Looking for a way to add an extra layer of protection to your site security? Two-factor authentication (2FA) might be your best bet. 2FA can be used along with your traditional login credentials to make it even harder for unauthorized users to log into your account (even if they have your password).
Let’s review why enabling 2FA will benefit your site security, and how it can stop hackers in their tracks.
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WordPress 4.5 will be released in a few weeks, and we’ve made updates to Jetpack to account for the significant changes that will be introduced in this new version of WordPress.
These updates have involved making sure that certain Jetpack features work properly in the Customizer view, namely adding support for selective refresh. Big thanks to @westonruter for contributing the code!
Other enhancements and bug fixes:
Contact Form: no longer calling the datepicker method if it’s not available.
Single Sign On: settings checkboxes now honor filters and constants that restrict certain sign-in modes.
Shortcodes: fixed a problem with Gist fetching.
Shortcodes: fixed invalid HTML5 markup in YouTube embed code.
Shortcodes: made Vimeo links work properly in case of multiple mixed uses in one post.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to 3.9.5:
Christopher Finke, Derek Smart, Elio Rivero, Igor Zinovyev, Jeremy Herve, Matt Wiebe, Michael Cain, Miguel Lezama, Mo Jangda, Philip John, Tammie Lister, and Weston Ruter.
Jetpack 3.9.6 was also released today to fix an issue with some comments incorrectly rendering video embeds. Our apologies! Consider it an early April Fools’ Day joke…
Jetpack 2.9 is out! We’ve got a few exciting new additions — Multisite support, a Related Posts module, and a more secure Single Sign On — along with many smaller improvements and bug fixes.
Manage all your Multisite connections with one login
Logging in to each blog on a Multisite network to connect and configure Jetpack can be time consuming. Now, you can administer them all from one master account. When network-activating Jetpack, you’ll see a new Jetpack > Settings tab in your Network Admin. From here, you can manage all your blogs’ connections, control whether individual blog admins can reconnect with their own account, and designate which Jetpack modules are activated by default.
Make your site stickier with Related Content
The Related Posts module encourages your visitors to stick around longer by displaying links to additional content on your site related to what they’re currently viewing. Usually, analyzing website content to suggest relations eats up precious server resources. By utilizing the power of WordPress.com, the Related Posts module gives visitors more of what they came for while keeping your server resources freed up.
More security with Single Sign On
The Single Sign On module already gives you peace of mind against compromised user accounts because WordPress.com handles all the authentication for you — your site never touches the user’s private credentials. This release takes security a step further by giving site administrators the ability to require users to have Two-Step authentication enabled on their WordPress.com account before they can log in.