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.
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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).
Continue reading → Jetpack 6.6: Better Site Verification Tools
Today’s release of Jetpack 5.9 includes some general maintenance items, many of which are included due to feedback received after the release of our search and Lazy Loading Images features in 5.8. You probably won’t find anything surprising in the list below, but it’s still worth a read to see what we’ve improved!
Here’s everything you’ll find in 5.9:
We received some great feedback about the Elasticsearch-powered search feature in our Professional plans that helped us make some important changes to its behavior in this release.
First, we’ll now implicitly activate this feature when the Jetpack Search Widget gets added to a sidebar. Also, the link from the Jetpack Search settings card will now properly direct you to the Widgets section in the customizer, so it’ll be easier to add and customize your search widget.
Another change we’ve introduced: any active Jetpack Search widgets will be moved to the inactive list if you disable the search feature.
We now allow images to be ignored by the Lazy Loading Images feature (introduced in 5.8) if they contain a reserved class name — by default,
skip-lazy, or a custom one you define via the new
To use this on your site, apply the like
skip-lazy class to a post or page with images, and verify that they do not load in a deferred fashion when visiting the content from the frontend.
Previously, when your site had the WordPress.com Toolbar enabled and you signed out of your site, you would also be signed out of WordPress.com. This would potentially create a strange experience if you just were trying to sign out to your site in order to perform testing.
With Jetpack 5.9, if you sign out from the toolbar, you will only be logged out of your site — not WordPress.com. You will still be able to configure Jetpack from WordPress.com if you wish to.
Finally, here are a few additional changes you may want to be aware of:
jetpack_twitter_image_default, was added to allow themes and plugins to customize twitter:image when no suitable image is found automatically.
Install Jetpack on your site or upgrade to 5.9 today to try out the latest improvements!
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