Jetpack 11.5: Under-the-hood improvements to enhance your experience

Update 2022-11-02: Jetpack 11.5.1 was released today to address a conflict with WP Super Cache and an upgrade issue that caused critical errors on some sites.

For more details on the latter issue, Jetpack was looking for a file that didn’t exist because the Firewall module didn’t regenerate it properly during the update. The 11.5.1 update makes sure the file is properly generated before upgrading. There are instances where the file may have still been generated during upgrading, which is why this didn’t affect every site with the module enabled on 11.5. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

This month we have worked on several under-the-hood improvements to enhance your Jetpack experience, including updates to forms, notification emails, and Jetpack Social.

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What Are WordPress Widgets & How to Add Them to Your Site

When putting together a WordPress site, it’s easy to get lost in the details. The content management system (CMS) offers so many features and options, it can be hard to decide what’s best for your website.

There’s a lot of talk about topics like what pages to include or how to set up a site header and menu. However, a slightly less talked about feature is the widget.

Thankfully, that’s the focus of our article today. We’ll break down what WordPress widgets are, explain how they work, and offer examples of how to set up widgets on multiple areas of your website.

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

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How to Create & Add a Contact Form to a WordPress Page

Including a contact form on your WordPress site gives visitors an easy way to get in touch with you. They don’t have to leave your site, dial a phone number, copy an email address, or do anything else. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to communicate with prospects while keeping personal information private.

There are a few different ways to add a contact form to your WordPress site. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about contact forms, including how to create them, embed them, and secure them.

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Jetpack Social, the newest and easiest way to share your WordPress content to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr

Social media has changed a lot in the last ten years since Jetpack launched its social sharing tools. Remember 2012? Pinterest exploded onto the scene, MySpace relaunched, Facebook went public, and also bought a little photo-sharing network called Instagram.

Today, social networks have long been established as a pillar of any marketing or communication plan. In fact, Generation Z may be more likely to find answers through social media instead of Googling. You already know you need to get your message on social media to reach your audience where they hang out. But who has the time to manage that, along with everything else? That’s why we created Jetpack Social.

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How to Improve First Contentful Paint (FCP) in WordPress

A First Contentful Paint (FCP) score gives you an indication of how much time it takes your site to render. A poor score means your visitors are likely having to wait longer than they should. 

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve this. By optimizing your website’s resources, you can ensure that your content loads quickly and keeps users engaged. 

In this post, we’ll explain what FCP is, why it’s important, and how to test your website for this metric. Then, we’ll show you how to improve a poor FCP score in WordPress.

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Guide to WordPress Uptime Monitoring (+3 Best Plugins)

Your WordPress website’s availability is crucial to its success. If it’s down often, you’re going to miss out on new visitors and probably push away existing supporters as well. To make sure this isn’t happening, you’ll need a reliable way to oversee your page performance.

Luckily, there are plugins and services that can monitor your WordPress website and alert you to any issues that may arise. By keeping track of your site’s uptime, you’ll have a better idea of how it’s performing. That way, you can catch any issues and take action to address them. 

In this post, we’ll discuss what uptime monitoring in WordPress is and some reasons downtime occurs. Then, we’ll talk about how to track uptime and suggest some plugins and tools you can use to do so. 

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Jetpack 11.4 – Behind-the-scenes improvements for your site

We have shipped several under-the-hood improvements for an enhanced Jetpack experience in this release. You can check the changelog to see all the bug fixes and improvements.

To use the latest Jetpack version on your site, update your existing installation or install Jetpack.

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How to Track & Log User Activity in WordPress + 6 Best Plugins

If you have a WordPress website, you might want to be able to track the activity that happens on it. By tracing every single modification on your site (and who completes it), you’ll be better equipped to resolve any problems that may arise.

Fortunately, you can use a WordPress plugin to track user activity on your site. There are many tools available that enable you to monitor changes made to your content. 

In this post, we’ll discuss why tracking user activity is important and what kinds of actions to prioritize. Then, we’ll explain how to track and log user activity in WordPress, and list six plugins that get the job done.

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Top 6 Private Video Hosting Platforms for Businesses & Creators

When you think about hosting videos for your business, popular video sharing sites, such as YouTube or Dailymotion, may be the first things that come to mind. But these are usually not the best choice for those who want to include videos on their WordPress site. They come with restrictions, advertising, and limited control over how your videos are presented and who can see them. Instead of winning more business, or wowing people with your latest creation, your videos could actually push them away. 

Today we’re going to look at private video hosting platforms designed for the needs of businesses and professional creators. We’ll explore their features as well as the pros, cons, and costs of the best options available. 

Lights, camera, action! 

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Why Choose WordPress as an Enterprise CMS?

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). It powers over 40% of all websites and more than 64% of those that use a CMS. It’s easy to use and customize. But is it the best option for enterprise websites? 

WordPress continues to grow in popularity as large companies realize its capabilities for building a robust site that can scale with their needs. But if you want to use WordPress for enterprise, it’s essential to understand how it works. It’s also worth exploring examples of how you can use the CMS, along with some plugins and hosting options you can leverage. 

In this post, we’ll discuss what to expect from the WordPress enterprise ecosystem, its benefits, and the best WordPress plugins to use. We’ll also cover real-world examples of WordPress enterprise sites and wrap up with frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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