We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Plugin Browser for your Jetpack sites. Now, you can install plugins from the WordPress.org plugin directory on all of your Jetpack sites from a single interface. You can also manage updates, and remove plugins you no longer need.
Until now, Jetpack sites with Manage enabled were only able to activate previously-installed plugins and set those plugins to autoupdate. Now, you can install new plugins as well as remove any plugins that are no longer being used.
In addition, we have dramatically improved the detailed view for a single plugin. You can see the compatibility with WordPress versions, ratings, descriptions, changelogs, and more!
Pro tip: If you find yourself browsing the WordPress.org plugin repository and want to install the plugin on your Jetpack site, you can just replace the .org in the URL with .com and be taken to the new Plugin Browser where you can install the plugin with a single click. You will need to be logged into your WordPress.com already for this to work.
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So what are you saying can we use plugins on wordpress.com.Not seeing any advantage having this new information.
The new plugin browser is useful when you have multiple self-hosted WordPress.org sites. Jetpack and its plugin browser now allow you to install, activate, deactivate, and update your plugins on all those sites from a central location, on WordPress.com.
If you have self-hosted WordPress.org sites, give it a try and let us know what you think!
Seems to work well. Thanks for the great information.
I always avoided Jetpack as I think it makes my site slower but now here comes the reason to use Jetpack. You people are adding more and more features which I think justify the speed issues. Thanks.
Thanks for the kind words! You’ll be glad to hear that we’ve also worked on improving Jetpack’s performance in the past year :). This article outlines how Jetpack performs compared with other popular plugins.
Some plugins are listed more than once, in the search results listing.
Could you send us an email with more details about your setup, so we can take a closer look? Thanks!