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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The Complete WooCommerce Security Checklist (2023 Guide)

Security is a top concern for any eCommerce store. After all, you don’t just need to keep your content safe, you also need to protect customer information and order data.

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

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How to Choose The Best WordPress Plugins For Your Site

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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How Many WordPress Plugins Are Too Many?

When creating a WordPress website, you have the option to customize it for almost any purpose imaginable. You can sell products, build a fan base, publish irresistible content, run a hotel, start a membership-based club, and more.

You may choose to hire a developer to build your vision from scratch. But you can also take advantage of thousands of plugins from the open-source community that provide everything from advanced membership capabilities to security improvements and design functionality. 

This unmatched flexibility is a core strength of the WordPress platform and a large part of why it powers 40% of the web. But all of these options also come with an enhanced level of responsibility for you as a website owner. 

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Jetpack 9.5: Level up your site with custom recommendations

We’ve got quite the release for you this month! Jetpack 9.5 provides personal recommendations for your site, improves your findability with free SEO tools, and gives your visitors a better search experience. Bonus: the WordPress mobile app was recently updated and now includes Jetpack tools helping you to protect your site from anywhere. Let’s get to it!

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