Jetpack from Anywhere: The Mobile App is Here

There’s not much better than world-class security and analytics tools in a single plugin. But wouldn’t it be fantastic if all of these things were available on an app so you could access them on the go?

Announcing the new Jetpack mobile app, now available for iOS and Android — hooray! This robust app brings all of your favorite essential Jetpack features to your mobile device. Receive important notifications, keep tabs on site activity, restore a backup if necessary, scan for malware, view valuable site stats, and access other Jetpack features you love, anytime and anywhere. 

The app supports WordPress sites with Jetpack enabled and an account connected to WordPress.com.

To download the mobile app, click the buttons below or enter your email to get a link on your mobile device.

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Jetpack and ScalaHosting: Better Together

Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most important website decisions you can make because it impacts so many things — security, speed, functionality, uptime, and usability to name just a few. And while these are valuable considerations for any site owner, as your website grows, it becomes more and more important to consider flexibility and efficiency.   

That’s why we’ve partnered with ScalaHosting, whose mission is to make VPS hosting available to anyone.

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Jetpack Turns 10

Jetpack was born in March 2011. For the last 10 years, we’ve been happy to help you protect, speed up, and grow your business or hobby. Thanks for letting us travel with you on your journey towards success. 

Check out our birthday celebration site for an interactive exploration of how Jetpack has helped WordPress sites over the years. 

Here’s to the next 10 years!

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Introducing Creative Mail for Jetpack

Relying solely on new traffic to your site isn’t enough. To sustain and grow your business, especially in the current, rapidly evolving eCommerce environment, you need to collect visitors’ information and connect with them regularly via email.

Creative Mail, a WordPress email marketing plugin built by Constant Contact, is designed to integrate closely with your site and WordPress Dashboard. Growing your email list and sending beautiful campaigns is faster and easier than ever. 

Jesse Friedman, Director of Innovation for Jetpack, says, “The team at Constant Contact has built Creative Mail from the ground up to be a WordPress-first email marketing service. Creative Mail directly integrates with Jetpack and WooCommerce to provide you a seamless marketing experience.” 

Now you can add a newsletter signup and opt-in functionality anywhere on your site with the Form Block.

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Jetpack Customer Relationship Management plugin

Introducing Jetpack CRM: Grow Your Business Through Better Contact Management

We’re excited to announce Jetpack CRM, a new customer relationship management system built specifically for WordPress sites. Cultivating rich, ongoing relationships with your customers is now as easy as saving a draft or uploading a photo. 

“When you start out as an entrepreneur, there is a lot to learn,” says Woody Hayday, cofounder, Jetpack CRM. “One of the most important things small businesses can do to be successful is to build a strong rapport with their customers. We built Jetpack CRM to give entrepreneurs the most effective toolkit for managing their important relationships.” 

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Get WordPress Bundles for the Google Cloud Platform Through Bitnami

In August, developers’ lives got a lot easier when official WordPress images certified by Bitnami and Automattic became available on Amazon Web Services.  

Now, you can also find official WordPress images on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)! Automattic (the folks behind Jetpack, WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and more) partnered with Bitnami to provide a straightforward, secure way to use WordPress and Jetpack on GCP.   

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Every Bit(nami) Counts — Get Your Official WordPress Bundle for the Cloud with Bitnami and AWS

Are you a developer? Do you use Bitnami to install open source web applications? Automattic (the folks behind Jetpack,  WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and more) has partnered with Bitnami to make it easier for you to install official WordPress bundles that will help you meet your scaling needs. Bitnami is one of the easier ways to deploy production-ready WordPress sites in the AWS cloud: it provides production-ready solutions for AWS servers, so you can start using your new application for mission-critical work immediately, saving you precious development time. Starting today, Bitnami-created and Automattic-endorsed Production-Ready WordPress bundles are available in the AWS Marketplace — and they come with Jetpack built right in.

A WordPress Installation for Every Need

Bitnami provides a library of installers, or software packages, for web applications and development stacks. Production – Ready WordPress are pre-configured bundles designed for production environments. We’ve made the following Bitnami WordPress bundles official with more to come:

Bitnami: Under the Hood

Wonder how it works? Bitnami WordPress Production-Ready spans two availability zones in the AWS region, and the auto-scaling group is configured in each node to ensure high-availability and horizontal scaling. This specific solution maximizes performance through a replication model for distributing workloads across multiple WordPress instances. WordPress Production-Ready also uses Elastic Load Balancing to distribute requests across the nodes, and EFS for persisting files and ElastiCache cluster with Memcached for caching database queries to Amazon Aurora. 

Jetpack and Bitnami 

The free version of Jetpack is included with these bundles and is ready to help you grow, build, and secure your cloud-hosted site. While Bitnami helps you to quickly set up a production- ready WordPress bundle, Jetpack helps to secure and speed up your site.

Learn more

Join us for a live webinar with the Bitnami and AWS teams on August 14th, 2019 at 10am PDT. Click here to register

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • When it makes sense to host your own WordPress server in the cloud
  • How to use the official WordPress image from the AWS Marketplace to get started
  • The benefits of using the WordPress Production-Ready image
  • How AWS provides a great experience for cloud users

And if you’re not an AWS user? Jetpack is working closely with Bitnami to bring you official WordPress cloud bundles across other platforms. We’ll announce them here as they become available!

Watch a 2019 talk on Jetpack, Bitnami, and AWS


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Accelerate Your Site and SEO With Jetpack

An illustration of a site loading quickly with Jetpack

Regardless of the type of site you’re running, making sure that it loads quickly and feels fast should be among of your primary goals.

A fast site means a better visitor experience. Shorter load times can lead to lower bounce rates, happier readers, more page views, a healthier Time on Page, and — if you’re running a store — improved sales.

Because Google uses site speed in its ranking algorithm, it also has a direct influence on your SEO. Fast load times can result in higher rankings and ultimately lead to increased organic traffic.

Jetpack’s new site accelerator can improve your site speed and help you take control of your SEO. This new feature, similar to our Image CDN, allows you to host static site assets — such as JavaScript files and CSS stylesheets — on Jetpack’s servers and serve them from our own Content Delivery Network (CDN). This means less stress on your servers and an improved browsing experience for your visitors.

Currently, only files included in WordPress core and the Jetpack plugin can be served by our CDN.

Ready to take your new site accelerator for a spin?

Go to Jetpack Settings Writing in the dashboard of your WordPress site and toggle the Enable site accelerator option found in the Performance & speed section. No additional configuration or set up is necessary.

We’d love to hear from you

Enable the new site accelerator for your sites and let us know if you have any feedback — we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment below or open an issue in our GitHub repository.

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Activity: A New Way to Monitor, Debug, and Repair Your Site

The Jetpack team takes the security of your site seriously. We know that keeping a website safe and secure often boils down to knowledge — what changes took place? When? — so we’re excited to announce the new Activity feature is now available on all Jetpack and WordPress.com websites.

Smart site owners know that it’s important to keep a close eye on everything happening in their dashboard. Plugin installations, theme changes, and post content updates are critical events that can dramatically change your site. Monitoring them has always been important; now it’s also easy.

Activity is a convenient, chronological list of changes made to your site. It records and displays the most important events, including:

    • Published or updated posts and pages.
    • Comment submission and management activity.
    • Settings and options modifications.
    • Login attempts by registered site users.
    • Plugin installations, updates, and removals.
    • Theme switches, installations, updates, and deletions.

When you try out Activity, you’ll find the 20 most recent events that took place on your site. If you have a Personal or Premium plan, you’ll have access to 30 days’ worth of events. Customers on the Professional plan will have access to a full year of events. Paid customers can also filter activities by type and date range to find exactly what you want in less time.

Activity is more than just an audit log. Having access to this comprehensive list of events makes it easier to troubleshoot and repair your site when you need to. Whether it was a faulty plugin update or an errant theme change that damaged your site, Activity takes much of the guesswork out of finding out where and when things went wrong.

Monitor your site, no matter where you are

You don’t have to be stuck at your desk to keep a close eye on your site. Access your site’s activity directly from the WordPress mobile apps, and enjoy peace of mind from wherever life takes you.

Stay up to date on the latest theme and plugin updates

Keeping your themes and plugins up-to-date — and knowing when you last updated each item — is critical to the security of your site. With Activity you have access to all the details in one place, and you can even update themes and plugins directly from the event log.

We’d love to hear from you

Give Activity a try on your sites and let us know if you have any feedback — we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment below or open an issue in our GitHub repository.

 

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Blast Off With Jetpack and InMotion Hosting

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with InMotion Hosting to make Jetpack Personal and Professional plans available to their customers at no additional cost. This means you get a Jetpack plan for free when you choose one of five WordPress hosting plans with InMotion.

Here’s a little more information about the partnership for those of you new to either InMotion Hosting, Jetpack, or both.

InMotion Hosting: Speedy, secure WordPress hosting

With InMotion Hosting, you get high speed performance, top security, excellent customer service, and plans that fit your site as it grows. This means a faster and more reliable experience that keeps customers on your site. With managed WordPress hosting, you get a host that’s fully dedicated to WordPress sites… and now, the added bonus of Jetpack.

Take advantage of InMotion’s free website migration, or easily get started on a new website with WordPress pre-installed.

New to Jetpack?

Jetpack Personal, included with InMotion’s WP-2000S and WP-3000S hosting plans, offers everything a new WordPress user needs to grow and secure their website. Normally $39 annually, access to Jetpack Personal via your InMotion plan includes:

  • Real-time, off-site backups of your entire site content, data, and settings with one-click restores.
  • An unlimited image content delivery network (CDN) to speed up the delivery of images.
  • Spam filtering in your comments, contact forms, and product reviews.
  • Automated promotion of new pages and posts on social media networks.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress experts.

InMotion plans with Jetpack Personal included

Even better, InMotion includes Jetpack Professional for all plans WP-4000S and up. Jetpack Professional gives professional bloggers, small business owners, and WordPress experts access to all the tools they need to design and grow an incredible site. Normally $299 annually, access to Jetpack Professional includes everything listed above, plus:

  • Automated malware scanning of your code, themes, and plugins.
  • Unlimited high-speed, ad-free, high-definition video hosting.
  • Pre-approval to a WordPress-specific, high quality ad program to generate revenue.
  • Access to over 250 free and premium WordPress themes to help you design a professional site.

InMotion plans with Jetpack Professional included

How to get started

If you’re already an InMotion Hosting customer, log in to your account to get started.
On the other hand, if you’d like to sign up for managed WordPress hosting with InMotion Hosting, you can do so by viewing their plans here.

If you have questions about Jetpack after signing up, please contact support for assistance. If you need help with your InMotion Hosting plan, you can get in touch with their support team here.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think of this new partnership in the comments!

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