Welcome to another release of Jetpack. The big new thing in Jetpack 6.0 is:
Enhanced privacy controls and GDPR compliance
These are the first changes we’ve made to help Jetpack fully comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25th, 2018. Keep an eye open for more updates coming soon.
New social media icons widget
The updated social media icons widget brings many more social network options and a newer interface, which makes adding new links a breeze.
With every release we try to improve the feature set, speed, and efficiency of Jetpack. 6.0 is no exception with over 30 enhancements and bug fixes. Among them are:
- We’ve improved the accessibility, performance, and efficiency of the dashboard.
- We have enhanced our brute force attack prevention logic to block attacks more efficiently.
- We’ve refined and enhanced our improved search feature. After a short beta testing period we have fully launched search to all customers on our Professional plan, give it a try.
- Jetpack and WooCommerce are working together better than ever—we have added support for improved tracking of add-to-cart events in Jetpack’s stats.
- We have removed Holiday Snow from Jetpack and WordPress.com. Its removal will help us make Jetpack a more focused and robust product for small businesses. If you miss having snow fall across your site there are stand-alone plugins available.
- And many other smaller (and probably boring) stability improvements.
As always you can read the full changelog and see what else we have improved in this release.
Thanks to all the contributors of this release: Alex Mills, Allen Snook, Anthony Bubel, Brandon Kraft, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Derek Springer, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Filipe Varela, Igor Zinovyev, Javi A, Jeremy Herve, Joan Rho, Jon Surrell, Matt Wiebe, Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Mikael Korpela, Niels Lange, Oscar Lopez, Richard Muscat, Rob Landers, Robert Elliott, Rodrigo Iloro, Scott Stancil, Valerie Kalantyrski, Yaroslav Kukharuk, Jason Caldwell.