Jetpack

Top 25 Most Downloaded WordPress Plugins

The WordPress.org has over 20,000 plugins available to download. Some awesome, some not so awesome. I also find the WordPress.org search functions to not be very helpful, where if it adopted more of a Google style search function, it could be much more practical for people to use. However, I’ve scoured the plugin repository and…

How to Use Jetpack without a WordPress.com Account

Love it or hate it, Jetpack can be a huge help when running your WordPress website. Jetpack offers a ton of features for free. Not everyone has a WordPress.com account, however, so author “Wingerspeed” decided to fork Jetpack into a un-hooked version that doesn’t require a WordPress.com account. (some features are unavailable though.) WordPress.com stats,…

Jetpack 1.7 Now with Custom CSS

Automattic-backed Jetpack has made another release, version 1.7. With this update comes a number of bugfixes as well as a few other highly requested features. The ability to change the CSS for Jetpack comments was a big concern for some site owners. That’s all changed now. I’m also glad to see what ReCaptcha is now…

Jetpack 1.5 with Lightbox Carousel

Jetpack 1.5 is available for immediately release (and update.) It’s not a massive release, but the update does include carousel functionality. A very popular lightbox plugin is available that does something similar, written by Alex Mills. As of today, he is discontinuing development of it in light of the Jetpack release. He doesn’t feel like…

Jetpack 1.4.2 Released

In the most recent update of Jetpack, now at version 1.4.2, the Automattic team has worked on cleaning up some old code. 1.4.2 Bug Fix: Jetpack Comments: Add alternative Javascript event listener for Internet 8 users. Enhancement: Remove more PHP 4 backwards-compatible code (WordPress andJetpack only support PHP 5). Enhancement: Remove more WordPress 3.1 and…

Jetpack 1.4 and Jetpack Comments

Jetpack 1.4 was recently released, then shortly after updated to 1.4.1 — which is the currently available stable version. One of the biggest updates to Jetpack was Jetpack Comments. Matt Mullenweg is excited for the recent Jetpack update. After upgrading to JetPack 1.4.1, I decided to test out the new commenting system that JetPack incorporates.…

JetPack 1.3 Released, Now Includes Contact Forms

JetPack, the WordPress plugin which incorporates a number of WordPress.com features, has released its 1.3 version. It also now includes Grunion contact forms, which is another plugin by Automattic. I personally still love Gravity Forms more than any other contact form plugin, but let me continue about JetPack. The new contact forms included are the…

Jetpack Tops 1 Million+ Downloads

In recent news, Scott Berkun of the Jetpack team, announced that Automattic’s Jetpack plugin [bundle] has surpassed 1 million downloads. It currently sits at around 1.1M downloads. Here are the currently available features with Automattic’s Jetpack plugin: Subscriptions – Allow users to subscribe to your posts and comments to receive a notification via email. WordPress.com…

JetPack 1.2.2 Released

JetPack, produced by Automattic, just released its 1.2.2 version. The expected modules get reactivated correctly during unusual upgrade paths. I’m looking at you, Sharing Module. Theme compatibility (in particular the Koi theme) has been improved for subscriptions. A reference to an unused CSS background image has been removed. Subscription requests are no longer sent during…

JetPack 1.2.1* in the Wild

JetPack, produced by the WordPress.com team, is a great plugin that lets you add functionality from WordPress.com, directly to your self-hosted WordPress site. Features such as wp.com stats, sharing options, spelling and grammar correction, even wp.me shortcodes. The JetPack team announced the latest release of the plugin and it’s available for download immediately. Here is…