Jetpack and ScalaHosting: Better Together

Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most important website decisions you can make because it impacts so many things — security, speed, functionality, uptime, and usability to name just a few. And while these are valuable considerations for any site owner, as your website grows, it becomes more and more important to consider flexibility and efficiency.   

That’s why we’ve partnered with ScalaHosting, whose mission is to make VPS hosting available to anyone.

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Improve your site performance and SEO for free with Jetpack Boost

Now that many businesses have an online presence, people expect the same great experience online that they get in person from their favourite cafes, restaurants, and local shops. In 2021, site performance is extremely important and is a key component in setting your business apart from your competitors. 

Studies have shown that poor performance directly impacts sales, with a one‑second delay in loading times reducing conversion rates by 20%. Just like slow service in a restaurant, your site speed can have a major impact on if people engage and come back.

But for most people, it’s hard to stay on top of ever-evolving web standards. Not to mention expensive to hire a developer to upgrade your site. 

That’s why we’re proud to announce Jetpack Boost. Developed in partnership with XWP – who have built some of the fastest WordPress sites in the world (and the AMP plugin and Tide quality framework) – Jetpack Boost gives your site the same performance advantages as the world’s leading websites, with no developer required. And best of all, it’s free!

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What to Do if Your WordPress Site is Hacked

It’s every business owner’s biggest fear: hearing that their website has been compromised. Though WordPress is a safe platform, all websites are vulnerable to hacks, especially if they aren’t running the latest WordPress security plugins. But if the damage is already done, hope is not lost; there are a few ways you can work to recover content, repair the hack, and most importantly, protect your website from future attacks.

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Jetpack 9.6: Sell more stuff with Search for your Woo Store

This month, we’re excited to announce official support for WooCommerce in Jetpack Search. If you’re serious about your online store, giving people the ability to quickly find exactly what they want to buy is a must. 

In addition, we’ve been adding better functionality to blocks and making maintenance and performance improvements. Let’s dive in!

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Meet Jetpack: Behind the Scenes with a WordPress Security Expert

Cybercriminals are a serious threat to anyone who uses the internet. And website owners have even more responsibility to protect their work and users. But the good news is that the WordPress community is full of people dedicated to stopping the bad guys. And Jetpack is proud to employ some of the world’s most acclaimed WordPress security experts. It’s how we stay one step ahead of threats and provide powerful tools that make it easier for everyone to remain safe. 

We sat down with Fioravante Souza, a WordPress security expert and researcher, to get his inside take. 

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Jetpack Turns 10

Jetpack was born in March 2011. For the last 10 years, we’ve been happy to help you protect, speed up, and grow your business or hobby. Thanks for letting us travel with you on your journey towards success. 

Check out our birthday celebration site for an interactive exploration of how Jetpack has helped WordPress sites over the years. 

Here’s to the next 10 years!

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Vulnerabilities Found in Patreon WordPress plugin

During an internal audit of the Patreon plugin for WordPress, the Jetpack Scan team found several weak points that would allow someone to take over a website.

These vulnerabilities were disclosed to the plugin authors, who promptly released version 1.7.2, which fixes all of these issues. If you’re running an older version of the plugin, please update today!

Read on for all of the technical details. If this goes over your head, don’t worry. We offer Jetpack Scan to handle malware scanning and automated upgrades or removal for you.

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How to Secure Your WooCommerce Store

When you’re running an online store, security is a top concern. After all, it’s not just your site content you have to protect — you also need to keep customer information and order data safe.

If you’re considering starting an online store, or if it already makes up part of your income, then it’s time to ensure that you’ve fully protected your business.

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How to Select the Best WordPress Plugins

WordPress is open source, which means there are thousands of freely available plugins to enhance your website. If there’s something you need your site to do, chances are there’s a plugin for it!

But since many plugins are developed on a voluntary basis by community members, their quality can vary. By choosing the right ones — like those with a strong reputation — you’ll be less likely to encounter performance issues or experience conflicts with other critical plugins. Plus, quality solutions help you steer clear of potential security risks.     

Here are a few qualities to look for in the best WordPress plugins for your website.

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The Complete WooCommerce Security Checklist

As a WooCommerce store owner, you know the importance of security. You want to protect your valuable customer data and, if your site is hacked, you risk losing sales and damaging your hard-earned reputation.

But where do you start? And how do you know if your site is protected?

We’ve put together a WooCommerce security checklist that acts as a guide to securing your website. If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, then you’re off to an excellent start! 

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