Today’s release of Jetpack 5.4 includes the addition of a new field to our Contact Form editor, display improvements to Comments and how they integrate with themes, and welcome screens for users of our paid plans. We’ve also added a new search feature, currently in beta, that Jetpack Professional customers can help us test.
Let’s take a closer look at what we’ve included in this update.
Date picker added to Contact Form editor
We added a new field to the Contact Form editor that allows you to add a date picker to your forms.
This allows you to ask visitors to submit delivery dates, their birthdays, the best day to contact them, or anything else you can think of.
Improvements to Comments and theme compatibility
We’ve made some improvements to how the Jetpack comment form is displayed in some themes.
When enabled on your site, the Comments feature should now display a form with a default height. There should also be no extra white space below it. Comments entered into the form will cause the height of the form to expand automatically.
Welcome screens added to paid plans
When purchasing a Jetpack Personal, Premium, or Professional plan, you’ll now see a welcome screen with some tips to help you make the most of the plan you just purchased.
Jetpack Search (Beta) available for Professional plan customers
To get started, go to Settings > Traffic on WordPress.com, and select a site using Jetpack 5.4 and a Professional plan. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enable the search feature.
This feature is still in beta, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback if you give it a try.
Miscellaneous updates and fixes
Finally, here are a few more updates we’ve made in 5.4:
- Fixed some UI issues within the Jetpack settings interface for the Internet Explorer 11 browser.
- The Simple Payments button received some minor display improvements.
- Facebook embeds have received display improvements.
- RTL style fixes for some shortcodes.
- Added a new “Time Unit” setting to available widgets.
- Third party plugin and theme authors can add new menu items to the WordPress.com toolbar.
Full changelog and thanks
Install Jetpack on your site or upgrade to 5.4 today and let us know what you think!
Thank you to the contributors to this release:
Alexander Concha, Allen Snook, Andrew Duthie, Anthony Bubel, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Donna Peplinskie, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Erick Hitter, George Stephanis, Igor Klimer, Igor Zinovyev, Umang Vaghela, James Fraser, James Nylen, Jeremy Herve, Justin Shreve, Kirk Wight, Lance Willett, Marko Andrijasevic, Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Nick Daugherty, Nicole Kohler, Oscar Lopez, Paul Sieminski, RC Lations, Rastislav Lamos, Rob Landers, Rocco Tripaldi, Sam Hotchkiss, Scott Stancil, Stanimir Stoyanov, Steve Seear, Takashi Irie, and Thomas Guillot.