Jetpack 10.5: New features and under-the-hood improvements

The new year comes with a shiny new Jetpack. This month, we’re shipping new features for VideoPress, as well as other under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes to create a better Jetpack experience for you and your site.

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13 Things Every Medical Practice Website Should Include

A medical practice website is an essential tool for any healthcare provider. It can be used to share resources with patients, demonstrate your expertise, and spread the word about your services. It can also be instrumental in managing billing and payments, scheduling appointments, and granting patients access to their medical records.

To best serve existing and future patients, you’ll want to carefully plan your website’s features and content. If you’re a healthcare provider or a website developer that doesn’t have experience building medical practice websites, you may want to enlist the help of a developer who specializes in this area so you can be assured that ADA, HIPAA, and other compliance requirements are met. 

Whether you build your site yourself or hire a developer to do it for you, include the following 13 features to maximize the benefits for your patients and business:

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Announcing Jetpack VideoPress: Ad-free, HD video for WordPress

Over the last decade, video has become an integral part of successful business strategy. It’s no longer enough to have video on your site to stand out; it’s essential to have it woven throughout the customer experience to drive traffic, generate leads, boost engagement, and increase sales.

Despite the ubiquity of video, the available solutions for WordPress are often lackluster. Ads can ruin the moment, presenting irrelevant content and increasing site abandonment. On top of that, there are challenges with integrating technology and self-hosting video.

That’s why we’re excited to present Jetpack VideoPress.

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What is the Jetpack plugin?

The Jetpack plugin is an all-in-one solution for WordPress sites with free and premium features that boost performance, security, marketing, design, and publishing. It’s developed and maintained by Automattic — the people behind WordPress.com.

It integrates seamlessly with WordPress, saving you the hassle that comes with dozens of standalone plugins. But, at the same time, it allows you to enable only the features you need, keeping your site management process simple. 

Let’s take a more in-depth look at some of the functionality included with Jetpack.

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Should you use a WordPress Migration Service?

Not all website hosts are created equal, and there may come a day when yours just isn’t cutting it anymore. Migration refers to the process of moving your existing WordPress site to a new host without affecting its functionality or content. It’s something you’ll need to do if you decide to switch hosts. 

There are various reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe you’re having issues with uptime or need more services as your business grows. Perhaps you need a plan with more features, storage capabilities, or faster loading times. Or, maybe you’ve just found a new provider with more competitive pricing. Whatever the reason, site migrations can seem intimidating, particularly if you’ve never done one before. 

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The Complete Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Site

Moving your site to a new host can seem daunting, but it’s often necessary. Hosting provides the critical infrastructure needed to make your website available for users all across the world. It’s important that you choose one that’s reliable, secure, and high-quality.

But how do you know if you need a new hosting provider and how do you easily and safely move your site?

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What Is a CRM and Does Your Business Need One?

Do you feel like you’re always behind in your business no matter how hard you work? Are you failing to follow up with customers and missing out on new revenue? Are you struggling to understand what’s working and what’s not? As common as these feelings are for business owners and entrepreneurs, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Running any business requires an array of procedures, tasks, and details. The goal of a CRM is to make these tasks easier to complete. Once you start effectively using a CRM, your company will run more efficiently, increase sales, and track contact data better.

For new entrepreneurs just starting out, a CRM is an essential startup tool that will give you an edge over the competition so you don’t feel like you’re always climbing uphill.

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Jetpack Blocks: Tools for Creating Engaging Content

According to Hosting Tribunal, 70 million new posts are published on WordPress blogs alone every month. And though the average post is 1,150 words long, the average time visitors spend on a page is only 16 seconds.

To beat the average, it’s more important than ever to create quality posts that hook website visitors. Engaging, top-notch content requires more than just a text editor — you need tools that allow you to build visual, interactive, multimedia experiences.

The WordPress block editor (and additional Jetpack blocks) give you the power to deliver that without needing to hire a developer or learn a single line of code.

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What Does the Jetpack Plugin Do?

One of the greatest benefits of WordPress is its extendability — there’s a plugin for nearly any task you could imagine so you can build a website that accomplishes anything that you want. 

Does this mean you should load up on plugins? No. The more plugins you have, the slower your site loads, which negatively impacts your visitors’ experience. And some plugins can conflict with one another or with your theme, leading to errors or downtime.

That’s why Jetpack is a great option for WordPress sites: with dozens of tools in a single plugin, it provides a ton of functionality without weighing down your site.

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Site Search for WooCommerce: What Customers are Looking For

No matter the size of your online store, the number one way to make customers happy — and increase sales — is to help them find exactly what they want, and find it fast. This is where your search box comes in, leading visitors to the information they’re looking for without having to scroll through layers of categories or menus.

While this is good for your customers, it’s also great for you. Visitors are twice as likely to buy a product if they use search to find what they need, so a good search tool means more conversions and more sales. And quality search results engage shoppers across your whole website, giving them access to alternate products and blog posts to further increase the chance that they’ll end up making a purchase.

The key is to find the right search tool, one that provides relevant, filterable, fast results. 

Enter Jetpack Search.

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