user feedback, and hard work have resulted in updates and new features that make your sites even faster, safer, and more engaging. These features also set the groundwork for exciting developments in 2018.

Here are some of the highlights of the year worth looking at again, plus what we’re looking forward to in the next twelve months.

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Thank you YoastCon

Last week the Jetpack team sponsored and attended YoastCon 2017 in Nijmegen. We had a fantastic time and we’d like to extend a big thank you to the Yoast team for a well-organized and diverse event.

We had some really insightful conversations with all kinds of WordPress pros, and we were overwhelmed by the interest in Jetpack and WooCommerce.

That interest may have had something to do with our Apple Watch giveaway! In case you missed the announcement at the event, the lucky winner was Marcel Bootsman from Nostromo. Marcel is a leading WordPress figure in the Netherlands so we’re doubly happy that he went home with the prize.

Apple Watch Winner

For everyone else who entered the contest, we also have something special for you. Make sure to check your inbox for an exclusive discount code.

Once again, huge thanks to Yoast and see you next time.

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Apple Watch Giveaway at Yoastcon 2017

This year, not only are we a Gold Sponsor for YoastCon, we are also giving away an Apple Watch to one lucky attendee.

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What is YoastCon?

YoastCon is a one-day conference focused on search engine optimization where you can get first-hand tips from world-class experts, ask questions about your own site, and improve your SEO copywriting skills.

Why is Jetpack a sponsor?

YoastCon is organized by Yoast, publishers of one of the biggest SEO plugins for WordPress. In their own words:

Yoast make[s] websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work.

In other words, Yoast is in the business of helping make WordPress sites successful for their owners. Jetpack has a very similar mission and philosophy and aims to help WordPress site owners succeed with their sites by providing essential security and promotion tools as well as world-class support.

So, why wouldn’t we support and participate in an event that is so aligned with our objectives and gives us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with power users?

Got it. How do I get the Apple Watch?

Just visit our stand at YoastCon on the 2nd of November in Nijmegen to apply in person. We will announce the lucky winner by the end of the day.

We will be on hand to answer all your questions about Jetpack, our affiliate program, and all things WordPress.

If you’d like to schedule a specific time to meet up to discuss partnership or collaboration opportunities please email us before the event.

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Why Every Site Should Have Backups

Every single site is different: different designs, different content, different objectives and goals. But there’s one thing that is true for all of them: they need to be online! Whatever your site’s goals, you’ll only meet them if your website is accessible and running smoothly.

Almost every day, we hear from customers who use our backup service because they’ve experienced an outage in the past. They don’t want to repeat the experience of scrambling to rebuild their site again from bits and pieces of old backups, internet archives, and memory.

In hindsight, everyone says that what they should have done is invest in a backup service right away — because every site, no matter its size, design, or goals, needs to be backed up.

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Introducing Unlimited Premium Themes (and a 50% introductory discount)

We’re very pleased to announce that you now have access to over 200 Premium WordPress themes as part of Jetpack Professional. We’re also offering a 50% introductory discount using coupon code “PRO” if you want to get straight to the good stuff. Coupon is good through October 25th, 2017.

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Why Go Pro?

Jetpack Professional is now our most complete offering giving you everything you need to design, secure, grow, and manage your WordPress site from start to finish.

  • Professional Design
    Access to 200 premium themes is really just the start. All our themes are fully compatible with Jetpack’s powerful customization tools and you get unlimited use of our high-speed image and video CDNs.
  • Business Class Security
    Everything a truly professional site needs: real-time backups of your entire site with unlimited storage and history; automated and on-demand malware scanning with automatic threat resolution; one-click site restores and migrations; and industry standard spam filtering.
  • Marketing Automation
    Automatically publish and schedule social media posts, Google Analytics integration, SEO preview and editing tools, ad program pre-approval, automatic sitemap generation, and content indexing for related posts.
  • Priority Expert Support
    You get faster resolution to your support enquires from our global team of WordPress experts and direct support from the theme developers.

Watch and Share the Intro Video

 

Unlimited Premium Themes are available to Jetpack Professional plan customers. Upgrade now to give it a try. Use coupon code “PRO” through October 25th, 2017 to get half off.

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Social Media Scheduling is Here

Once you’ve created your latest piece of content, you naturally want to let the world know about it. But up until now, sharing your content on social media was a manual process, and one that ate up a lot of time you could have spent doing other things.

We wanted to make it easier for Jetpack users to share the great content they’ve been creating. That’s why we’re excited to add social media scheduling to Publicize, exclusively for our Premium and Professional plan customers.

With this new feature, you can choose specific times to share your content on your favorite social media networks, like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can schedule one or many shares in advance, and Jetpack will take care of the rest, publishing your custom messages at the times you specify.

Up until now, Jetpack’s Publicize feature would allow you to share content manually. But now you can:

  • Plan all your social shares in advance to save valuable time.
  • Re-share previously published posts so newer followers get exposure to them.
  • Preview each share before it’s scheduled to be sure you’re happy with the content.
  • View all previous shares of your content.

If you’re already a Jetpack Premium or Professional plan customer, you can try this new feature now. Look for the Share button under any single Post:

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When you click Share, you can either share a post immediately or use the calendar tool to choose a time in the future that your content will be posted, tweeted, or shared on the network of your choice.

The social media accounts that you have connected to Jetpack will be displayed on the right side. You can choose which accounts to share to by clicking the toggles on and off (or, if you need to add a new account, clicking the icon in the top right).

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To make sure you get the best results, click the Preview button to view what your content will look like when it’s shared. If you don’t like what you see, just keep on customizing until you’re happy with the results.

We hope you enjoy this new addition to Publicize — give it a try and let us know what feedback you have in the comments!

Publicize Scheduling is available to Jetpack Premium and Professional plan customers. Upgrade now to give it a try.

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Jetpack 5.1: Comment Likes and Enhancements

Jetpack 5.1 brings you Comment Likes and a few additional enhancements and bug fixes that further improve compatibility and user experience.

Comment Likes

Visitors signed in to their WordPress.com accounts can now engage with your blog posts not just by leaving comments and liking the page, but also by liking each other’s comments.

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Compatibility

Jetpack is now more compatible with older versions of WordPress and WooCommerce. Images uploaded to your site with WordPress versions older than 2.7 are now automatically compatible with Photon and we now sync data from older WooCommerce versions as well.

We’ve also updated instructions in the Flickr widget to reflect recent changes to the Flickr UI and the widget will automatically display images in a grid layout if there’s enough room.

Connection Improvements

Jetpack now handles certain edge cases with VaultPress registration or connection errors more gracefully and synchronizes the “blog_public” option from the WordPress.com API to correctly reflect public/private blog settings.

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:

Alex, Alex Mills, Ben Lowery, Brandon Kraft, Copons, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Donncha Ó Caoimh, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Johnson, Igor Zinovyev, Jacopo Tomasone, Jeff Golenski, Jennifer M. Dodd, Jeremy Herve, Kurtis Rader, Mark George, Marko Andrijasevic, Michael Turk, Payton Swick, Peter Westwood, Rob Landers, Thomas Guillot, Valerie K, Rocco Tripaldi.

Pro Tip: Personal plan customers benefit from priority support and faster assistance.

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Have you subscribed yet?

All throughout WordCamp EU last week people have been subscribing to be the first to know about our upcoming big announcement in the coming weeks.

If you missed meeting us in Paris (or just missed our ad) you can watch it here and don’t forget to sign up.

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Join Us for a Tête-à-Tête in Paris: Learn About What’s Coming to Jetpack

Jetpack is once again a headline sponsor of WordCamp EU alongside WooCommerce. Our team can’t wait to answer your questions, help troubleshoot issues, or just have a quick tête-à-tête about any WordPress topic you can think of.

This year we’re also inviting you to attend four great workshops by our team members and to sign up to be the first to hear about a big announcement coming from Jetpack.

Watch and share the teaser video here:

WordPress.com and WordPress.org: The Same, But Different

There’s often confusion over WordPress.org versus WordPress.com. In this talk, I’ll explore key differences between the two, the upsides, and downsides of each, and situations where you might want to use one over the other.

  • By Eric Binnion, Growth Wrangler.
  • For people sitting on the fence.
  • At 16:00 Friday, June 16th in the Haussmann Building.

Jetpack Secrets: Theme Tools, Actions, Filters, and Other Little Known Facts

Jetpack is loaded with filters and actions that allow you to modify default behaviour. It also comes with many theme tools that can be used when building a custom theme or one for widespread distribution. I’ll also have some fun new things to reveal to all who attend!

  • By Miguel Lezama, Jetpack Development Lead.
  • For developers, plugin authors, and designers.
  • At 16:30 Friday, June 16th in the Haussmann Building.

Jetpack’s Win-Win for Users and Hosts

Do you provide managed or shared WordPress hosting? (Or thinking of doing so?) We will cover how Jetpack reduces hosting churn and how we help hosts provide a best-in-class WordPress experience to all users.

  • By Richard Muscat, Jetpack Growth Lead.
  • For hosts working in the WordPress space.
  • At 09:00 Saturday, June 17th in the Haussmann Building.

Launch Your Site With Jetpack!

In this talk, I’ll go over Jetpack basics: how to connect to WordPress.com and how to configure popular features. I’ll also share some best practices for using Jetpack on client sites and some advanced tips and tricks.

  • By Richard Archambault, Jetpack Happiness Engineer.
  • For newcomers, intermediates, and freelancers.
  • At 09:30 Saturday, June 17th in the Haussmann Building.

We’re literally counting down the days until we get there. We look forward to seeing you at our booth and at our talks.

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Say Hello to 200 Themes

Jetpack Professional now bundles 200+ Premium WordPress themes alongside business-class security tools and marketing automation.

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