Today’s release of Jetpack 5.3 includes support for PHP 7.1, greater control over the placement of your ads, and several enhancements to the experience viewing and managing your Jetpack site with the WordPress.com visual editor.
Here’s everything you’ll find in this update.
PHP 7.1 compatibility
Sites running PHP 7.1.x with opcache enabled will no longer have any issues when managing their Jetpack site from WordPress.com.
Choose where and how you display ads
Jetpack Premium and Professional customers now have more control over the placement of the ads on their site. We’ve added new options to control where ads appear, along with the option to show multiple ads if you wish.
Visual editor improvements
When managing your Jetpack site from WordPress.com (and using the visual editor), you’ll now have the option to preview it without leaving WordPress.com.
We’ve also updated the WordPress.com Toolbar to include a link to your comments in the My Sites menu.
Various bug fixes
Finally, we’ve resolved a few smaller issues and bugs, including:
- Addressing compatibility issues with plugins using TinyMCE.
- Fixing Contact Form submission emails for sites hosted by SiteGround.
- Fixing an error with the Sitemaps feature when posts or images had special characters in their titles.
- Re-adding a filter for the Widget Visibility feature that was accidentally removed.
Full changelog and thanks
The changelog provides the full list of updates and changes in this release. If you have questions or feedback, please get in touch.
Install Jetpack on your site or upgrade your current version today and let us know what you think.
Thank you to the contributors to this release:
Andrew Munro, Artur Piszek, Ben Dwyer, Brandon Kraft, Copons, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Derek Springer, Devin Samarin, Elio Rivero, Enej Bajgoric, Eric Binnion, Filipe Varela, George Stephanis, Igor Zinovyev, Jacopo Tomasone, Jeff Bowen, Jeff Golenski, Kirk Wight, Marcin Bot, Marek Hrabe, Marko Andrijasevic, Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Mohammad Jangda, Nicole Kohler, Richard Muscat, Rodrigo Iloro, Ryan Kanner, Rocco Tripaldi, Shaun Andrews