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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Jetpack 6.2: General Maintenance

Jetpack 6.2 is now available for download. 6.2 includes a few improvements and bugfixes, making it another general maintenance release.

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

Here’s what’s new for June:

Jetpack features supported on AMP

The biggest news for this release: we’ve made changes so that Jetpack features will now work on AMP pages.

If you’re not familiar with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), you can learn more about the project here. Essentially, AMP provides a way to create pages that load near instantaneously for mobile users, and are managed like other pages on your website.

Along with adding missing support, we now prevent rendering of Jetpack features that would cause issues when rendering the AMP version of pages.

Content options

For themes that support Content Options, we now exclude Custom Post Types, like the Portfolio and Testimonials, when toggling between showing a post’s content or an excerpt via the Blog Display option in the customizer.

Improvements to Cookies & Consent Widget

This widget, added in the 6.1.1 release last month, has been updated for improved display options. First, we’ve added a “top” option for the widget position. The existing bottom of the screen position is the default.

We also did some work to improve the compatibility of this widget with different themes, specifically regarding the positioning of the widget.

Miscellaneous fixes and updates

Finally, here are a few more updates you’ll find in 6.2 that you may want to be aware of:

  • Contact Form: We fixed scrolling and height for very large contact forms.
  • Tiled Galleries and Image CDN: If our image CDN is active, Jetpack will now use it when a Tiled Gallery links to a media file.
  • Related Posts: Jetpack now won’t attempt to load related posts for an unpublished post.
  • Sharing: We fixed an issue that resulted in incorrect URLs for sharing on WhatsApp. We also resolved a problem with duplicate requests occurring to check if your Akismet installation is active and functional when using the Share By Email button.
  • Shortcodes: Fixed the Facebook shortcode in wp-admin.

Update to 6.2 today

As always, the full changelog has more details on this update. If you have questions, we’re happy to lend a hand via our support channels.

Install Jetpack on your site or update to 6.2 now!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release: Alex Kirk, Allen Snook, Anthony, Anthony Garand, Barry Abrahamson, Brandon Kraft, Daniel Walmsley, Daryl L. L. Houston, David Newman, Derek Smart, Don Park, Drew Butler, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, George Stephanis, Ian Dunn, Igor Zinovyev, Iliya Polihronov, Jacopo Tomasone, James Huff, James Nylen, Jason Caldwell, Jason Johnston, Jeff Bowen, Jeremy Herve, Joe Bartlett, Jonathan Sadowski, Laurel Fulford, Michael Arestad, Michael Cain, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Mikael Korpela, Mike Jolley, Oscar Sanchez, Paul Schreiber, RC Lations, Randall Stoltzfus, Rocco Tripaldi, rodruiz, Steve Seear, Thomas Guillot, Timmy Crawford, Tugdual de Kerviler, Yoav Farhi, Weston Ruter

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Jetpack 6.1.1: Privacy Update

Jetpack 6.1.1 is now available for download and includes more privacy and consent tools to ensure your site is GDPR compliant. We’re also shipping a few small fixes in this release, including a fix for secondary languages (for example, English or Spanish variations) with the Likes feature.

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

Here’s what’s new in this release:

Cookies & Consents Banner widget updates

If you’re interested in GDPR updates and compliancy, this update is for you. First, the EU Cookie Law Widget is now called the Cookies & Consents Widget Banner and comes with added consent-oriented functionality. The widget also lets you specify a link to your privacy policy, making it easy for visitors to find — if your site has a Privacy Policy page set (introduced in WordPress 4.9.6), we’ll automatically populate the widget’s settings with the URL.

We also added a new setting letting you control the expiration date of the consent banner, plus a new filter jetpack_disable_eu_cookie_law_widget that will disable the banner entirely.

New warning in EU Cookie Law widget

A new warning is displayed while configuring an instance of the EU Cookie Law widget:

Caution: The default policy URL only covers cookies set by Jetpack. If you’re running other plugins, custom cookies, or third-party tracking technologies, you should create and link to your own cookie statement.

Feedback data storage change

We added Feedback data (i.e., Contact Form submissions) to the personal data exported and/or erased by the latest version of WordPress core.

Miscellaneous fixes and updates

Here are a few final fixes to be aware of:

  • WordAds: We don’t show Ads unless the visitor is on the main query within the loop.
  • Likes: We fixed a bug that resulted in an alert box showing for sites set to languages deriving from main ones.
  • Lazy Loading Images: Fixed a bug where images would disappear when scrolling.
  • Sharing: Added a check for validating the Akismet key before allowing sharing by email.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: Fixed PHP warning when attempting to get a list of plugins.

Update to 6.1.1 now

As always, the full changelog has more details on this update, and we’re happy to answer questions you may have via our support channels.

Install Jetpack on your site or update to 6.1.1 now!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release: Alex Kirk, Anthony Bubel, Anthony Garand, Brandon Kraft, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Igor Zinovyev, James Huff, James Nylen, Jason Caldwell, Jeff Bowen, Jeremy Herve, Mikael Korpela, Mike Jolley, and RC Lations.

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Jetpack 6.1: General Maintenance

Happy May and welcome to Jetpack 6.1. This month brings us another general maintenance release, so you won’t find any big surprises here, but there are still some important improvements to learn about.

The new things you’ll find in 6.1 are:

Privacy information links added

Jetpack’s position regarding its users and their visitors’ privacy has been enhanced in the process to make all of Automattic’s software GDPR-compliant.

You will now will see a footer on the “More Info” popover that appears next to each feature setting. These link to specific sections in our support docs describing privacy implications in the event you want to learn more about them.

Stats and Do Not Track changes

We now offer the users a way to have a clear map of the privacy implications of each Jetpack feature. We also introduced a new filter that will honor the Do Not Track feature for visitors that choose to take advantage of it.

Note that this only affects Jetpack’s own Stats feature and nothing else.

WordAds improvements

There are two improvements to the WordAds program to share this month. First, we’ve added support for the ads.txt file.

Second, we’ve introduced a new shortcode, [wordads], which allows you to include an ad inline on any given post or page content. This will give you even more flexibility in defining where your ads appear on your site.

Additional performance enhancements

There are a few bugfixes and enhancements in this release, but the main issues we tackled are the following:

  • When a post transitions to publish, Jetpack used to add Publicize post meta to all posts, whether or not it was a Publicize-able post type. This has been adjusted.
  • We removed the Sharing and Like display functionality from WooCommerce’s Cart, Checkout, and Account pages.
  • Users running their site on PHP 7.2 were seeing notices on their logs related to language features that were updated with this latest release of PHP. These notices should now be addressed.

Full changelog and thanks

As always, you can read the full changelog and see what else we have improved in this release.

Install Jetpack on your site or upgrade to 6.1 today to experience the latest and greatest!

Thanks to all the contributors to this release:

Aaron Douglas, Alex Mills, Allen Snook, Anthony Bubel, Brandon Kraft, Daniel Walmsley, David Newman, Derek Smart, Eric Johnson, Egill R. Erlendsson, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, George Stephanis, Igor Zinovyev, Javi Alvarez, Jacopo Tomasone, Jason Johnston, Jeremy Herve, Jeff Bowen, Jeff Stieler, Joan Rho, Justin Shreve, Lance Willett, Michael D Adams,  Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Mikael Korpela, Mike Jolley, Niels Lange, Oscar Lopez, Peter Westwood, Rastislav Lamoš, RC Lations, Rob Landers, Rocco Tripaldi, Taegon Kim, Tugdual de Kerviler, Yaroslav Kukharuk, and Žiga Sancin.

 

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