What is the Jetpack plugin?

The Jetpack plugin is an all-in-one solution for WordPress sites with free and premium features that boost performance, security, marketing, design, and publishing. It’s developed and maintained by Automattic — the people behind WordPress.com.

It integrates seamlessly with WordPress, saving you the hassle that comes with dozens of standalone plugins. But, at the same time, it allows you to enable only the features you need, keeping your site management process simple. 

Let’s take a more in-depth look at some of the functionality included with Jetpack.

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10 Steps for a Safe & Secure WooCommerce Checkout Process

When it comes to running a WooCommerce store, a secure checkout process is one of the most critical elements. While every step in the buyer’s journey is important, protecting your data and your customers’ personal details is absolutely essential. Keeping credit card numbers and other sensitive information shielded from hackers or other data breaches should be every store owner’s number one priority.

Here are ten ways to ensure a safe and secure WooCommerce checkout experience:

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Three Site Performance Metrics That Impact SEO

You don’t have an SEO strategy unless you have a website performance strategy to go along with it. With each passing Google update, the skill and attention required to consistently rank highly are refined. 

Google is now beginning to roll out ‘page experience’ as one of their ranking factors. Note that page experience is related to, but distinct from, user experience. Google has released a good amount of documentation explaining the specific website performance metrics they’ll be looking for. 

While this update won’t be a drastic change, it will require your website to deliver a page experience that involves more than just speed. Page speed is important, but it’s also too broad of a metric to be very helpful. 

Google’s three new site performance metrics (called Core Web Vitals) measure the tangible visitor experience on each page. 

Don’t have time to learn about Core Web Vitals? Trust us and install our free plugin Jetpack Boost.

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CSRF Vulnerability Found in Software License Manager Plugin

Versions before 4.5.1 of the Software License Manager plugin for WordPress have an exploitable Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. Any user logged in to a site with the vulnerable extension can, by clicking a link, be tricked to delete an entry in the plugin’s registered domain database table. The link can be distributed in an email, or on a website the victim user is likely to visit.

The good news is, there’s not much else that can be done by exploiting this weakness. And the attacker needs to know the id of the domain they wish to delete from the database beforehand. 

Still, we recommend anybody running version 4.5.0 or earlier of the plugin to upgrade as soon as possible.

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Jetpack Acquires WordPress Plugin Social Image Generator

We’re thrilled to announce that Jetpack has acquired Social Image Generator, a WordPress plugin founded by Daniel Post.

Social Image Generator automatically creates social share images for your content, saving hours of tedious work. It creates images for all major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, VK, WhatsApp, iMessage, and Reddit. Simply share your content as you normally would, and the images will automatically appear.

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Improved Jetpack Experience

Jetpack 10.1: Customize Search in Block Editor

A new month has arrived along with a shiny new version of Jetpack that provides an enhanced experience for you and your site visitors.

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Should you use a WordPress Migration Service?

Not all website hosts are created equal, and there may come a day when yours just isn’t cutting it anymore. Migration refers to the process of moving your existing WordPress site to a new host without affecting its functionality or content. It’s something you’ll need to do if you decide to switch hosts. 

There are various reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe you’re having issues with uptime or need more services as your business grows. Perhaps you need a plan with more features, storage capabilities, or faster loading times. Or, maybe you’ve just found a new provider with more competitive pricing. Whatever the reason, site migrations can seem intimidating, particularly if you’ve never done one before. 

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