Jetpack 6.6.1: Fixing the Social Icons Widget

Jetpack 6.6.1 is now available for download. This release addresses issues that cropped up with the Social Icons Widget after we released Jetpack 6.6 yesterday.

If you use the Social Icons Widget on your site, you will have noticed that the widget was not styled anymore after updating to the most recent version of Jetpack yesterday. Sorry about that! Jetpack 6.6.1 fixes that issue.

The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer questions via our support channels.

Thanks for your support!

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Jetpack 6.6: Better Site Verification Tools

Jetpack 6.6 is now available for download. This release brings you two features that will make your website more attractive to readers and search engines alike (and a slew of the usual bug fixes and small enhancements).

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Jetpack 6.5: General Maintenance and Security Update

Jetpack 6.5 is now available for download. This is a general maintenance release that also addresses a security issue reported to us via HackerOne.

Here’s what’s new this month:

Simple Payments security update

Keeping your sites safe is always at the top of our minds, and this update improves the security of the Simple Payments widget. We highly recommend that users of this widget update to Jetpack 6.5 as soon as possible.

Thank you, Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies, for responsibly disclosing the security vulnerability to us.

Lazy Images network usage improved

With this update, your site visitors will have an even faster experience scrolling through your images once you’ve activated Lazy Images.

Site Verification settings removed from the Tools menu

We removed the settings interface previously found on the Tools menu, but you can still access it by visiting the Jetpack Admin Page settings.

WordAds improvements

You can now add and control custom entries on the ads.txt file with a brand-new setting. Where can you find it? Just head to the Jetpack Admin Page settings under the Traffic tab.

Update to 6.5 today

As always, the full changelog has more details on this update. If you’re ready to bring the latest version of Jetpack to your site, install Jetpack or update your existing installation right now.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release: Abidh Ahmed, Adam Silverstein, Ariel Chinn, Brandon Kraft, Damián Suárez, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Springer, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Igor Zinovyev, Marek Hrabe, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Mikael Korpela, no-sws, Oscar Lopez, Pattie Reaves, RC Lations, Rocco Tripaldi, Rodrigo Iloro, Tugdual de Kerviler, Weston Ruter, and Yaroslav Kukharuk.

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Jetpack 6.4.2 – Fix for Social Login in Comments

Jetpack 6.4.2 is now available for download. This point fix addresses a bug affecting Social Login on Jetpack Comments.

For this point release, we fixed an issue that was published with Jetpack 6.4, which affected visitors attempting to comment by authenticating with Social Login buttons on the Jetpack Comments form.

The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer questions via our support channels.

Thanks for your support!

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Jetpack 6.4.1 – Nested Comments Fix

Jetpack 6.4.1 is now available for download. This point fix addresses a bug affecting nested comments.

For this point release, we fixed an issue that was published with Jetpack 6.4, which affected users attempting to reply to comments on posts. The bug caused comments to appear as direct comments on the post, removing all-important nesting.

The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer questions via our support channels.

Thanks for your support!

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Jetpack 6.4: General Maintenance

Jetpack 6.4 is now available for download. This is another general maintenance release.

Here’s the short list of what’s new for this month:

Alignment fixes for Lazy Loading Images

Visitors with Javascript disabled should experience proper alignment of images on your site when using the Lazy Loading Images feature.

Also, if you are using this feature with the WooCommerce plugin, there should no longer be any bugs with images after updating an item’s quantity in the shopping cart.

flat.io shortcode added

We added a shortcode for flat.io embeds. Just paste an embed URL obtained on your flat.io score into the post body to get this working.

Simple Payment Widget updates

We added a warning for admin users when there are Simple Payment products published on pages/posts or as a Widget and the Simple Payment feature is disabled.

Additionally, users of a multi-site installation were experiencing fatal errors coming from the Simple Payment Widget if they deactivated Jetpack while running 6.3. We fixed that in this update.

Update to 6.4 today

As always, the full changelog has more details on this update. If you’re ready to update your site, install Jetpack or update your existing installation right now.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release: Abidh Ahmed, Alex Kozack, Brandon Kraft, Corey McKrill, Daniel Walmsley, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Fernando Espinosa, Filipe Varela, Garrett Hyder, Igor Zinovyev, Kerry Liu, Marin Atanasov, Michael Cain, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Mikael Korpela, Oscar Lopez, Rodrigo Iloro, Rolf Allard van Hagen, Sybre Waaijer, Weston Ruter, and Yaroslav Kukharuk.

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Jetpack 6.3.2: Simple Payment Widget Fix

Jetpack 6.3.2 is now available for download. This point fix addresses a fatal bug affecting all sites using PHP 5.3 and below.

For those keeping track, Jetpack 6.3.1 technically exists, but was never officially released. 6.3.2 is the latest and recommended version.

For this point release, we fixed a compatibility issue with the Simple Payment Widget, released yesterday, with PHP versions 5.3 and below. Initially this widget caused fatal errors upon activation.

The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer questions via our support channels.

Thanks for your support!

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Jetpack 6.3: Introducing the Simple Payment Widget

It’s another month, and you know what that means: Jetpack 6.3 is now available for download! 6.3 includes a few improvements and bugfixes, but the main draw this month is a brand new feature: the Simple Payment Widget.

We highly recommend that you update your sites to the latest version as soon as possible.

Here’s what’s new for July.

Take payments anywhere on your site: introducing the Simple Payment Widget

In a previous release, we introduced the Simple Payment Button for Jetpack, which allows you to add a PayPal payment button to any new post or page. With 6.3, we’re making it even easier to create these buttons and accept payments or donations with a new widget.

With the Simple Payment Widget, you can now add a quick payment option to any widgetized area on your WordPress site. Just set up the widget via the Customizer (Personalize > Customize):

Setting up a payment widget with Jetpack

… and you’ll be able to add something like the below to widgetized areas like your sidebar, header, or footer. Here’s an example from a footer area:

A completed Simple Payment Widget

This new option also gives you the ability to add and manage all of the products you want to accept payments for. To switch between products (or donations, services, or charitable causes), you’ll first need to set one up in a widget via the Customizer:

Adding a new product via the Simple Payments Widget

For each new product, you can add everything you can on a standalone Simple Payment Button, including a photo, description, and price.

Once one or more products have been created and saved via the Customizer, you can switch between them when adding a new widget or payment button. Just choose from the right button in the list when you’re setting up and you’re good to go!

We hope you enjoy this added feature! Let us know what you think of the addition in the comments, or reach out to support if you run into any issues setting up your new widgets.

More fixes and updates in this release

Aside from the Simple Payment Widget, we have a few other updates to share for 6.3. Here they are:

  • Lazy Loading Images: We updated the behavior of Lazy Loading Images for visitors with JavaScript disabled. Images will still load and will not display blank spots on the page.
  • Markdown: We updated the way we name the CSS class for <code> when attempting to specify a language for a code block. Prior to this release, you would receive class="language". Now you’ll get class="language-javascript" or the language you specified for the block.
  • Site security and bbPress: We fixed a compatibility issue with the bbPress login widget that was causing unncessary redirects upon attempting to log in.
  • Sitemap and formatting: We updated the date and time formatting for videos listed in the sitemap generated by Jetpack.
  • Site Stats: And finally, we fixed the width of the Jetpack Site Stats page so it’ll look a little nicer on wide screens.

Update to 6.3 today

As always, the full changelog has more details on this update if you’re interested. If you’re ready to go, install Jetpack on your site or update to 6.3 now!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release: Brad Griffith, Brandon Kraft, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Filipe Varela, Igor Zinovyev, Jacopo Tomasone, James Nylen, Jeff Bowen, Jeremy Herve, Michael Arestad, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Mikael Korpela, Oscar Lopez, Ramon Ahnert , Rocco Tripaldi, Rodrigo Iloro, Rolf Allard van Hagen, Steven Lin, Weston Ruter, and Yaroslav Kukharuk.

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Jetpack 6.2.1: Two Small Fixes

Jetpack 6.2.1 is now available for download. This point fix addresses a small bug that prevented stats from working on the AMP view for a site, as well as an uncommon issue with the VR shortcode.

We highly recommend that you update your sites to the latest version.

Here are all the details:

AMP & Stats now work together

We fixed stats not being recorded for sites running the AMP for WordPress plugin.

PHP error with VR shortcode

We fixed a PHP error resulting from the VR shortcode that only appeared when using the Gutenberg editor in the frontend. This is not common, but we got feedback about the Frontenberg theme having issues with the last Jetpack release, so we addressed this bug.

Update to 6.2.1 now

The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer questions via our support channels.

Install Jetpack on your site or update to 6.2.1 now!

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