Recently we added a “hint” utility to Jetpack to help you discover all of its features. For quite some time now, we have been hearing from you, agencies, and hosts, that Jetpack has a vast amount of features that aren’t widely known. People can get stuck in a confusing loop trying to find Jetpack features by searching through the wp-admin.
Similar to buying a new phone or getting a new car, you don’t always learn about every single new feature on day one; instead you discover new things as you go. These hints are meant to help out in just that way.
However, we made a mistake, and we’re moving to correct it immediately. Our intention with these feature hints is to help you discover helpful features of Jetpack that you already have, right when you need them most. Today we’re correcting an error in judgement that resulted in the hints suggesting Jetpack features that actually required an upgrade. We’ve also made some design changes that make these feature hints less prominent. This way, you can choose to enable a feature of Jetpack that you already have installed, or you can quickly choose another great solution from the WordPress directory.
Go ahead and update Jetpack to 7.2.1; it’s now available for download.
- We’ve removed all Jetpack hints that required an upgrade to work, so rest assured all recommendations are only for features you already have installed and ready to go.
- We’re reducing confusion around feature hints by simplifying the design and changing some text; this way it’s clear that feature hints are from Jetpack and are easily dismissible.
- A slideshow block bug has been fixed as well — now everyone will be able to easily move between pictures.
Going forward we want to help create a feature hints solution that works for all WordPress users and plugin developers. We are excited to work with suggestions like this one, by Joost de Valk and see how we might be able to find a solution in WordPress core to help users discover plugin features, and prevent this very common issue. Once a core solution is available, we plan to adopt it for Jetpack.
The full changelog has more details on this update, and our feature hints support page has useful information about this feature. If you have any more questions, we’re able to answer them all via our support channels. Thanks for using Jetpack!
The more you can tailor your website for your visitors, the more likely you are to engage them. Jetpack 7.2 adds two new options for customizing your content.
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Jetpack 7.1.1 is now available for download. Following yesterday’s release, we discovered a few issues that impacted all sites using the latest version of Jetpack.
- The Mailchimp, Tiled Gallery, and Slideshow blocks are now fully compatible with Internet Explorer 11; you should not see any errors when using those blocks and visiting your site using IE11.
- We fixed notices that would appear on sites that did not use the Publicize feature.
- We solved some conflicts between the feature suggestions appearing on the Plugins screen and other plugins displayed there.
- We’ve made some changes to improve performance of the Top Posts and the Blog Stats widgets on high-traffic sites.
- We fixed an issue that prevented displaying subscribers count in the subscription forms.
The full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re able to answer all your questions via our support channels.
Thanks for your support!
Jetpack 7.0.1 is now available for download. It addresses a security issue reported to us via HackerOne, and updates the Publicize feature in anticipation of changes to the LinkedIn API in the near future.
Continue reading → Jetpack 7.0.1: Security and Maintenance release
This release introduces two new features to add some zip to your posts and help you create those posts faster. (Spoiler alert: GIFs!)
Continue reading → Jetpack 7.0: Be more productive, one post at a time!
Another wave of blocks built for the new WordPress editor is here! Along with a streamlined admin page, Jetpack 6.9 is a serious upgrade to your website building and management tools.
Continue reading → Jetpack 6.9: introducing more tools for the new block editor
Jetpack 6.8.1 is now available for download. This is a general maintenance release that also addresses a security issue we found during an internal audit of the Contact Form block we introduced in the last release.
Continue reading → Jetpack 6.8.1: General Maintenance and Security Update
Today, we’re introducing the first wave of Jetpack blocks built specifically for the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg. The features you’ve come to rely on have been adapted for this new experience: payment buttons, forms, maps, and markdown.
Continue reading → Jetpack 6.8: Building Jetpack for the new WordPress editor
Jetpack 6.7 is now available for download. This release brings you a few exciting new features that make your site faster and safer.
Continue reading → Jetpack 6.7: New Site Accelerator and Activity View