Wouldn’t it be nice if there were one-click solutions for everything?
Get in a fender bender? “Click” and the damage is gone. Forget your credit card at the grocery store? “Click” and it’s back in your wallet.
Unfortunately, things don’t work like that… unless you need to undo a broken or hacked website.
The Jetpack plugin provides a suite of tools designed specifically for WordPress, including Jetpack Backup — a security solution that saves copies of your site so you can restore it to a specific moment in time should anything go wrong. It’s like a time machine for erasing website problems.
Continue reading → The Fast Way to Restore Your WordPress Website to a Previous Date
Hosting companies play an invaluable role in building and managing your website. Not only are they responsible for storing the files that make web pages available to people around the world, they have a significant impact on site speed, security, and scalability.
The hosting landscape is competitive, so providers work hard to offer effective tools that add value to every site they host. That’s why we’re honored that Bluehost recommends Jetpack as an essential WordPress plugin.
Continue reading → Bluehost and Jetpack: Working Together for Better Website Management
You’ve dedicated hours of hard work and creativity to making your site the absolute best that it can be. But if you make a mistake or fall victim to a cyber attack, it could be gone in an instant.
That’s why website security — and the ability to restore your site if anything goes wrong — is just as important as creative content, design, marketing, and the other factors that make a website successful.
A downed site can be a complete disaster, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a lot like, well, Star Trek.
Continue reading → The Best Way to Protect Your Site: Jetpack Backup
Website security is important, although it can seem daunting or tedious — it doesn’t have to be. These six simple and effective best practices will help you protect your WordPress website from malicious, unwanted attention (hint: Jetpack can help!).
Continue reading → Securing your Site with Jetpack
You may have read the recent news report from Sucuri about the latest vulnerability to your WordPress XML-RPC file: Brute Force Amplification Attacks via WordPress XML-RPC
Brute force attacks against XML-RPC are one of the oldest and most common types of attacks to your site. Recently, according to Sucuri’s post above, attackers have found a way to “amplify” these attacks – making it easier for attackers to try and break into your site.
How can you protect yourself from these attacks?
Simple. Use Jetpack’s Protect module.
Sam Hotchkiss, one of our Jetpack developers, wrote an article today on his blog going over the more technical details on how this new attack method works and how Jetpack protects you from this new threat.
If you’re running Jetpack with Protect enabled, you don’t need to do anything to keep yourself safe from this. We’ve already got it taken care of for you!
With Jetpack 3.4, we’ve added new security features to protect your Jetpack-connected WordPress sites from bot net attacks. We’ve also taken some first steps to create a simplified interface for how you interact with Jetpack.
Your WordPress, Secured.
Brute force attacks are a growing concern for many website administrators. By integrating features from the WordPress plugin BruteProtect, Jetpack Protect can help you take control of site security and protect your site from this common attack vector.
A Centralized Experience
Continuing Jetpack’s mission to bring feature parity between self-hosted WordPress sites and WordPress.com, you will soon be able to manage security features from either your site’s dashboard or a central interface on WordPress.com. Locked out of your site from too many failed login attempts? You can whitelist your IP address in WordPress.com.
With the click of a button, you can immediately boost performance, security, and engagement to jump start your site with a curated set of Jetpack modules. This feature is tailored for those who are new to the plugin or new installation of Jetpack.
How to Update
Visit the Plugins page in your Dashboard and update Jetpack from there. Alternatively update all your sites in bulk from wordpress.com/plugins/jetpack.
How to Install
You can install Jetpack by visiting our install page or by searching for it in your Plugins page on your dashboard.
Please give us your feedback by leaving a comment and letting us know what you love or what you’d like to see in future updates. If you find any bugs or issues, please file a new issue on GitHub, create a new forum post, or simply contact our support team.