Jetpack 4.8: The Settings Redesign You’ve Been Waiting For

Today we’re very proud to unveil some changes to the Jetpack settings user interface — available now for upgrade or installation — that have been in the works for a few months.

Back in September, when we launched Jetpack’s new design, we knew it was just the first step in a longer journey. Since then, Jetpack engineers and designers have been collecting your feedback, designing prototypes, running tests, and writing code.

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New Jetpack dashboard.

To give you a tour of the new user interface, I spoke to Michael Arestad — the Jetpack designer who’s been the glue behind this project.


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Full Android Support for Jetpack Sites

We’re happy to announce some significant improvements for Jetpack users in the official WordPress App for Android, available now in the Google Play Store.

This update brings to Jetpack users the same features and functionality that WordPress.com site owners have come to expect on Android, including, among others, People ManagementSite Settings, and Site Icons.

We’ve also delivered a full re-write of our networking code on Android, which means you’ll also benefit from all-around performance improvements even to features you’re already familiar with, like your Site Stats.

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To get started, install Jetpack on your WordPress site (if it isn’t already) and install the WordPress App on your Android device. Then log in with your WordPress.com account to manage all your WordPress sites from one place.

We’re really excited about these enhancements and hope Android users will be too! We look forward to continuing to improve your WordPress experience, no matter what device you use (Jetpack is also supported on iOS) and as always we welcome your feedback and questions.

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

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Join our Affiliate Program: Get a 20% Revenue Share for Every Referral

We are now accepting applications to join our affiliate program.

Join us in promoting products WordPress professionals and users love. Jetpack’s paid plans help WordPress site owners to improve their site’s security, speed, reach, and revenue — with full data backups, automated malware scanning, high-speed video delivery, an ad program, and SEO tools.

Who should sign up?

Our affiliate program is for individuals and organizations active in the WordPress space including freelancers, bloggers, plugin developers, theme designers, and agencies.

We offer a 20% revenue share on all referred sales as well as personalized assistance and resources to help you get started.

To learn more and apply visit our affiliates page. Have any questions? Get in touch!

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

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Meet us at World Hosting Days in Germany

World Hosting Days kicks off this weekend at the Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.

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WHD is one of the largest events in the hosting and infrastructure space and we’re excited to meet you there this year.

Jesse Friedman will represent Jetpack and deliver a short talk about our services to hosts on Wednesday the 29th at Noon in conjunction with Jan Löffler, CTO at Plesk — don’t miss it!

Before you go, check out our services for web hosts. Want to meet face-to-face during the event? Feel free to get in touch.

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

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Improved Stats and Distraction-Free Editing

It’s often the little things that count — especially when it comes to your stats and writing. Based on valuable feedback from the community, we have just launched a few improvements that we think you’ll really love.

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Jetpack at WordCamp London

The Jetpack team is heading back to London!

WordCamp London is this weekend, and we’ll be there for Contributor Day on Friday and the main event on Saturday and Sunday.

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Say Hello To 165 Beautiful Free Themes

Today, all Jetpack users have free access to the 165 themes professionally made by WordPress.com. Gorgeous, elegant, and multi-purpose themes all the way from classics like Hemingway Rewritten to our newest addition Lodestar.

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To browse, preview, and activate these themes, simply visit the WordPress.com Theme Showcase, select your Jetpack site from the sidebar (if you have more than one), and scroll down to the all-new “WordPress.com themes” section.

It’s now also possible to manage and upload any theme to your Jetpack site from this very same interface. You can also search through the new showcase by theme name (Lodestar!), feature (like Sidebar), color (try Green), type (Restaurant or Portfolio), and more.

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There’s more.

Although we’re announcing today that you can use 165 themes for free, we’ll continue adding more to our showcase. Last year alone, we added 11 new free themes, and we’ll be continuing that work to make sure that you always have a fresh look available for your existing or future sites.

Give it a spin. Try searching for a new theme and, as always, contact support for any assistance.

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

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Now Accepting PayPal

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting payment for Jetpack’s premium services via PayPal.

To use the new payment method just click the “or use PayPal” link on the bottom right of the checkout screen as shown below.

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As always, questions and feedback are very welcome. Just drop us a comment here or contact us directly.

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

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Rich Email Content via Jetpack Subscriptions

If you post regularly on your blog you probably use various shortcodes to embed content on a regular basis (and if you don’t, learn more here as they’re super useful).

A shortcode is usually a line of plain text that might look like this:

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Jetpack converts this line of plain text into the necessary HTML and JavaScript needed to display the video directly on your blog post or website page.

You can just as easily embed videos from other services, picture galleries, Spotify playlists, Google Maps, and so much more.

Readers subscribing to your site using Jetpack’s (free) email subscriptions service would, until now, receive in their inbox the plain text version rather than the beautiful, embedded, rich version.

The latest version of Jetpack however solves this elegantly. Subscribers now receive email-friendly content and layout for over 200 of our most popular shortcodes so that your emails look the way you intended.

So now, you can expect your emails to look more like the email on the right of this:

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This improvement, we hope, makes your Jetpack experience even better and continues bringing you closer to your readers and customers.

Upgrade to the latest version of Jetpack or install it today for free.

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

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Share It Again: New Social Media Features for Premium and Professional Customers

Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize feature makes it easy to automatically share your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks.

But what about your previously published posts? For posts that are always relevant or valuable to new readers, you may want to share them again — weeks, months, or even years later.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new re-sharing feature for our Jetpack Premium and Professional users. Now, you can share your previously published posts on social networks — with custom messaging for each social network too.

This is part of the suite of services Jetpack sites can use on WordPress.com, including the ability to manage your site and plugins, write content, and now re-share your posts. Just go to the Blog Posts section of your site on WordPress.com, select Share, and you’ll see the new sharing menu for reposting to your social accounts:

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Then you’re all set!

As a Premium or Professional customer, it is now easier to automatically re-share existing posts to social media, making it easy to make the most of your content.

We’re excited about this new feature, and we hope you enjoy using it.

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