Have you ever used a new piece of technology and immediately wished you could poke around inside — “How’d they do that?” Us too! Luckily, the open source ethos that informs everything we do means that the guts of the new Jetpack Search are there for the poking.
For a change this big, we also thought it’d be useful to share why we felt large changes to our architecture were necessary in order to improve the search experience.
Continue reading → The New Jetpack Search Architecture
Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner, or a developer – Jetpack comes with many different features you can use to build your site, write your posts, and promote them. However, you may not use all of these features. This month, we’ll discover how to use filters to customize the list of features added by Jetpack.
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Use filters to customize the Jetpack features available on your site
Jetpack’s sharing buttons look good, are simple to use, and include several hooks allowing you to customize every single aspect of the module. Let’s learn to use some of these hooks together!
Use filters to customize sharing buttons on your site
Did you know you could create contact forms with Jetpack? This month, we’ll discover different ways to customize these forms on your site.
Use filters to customize Contact Forms on your site
Are you familiar with Jetpack Subscriptions? This month, we’ll use filters to customize this module, and control which posts should be sent to your subscribers.
Jetpack’s Subscriptions module sends an email to your subscribers every time you publish a new post. That’s practical, but sometimes you may not want to bother your subscribers for something that might not be interesting to them.
Use filters to take control of Jetpack Subscriptions
Let’s kick off 2016 with a new series: welcome to the first installment of Hook of the Month!
Hooks are places in WordPress code where you can add your own code or change the default behavior of WordPress. Jetpack includes many of those hooks — 430 at the time of writing. In this series, I’ll introduce you to a new hook every month.
Today, let’s look at hooks help you customize one of our most popular widgets, the Top Posts & Pages widget.
Continue reading → Hook of the Month: Customizing the Top Posts & Pages Widget