This release introduces two new features to add some zip to your posts and help you create those posts faster. (Spoiler alert: GIFs!)
GIFs: There’s a Block for That
Sometimes it’s easier (and more fun!) to express yourself with a simple GIF, and now it’s easier to get those GIFs into your posts. Jetpack’s new GIF block puts all of Giphy, the world’s largest GIF library, into your editor. Insert a GIF block, search for a word, pick your favorite GIF, and voilà: instant zing.
Cat GIFs, reaction GIFs, cinemagraphs. . . The possibilities are endless!
Speed Up Drafting with Copy Post
With the new Copy Post feature, you can quickly create new drafts based on already-published posts — super handy if you want to replicate a particular layout or format. Find the post you want to copy, and click the “Copy” link; Jetpack will take care of the rest and get you started with a fresh copy of that post.
You can use Copy Post with both the Block Editor and the Classic Editor.
Google+ will be sunset very soon, so we’ve started to remove Google+ features from Jetpack. If you previously used Google+ Widgets, sharing buttons, or shortcodes, those features will no longer be available in Jetpack. This release will remove them from your site.
If you have a Publicize connection to your Google+ Profile or Page it will continue working through March, but you won’t be able to create new connections.
We’ve continued tuning things up under the hood and laid the groundwork for more blocks to come next month. As always, the full changelog offers more details on this update. If you’re ready to bring the latest version of Jetpack to your site, update your existing installation or install Jetpack.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:
Alda Vigdís Skarphéðinsdóttir, Alex Kirk, Artur Piszek, Bernie Reiter, Daniel Walmsley, Dave Whitley, Derek Smart, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Geoff, Ian Jenkins, Igor Zinovyev, Jarda Snajdr, Jeff Bowen, Jeff Golenski, Jefferson Rabb, Jeremy Herve, Jon Surrell, Jonathan Belcher, Kat Hagan, Kerry Liu, Kirk Wight, Markus Dobmann, Marin Atanasov, Miguel Lezama, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Mikael Korpela, Peter Westwood, Rocco Tripaldi, Rodrigo Iloro, Rolf Allard van Hagen, Torres126, and Weston Ruter.