Jetpack 11.9 – Improvements for Social Sharing Buttons and Form Block

This month we have worked on several improvements to enhance your Jetpack experience, including further enhancements to the Social Sharing Buttons and Form Block.

Share your blog posts on Mastodon with improved Jetpack Social Sharing Buttons

We made some design and performance updates on our Social Sharing Buttons for a better user experience, including a new sharing button for Mastodon.

You can customize your Social Sharing Buttons by following these steps:

  • Go to the Jetpack dashboard in WP Admin.
  • View the Settings menu and click on Sharing page.
  • Enable Add sharing buttons to your posts and page option.
  • Click on Configure your sharing buttons.

Once you’ve activated the Sharing feature, you can also go to  Settings > Sharing to enable a sharing button:

As you can see in the video above, the button does a few things:

  1. You can pick between just the icon, icon + text, text only, or a button with a colorful logo and the text.
  2. When sharing, your visitors will first have to enter the Mastodon instance where they’d like to share the post.
  3. You can edit the message, but by default, the message will include the post title and URL, and tags will be added as hashtags at the end.

Field style syncing for the Form Block

We introduced a new Sync Fields Style option for the Form Block to provide you greater flexibility in customizing your forms’ designs. You can enable this option from the block settings in your editor:

Updated Stats dashboard design

We are now defaulting to an updated modern design for the Jetpack Stats dashboard to help provide valuable insights and grow your site.

If you have feedback on the updated design, please share your thoughts on this survey. And if you prefer to continue using the traditional stats for now, there is a toggle in the Traffic section of the Jetpack settings.

Automattic Certified as a Most Loved Workplace

Our parent company Automattic has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace by Best Practice Institute research and analysis. The Most Loved Workplace validation provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today. To learn more about Automattic’s certification and read why folks love working here, visit our page on Most Loved Workplace.  

We continue to grow and have some exciting open positions at Automattic, including in Engineering, Product, Marketing, Business Development, HR, Customer Support, and more. Work for us, from anywhere:

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:

Adnan Haque, Adrian Moldovan, André Kallehauge, Antony Agrios, Artur Piszek, Bogdan Nikolic, Brad Jorsch, Brandon Kraft, Christian Gastrell, Clemen, Damián Suárez, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Post, Dave Martin, Douglas Henri, Dylan Munson, Fernando Fernandes, Francesco Bigiarini, Gergely Márk Juhász, Grant Kinney, Ian Ramos, Igor Zinovyev, Jason Johnston, Jason Moon, Jasper Kang, Jeremy Herve, Jeremy Yip, John Caruso, Karen Attfield, Kevin L, Kosta, Kuba Birecki, Linas Valiukas, MILLER/F, Matias Ventura, Matthew Reishus, Miguel Torres, Nate Weller, Nauris Pūķis, Osk, Peter Petrov, Piotr Stankowski, Rafael Agostini, Renato Augusto Gama dos Santos, Robert Felty, Rustam Shaikh, Samiff, Sergey Mitroshin, Sérgio Gomes, Siobhan Bamber, Steve D, Tom Rhodes, Vishnu Gopal, bindlegirl, dkmyta, gogdzl, jcheringer, nunyvega, ouikhuan, simonktnga8c, thingalon, vikneshwar

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  1. Sami Falah says:

    Jeremy Herve has published a great post on how he has used the new Mastadon sharing button:

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sam sam says:

    Your Site is very nice


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