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Security, performance, and site management: the best way to WordPress is with Jetpack.

24/7 Site Security

Jetpack is your site's security detail, guarding you against brute-force attacks and unauthorized logins. Basic protection is always free, while premium plans add expanded backup and automated fixes. Jetpack's full suite of site security tools include:

  • Brute-force attack protection, spam filtering, and downtime monitoring.
  • Backups of your entire site, either once daily or in real time.
  • Secure login, with optional two-factor authentication.
  • Malware scanning, code scanning, and automated threat resolution.
  • A record of every change on your site to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Fast, priority support from WordPress experts.

Peak Performance

Activate site accelerator tools and watch your page load times decrease -- we'll optimize your images and serve them from our own powerful global network, and speed up your mobile site to reduce bandwidth usage (and save money!). Connect Jetpack to take advantage of:

  • Images and static files, like CSS and JavaScript, served from our servers, not yours.
  • Elasticsearch-powered related content and site search, for relevant results with no drain on your servers.
  • Lazy image loading for a faster mobile experience.
  • Unlimited and high-speed video via our content delivery network.

Effortless Site Management

Create and customize your WordPress site, optimize it for visitors and revenue, and enjoy watching your stats tick up. Built it, share it, and watch it grow with:

  • Advanced site stats and analytics for understanding your audience.
  • Hundreds of professional themes, for a pro site no matter what your niche.
  • Intuitive and powerful customization tools to match your website to your brand.
  • Simple PayPal payment buttons for selling products and services.
  • SEO tools for Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com to maximize your reach.
  • An advertising program that includes the best of AdSense, Facebook Ads, AOL, Amazon, Google AdX, and Yahoo.
  • Integration with the official WordPress mobile apps, to manage your site from anywhere.

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Releases (119 )

Version Release Date Change Log
7.9-beta 2019-10-22
7.8 2019-10-01
  • Release date: October 1, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-lvE

Enhancements

  • Connection flow: remove some of the text from the connection prompt.
  • Dashboard: remove custom About menu page ordering.
  • Dashboard: review and remove unnecessary queries.
  • General: remove files that were deprecated in Jetpack 7.5.
  • General: remove outdated pre-PHP 5.6 era code.
  • Image CDN: check for local file upload before processing post images.
  • Markdown Block: display in the block picker even if the classic Markdown feature is disabled.
  • Recurring Payments: add an alignment option to the button.
  • Recurring Payments: improve the display of connection notifications.
  • Tiled Galleries: the block is now available even if you've disable the "Image Accelerator" feature.
  • WordPress.com REST API: improve detection of the Full Site Editing feature.

Improved compatibility

  • AMP / Sharing: include Open Graph metadata to AMP Story posts.
  • General: avoid conflicts when using Jetpack alongside other plugins or services that rely on an Autoloader.

Bug fixes

  • Activity Log: avoid displaying events from the Action Scheduler.
  • Ads Block: avoid PHP errors when loading posts via the WordPress.com interface.
  • Blocks: ensure that all blocks are properly translated when a translation is available.
  • Dashboard: do not display Plans page to non-connected admins.
  • Post Images: look for representative images in inner blocks as well.
  • Shortcodes: add title attribute to Archive.org and Archive.org Book embeds.
  • Sync: avoid issues when using deprecated Sync functions.
  • WordPress.com dashboard styles: fix layout on Plugins > Add New Page, on mobile devices.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.8-beta 2019-09-24
7.7.2 2019-09-23
  • Release date: September 23, 2019

Bug fixes

  • General: fix connection issues when attempting to install and connect Jetpack from a mobile app.
7.7.1 2019-09-06
  • Release date: September 6, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Connection Flow: avoid any errors linked to browser cookie policies during connection request.
  • General: additional check to avoid warnings on plugin update.
  • SSO: avoid Fatal errors happening during some log in attempts.
  • Sync: check if IXR client exists to prevent errors when updating the plugin.
7.7 2019-09-03
  • Release date: September 3, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-log

Major Enhancements

  • This release brings in multiple improvements to the WordPress.com connection process, to fix issues site owners may experience when first connecting their site to WordPress.com.

Enhancements

  • Anti-spam: improve the flow to configure Akismet from Jetpack's Dashboard.
  • Blocks: add new utility to get all CSS classes for a given block.
  • Bruteforce Login Protection: improve Network Activation detection on Multisite networks.
  • Dashboard: update all illustrations to use new color scheme.
  • General: log XML-RPC communication errors between the site and WordPress.com.
  • General: use HTTPS URLs when linking to external sites when possible.
  • General: warn admins when about to delete another admin user that happens to be the main Jetpack admin on the site.
  • Sharing / Publicize: add Open Graph Meta Tags to archive pages.
  • Sitemaps: reduce sitemap cache duration when using Jetpack's Development mode.
  • Social menus: replace the outdated Medium icon with updated logo.
  • Stats: improve method used to enqueue JavaScript when the feature is active.
  • Videos: Add video settings to Jetpack's enhanced video block.
  • Widgets: improve the creation process and display of maps inside the Contact Info Widget.
  • Widgets: add more RSS feed patterns to the Social Icons Widget.
  • Widgets: add new jetpack_widget_authors_params filter to the Authors widget, to allow site owners to customize the list of authors.
  • WordPress.com API: add option to manage Full Site Editing.
  • WordPress.com Interface: allow language to be changed even if WPLANG constant is defined.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: use core WordPress function to enqueue script asynchronously.

Improved compatibility

  • Ads: make sure the Ad block generates ads that are compatible with the AMP plugin.
  • Image CDN: update the size of images used in AMP Stories when using the AMP plugin.
  • Responsive Videos: improve compatibility and avoid validation errors when using the AMP plugin.
  • WordPress.com API: avoid errors when used in combination with the Polylang plugin.
  • WordPress.com API: improve compatibility with plugins that alter the behavior of search queries.

Bug fixes

  • Bruteforce Login Protection: fix the display of the admin notice displayed on Multisite networks.
  • Contact Form: update the feedback post type capability to a valid value.
  • Dashboard: improve the layout of the Connection modal on mobile devices.
  • General: do not redirect during automatic upgrades.
  • Image CDN: support the medium_large image sizes.
  • Related Posts: ensure Related Posts can be displayed when using the AMP plugin and Jetpack's Sharing feature.
  • Search: authenticated search requests will now display non-public content.
  • Sitemaps: improve the display of descriptions in video sitemaps, when they include HTML content.
  • Stats: load RTL stylesheet for dashboard widget, to fix layout issues on RTL language sites.
  • WordPress.com API: fix API responses which contain malformed (non-UTF-8) data.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: limit access to Stats and Plan menu items.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.6 2019-08-06
  • Release date: August 6, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-ljs

Enhancements

  • Backups: add ability to send SSH credentials.
  • Blocks: allow the insertion and preview of any Jetpack block in the editor, even when the block is only available via a Paid plan.
  • Carousel: use a pointer cursor when hovering over galleries that utilise the Carousel feature.
  • Dashboard: improve the display of the feature cards in the main Jetpack dashboard.
  • General: hide edit post link on your site when viewing it via the WordPress mobile app.
  • oEmbeds: add support for Song.link service.
  • Stats: improve performance of the Stats tracking pixel by eliminating blocking JavaScript.
  • Stats: improve Cache performance by switching from the WordPress Options API to the WordPress Transient API.
  • Support links: use the Beta support form when on a development version.
  • Sync: add a term taxonomy blacklist option, and start blacklisting taxonomies that do not need to be synchronized with WordPress.com.
  • Sync: improve reliability of the synchronization of taxonomies.
  • Videos: ensure any deprecations added in the core video block are not overwritten.
  • Widgets: allow the customization of avatar image options in the Top Posts Widget, via a filter.
  • Widgets: add option to open Flickr gallery images in a new tab.
  • WordPress.com Activity Log: avoid display issues with WooCommerce Product Reviews.

Improved compatibility

  • AMP: ensure CSS compatibility with the Sharing buttons.
  • AMP: ensure full compatibility with Jetpack's Image CDN.
  • Dashboard: fix layout issues when viewing the dashboard on WordPress.com Business sites.
  • Compatibility suite for shared libraries: fix PHP notice when running suite.
  • Contact Form: ensure the Date picker field does not cause any AMP validation errors.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: fix the behaviour of the Jetpack Videos button in the "My Plan" tab.
  • Admin Page: fix a typo in the Magic Links modal.
  • Connection process: bring back the ability to connect to WordPress.com via XML-RPC or REST API.
  • Custom CSS: fix Media Width label layout issue in Firefox.
  • Dashboard Notices: fix layout issues on sites using an RTL language.
  • Simple Payments: fix security vulnerability in the Simple Payments description output.
  • Sync: fix home and Site URL synchronization issues on sites with custom Cron implementations.
  • WordPress.com Activity Log: add Action Scheduler to the list of blacklisted post types

See the previous changelogs here.

7.6-beta 2019-07-30
7.5.3 2019-07-17
  • Release date: July 17, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-k9A

Bug fixes

  • General: Fixes plugin activation/deactivation hooks that were accidentally disabled.
  • General: Fixes fatal errors that were possible when using pre-7.5 Jetpack internal API.
7.5.2 2019-07-04
  • Release date: July 4, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-k9A

Bug fixes

  • General: Fixes an error when a site's connection to WordPress.com is set to "Safe Mode".
7.5 2019-07-03
  • Release date: July 2, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-k9A

Enhancements

  • Admin Page: add an option to send a magic link that will help you log in to the mobile apps in one click.
  • Admin Page: improve style and wording of many different sections of the dashboard to clarify the role of each feature.
  • Admin Page: remove feature that would offer you to activate a list of recommended features upon connecting your site to WordPress.com.
  • Backups: include updates to term relationships when backing up Post object changes.
  • Backups: synchronize ABSPATH value to help setting up SSH credentials when using Jetpack Backups.
  • Faceboook Embeds: support new video URL format.
  • Lazy Load: allow adding event handlers to images.
  • Recurring Payments Block: improve the display of the block in the editor.
  • WordAds: update link to daily earnings stats on WordPress.com.
  • WordAds: provide additional details for custom ads.txt entries in the Jetpack dashboard.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: add colors to Recovery Mode button.

Improved compatibility

  • Admin Page: improve display of the Jetpack Dashboard in IE11.
  • Sharing: avoid displaying extra list items below the sharing buttons when using the AMP plugin.
  • Staging enviroments: add staging enviroment detection for DreamPress sites.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: fix display of backup details in the Jetpack dashboard.
  • Admin Page: do not disable Widget Visibility and Widgets toggles in Development mode.
  • Sitemaps: ensure links to sitemaps appear in robots.txt
  • Slideshow Block: fix CSS class name.
  • Videos: ensure that Video Poster images are always displayed properly.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.5.1 2019-07-02
  • Release date: July 2, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-k9A

Bug fixes

  • General: Fixes an error when trying to delete the Jetpack plugin.
  • General: Fixes supported PHP version declaration.
7.5.0.1 2019-07-02
7.4.1 2019-06-17
  • Release date: June 17, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-kvz

Bug fix

  • Contact Form Block: avoid errors when trying to edit a form block, when using the Gutenberg plugin.
7.4 2019-06-04
  • Release date: June 4, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-jgZ

Enhancements

  • About Page: remove submenu and add link to page in the footer of Jetpack's dashboard.
  • Admin Page: remove Themes card on Plans tab.
  • Admin Page: consolidate the look of the different discussion settings.
  • Admin Page: add Security Checklist information.
  • Business Hours Block: improve the display of Business Hours.
  • Business Hours Block: Simplify hours format.
  • Comment Form: use HTTP 4xx status codes for comment errors.
  • Contact Form Block: improve styles for better display on mobile devices.
  • General: introduce a new Jetpack Logo package, to make it easier to share and re-use.
  • Multisite: Use modern wp_initialize_site hook when automatically connecting new sites.
  • Recurring Payments Block: automatically add button to the post content once you create it.
  • Recurring Payments Block: improve the display of the renewal frequency in button list.
  • Recurring Payments Block: require a paid plan to use the button.
  • Recurring Payments Block: improve the look of the payment modal on mobile devices.
  • Search: add new option for cross-site search permissions.
  • Sharing: update default sharing settings to include buttons.
  • Sitemaps: rename the jetpack_sitemap_generate and jetpack_news_sitemap_generate filters to the more accurate jetpack_sitemap_include_in_robotstxt and jetpack_news_sitemap_include_in_robotstxt.
  • Slideshow Block: depending on viewport, display prev/next arrows.
  • Slideshow Block: remove outline when focussing on the block.
  • Sync: offer posts, comments, and comment meta checksums when providing sync status.
  • Tiled Galleries: add srcset in the editor for an improved editing experience.
  • WordPress.com Block Editor: allow managing reusable blocks in the WordPress.com interface.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: display hamburger icon in toolbar when in the block editor.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: display a link to exit recovery mode when it is active on the site.

Improved compatibility

  • Display Posts Widget: remove overly opinionated CSS.
  • General: Jetpack now requires PHP 5.3.2, and will display a notice if your site uses an older version of PHP.
  • General: display a notice and log an error if your version of WordPress is not supported by Jetpack.
  • General: Update Jetpack::get_content_width() to ensure that only numeric values are used.
  • GIF Block: improve compatibility with the AMP plugin.
  • Shortcodes: bring more of our shortcodes to meet current WordPress Coding Standards to help us maintain these features in the future.
  • Site Health: improve Jetpack errors' messaging in WordPress' new Site Health tools.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: make sure the Jetpack Dashboard is displayed properly in IE11.
  • Admin Page: do not show Plugin Autoupdates card on admin searches.
  • Carousel: avoid scrolling back to the top of the page when you close the Carousel view.
  • Connect Flow: sanitize from parameter when building connection URL.
  • Mobile Themes: fix "View Full Site" and "View Mobile Site" links when WordPress lives in a subdirectory.
  • Recurring Payments Block: avoid invalid subscription amounts.
  • Recurring Payments Block: allow line breaks in the payment button.
  • Related Posts: do not add markup to attachment pages by default.
  • SEO Tools: support taxonomy archive pages in page titles.
  • Sharing: make sure the Whatsapp button works well in all browsers, including Firefox on desktop.
  • Shortcodes: update embed type detection for Medium Collections.
  • Social Icons SVG: switch to the presentation role for better accessibility.
  • Subscriptions: display checkboxes above the comment submit button.
  • Sync: add new WP Cli commands to help in monitoring and updating sync settings.
  • Tracks: limit the length of the strings saved for feature searches.
  • Unit Tests: add support for testing using VVV 3.0.
  • Verification Tools: make sure the feature can be disabled by override.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: remove duplicate self-executing anonymous function.
  • WordPress.com Interface: make sure navigation menu items match the one available in the WordPress.com interface.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: restore the previous layout.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: ensure you are properly logged out of your WordPress.com account when you sign out of your site using the toolbar.
  • WP Cli: ensure that WP Cli commands added by Jetpack include translator comments when necessary, to help with translations.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.3.1.1 2019-05-23
7.3.1 2019-05-14
  • Release date: May 14, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-jgO

Bug fixes

  • Admin Experience: Correct underline location under a dollar sign.
  • Deprecated Hooks: Do not offer a replacement for jetpack_json_manage_api_enabled since there isn't an equal replacement.
  • Debugger: Clarify labels in the Site Health Info section.
  • Likes and Sharing: Remove duplicate control in the block editor for Likes/Sharing. We added a native block editor plugin, but left the old fallback.
  • WordPress.com Editor: Redirect to a login page when logging out from the block editor on WordPress.com.
  • WordPress.com Toolbar: Add menu icon for smaller screen widths to restore wp-admin navigation menu.
7.3 2019-05-09
  • Release date: May 07, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-ipR

Major Enhancements * We streamlined the default features of Jetpack to make the "out of the box" experience better. * WordPress 5.2 will add a new Site Health section to your dashboard. Jetpack already integrates with it, letting you know that your Jetpack features are working!

Enhancements

  • Admin Experience: Improve our "just in time messages" and "Recommended Features" for new sites setting up Jetpack for the first time.
  • Admin Experience: Add an "About Jetpack" page to let folks know more about Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Jetpack.
  • Admin Experience: Add a link to the full list of Jetpack features in the footer of Jetpack dashboard pages.
  • Backups: Add SSH CLI command for hosting integration support.
  • Block Editor: Compose posts with the Block Editor posts via WordPress.com for their Jetpack sites!
  • Block Editor: Transform core images to Tiled Galleries or Slideshow blocks and back!
  • Block Editor: Provide an option to disable particular extensions.
  • Contact Form: Add a "grunion_after_message_sent" hook for after a form submission is e-mailed. Thanks Tim Nolte for contributing to Jetpack!
  • Contact Form: Do not prefill for administrators on their own sites.
  • Grammar and Spelling: Remove from Jetpack. We've chekced the spelling alot over the years, but now time to retire.
  • Membership Block: Add a new block behind the JETPACK_BETA_BLOCKS constant. Stay tuned!
  • Photon: Remove jQuery dependency for photon.js. Same Image CDN awesomeness with less overhead.
  • Portfolios: Remove the "Portfolio Items" description that would display on some themes.
  • Sharing: Add a "sharing_ajax_action" to to allow other plugins and scripts to render sharing buttons. Thanks Darren Cooney!
  • Social Icons: Add Stack Overflow support. Welcome to the Jetpack contributor ranks Muhammad Osama Arshad!
  • Sync: Report details on what is queued up to sync on the status endpoint.
  • Sync: Improve importer detection so we can better handle cases of imported content.
  • Sync: Add an option to disable sync for an entire network.
  • Sync: Adds new WP-CLI Jetpack Sync commands: settings, enable, disable, reset.
  • Testimonials: Sort by menu order to give site owners more flexibility for display. Thanks Felipe Elia!
  • Tiled Galleries: Add improved layout for when images are in the process of uploading.
  • Tiled Galleries: Add responsive imaging (srcset) support to the Tiled Gallery block.
  • WordAds: Add location id (e.g. under the post) to the ad calls.
  • WordPress.com API: Add behind the scene improvements to support the WordPress.com site management experience.
  • WordPress.com API: Add the public property to the Post Types endpoint response.
  • WordPress.com Menu Bar: Redesign to direct navigation items to WordPress.com instead of duplicating experiences.

Improved compatibility

  • Blocks: Use the Editor's "BlockIcon" for native placeholder icons instead of custom CSS.
  • Blocks: Drop i18n wrapper, use @wordpress/i18n directly. This means it will be easier and faster to provide translated bits of text.
  • Blocks: Move block development to the Jetpack repo. You shouldn't see any changes, but this helps us make Jetpack Blocks better faster.
  • Block Editor: Improve the experience of using the Block Editor via the WordPress.com dashboard.
  • Browser Compatibility: Remove legacy code for Internet Explorer 10.
  • Coding Standards: Update our code to match the latest WordPress coding standards in various places.
  • Likes and Sharing: Add Likes and Sharing settings as a Block Editor extension.
  • Related Posts: Improve the internationalization of the "in X category" text.
  • Simple Payments: Easily convert old shortcode-style Simple Payment buttons to a block.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Dashboard: Improve headings when searching for Jetpack features.
  • Admin Dashboard: Remove legacy views no longer used in Jetpack.
  • Blocks: Fix some design oddities in Form and Contact Info blocks.
  • Carousel: Allow any title to be displayed. We used to try to be smart about default file names, but that caused some problems.
  • Development Mode: Display fewer sections of the Admin Dashboard. Some simply don't apply in Development Mode.
  • Google Plus: Remove from Social Icons and Sharing since the service has retired.
  • Internationalization: Translate various sections missed, such as "just in time messages" and block search keywords.
  • Manage: Remove Manage as an independent module. These features have been fully integrated for a few versions now.
  • Multisite: Restore ability to connect subsites via the Network Admin.
  • Open Graph Tags: Prevent a PHP notice on some author pages.
  • Sharing: Improve accessibility of sharing buttons by increasing contrast ratio. Props https://titan.as
  • Sharing: Fix the alignment of the official buttons for LinkedIn and Pinterest.
  • Shortcodes: Retire the Google Video, Jetpack Subscribe, and Digg shortcodes.
  • Slideshow: Fix a JavaScript error that occurs when block is first added.
  • Slideshow: Add slideshow images to Open Graph tags when using the Slideshow block.
  • Social Icons: Remove Google+, uses the generic Google now.
  • Subscriptions: Correct conflicts that were possible with the checkboxes after a comment submission form.
  • Theme Tools: Ensure Featured Content tag is retained on a post after saving. Thanks Anis Ladram, you're a Jetpack contributor now!
  • Uninstalling Jetpack: Prevent notice about JETPACK__PLUGIN_DIR already being defined when programmatically uninstalling Jetpack. (But why would you uninstall?)
  • Widgets: Remove the Cookies & Consents Banner (not just hide it) after consenting. Thanks Tony Tettinger!

See the previous changelogs here.

7.3.0.1 2019-05-08
7.2.1 2019-05-02
  • Release date: April 04, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-h7o

  • Feature Hints: display suggestions only for features available under the site's current plan.

  • Feature Hints: improve visual display to make more distinct from search results.

  • Feature Hints: disable hints once administrators have dismissed three hints.

  • Slideshow Block: resolve an issue that broke navigating between images.

7.2.1.1 2019-04-18
7.2 2019-04-02
  • Release date: April 02, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-foe

Major Enhancements

  • Adds a Repeat Visitor block that controls block visibility based on how often a visitor has viewed the page.
  • New option to disable Ads blocks for visitors on mobile devices.

Enhancements

  • Admin Dashboard: improve text and design to make your administration experience all the better.
  • Jumpstart: streamline what features are suggested to be activated when setting up Jetpack for the first time.
  • Password Checker: adds a password checker class that will help Jetpack let you know if you're using a weak password. More about this coming in a future release!
  • Plans: refactor how Jetpack Plans are coded within Jetpack to improve performance and help prevent any future bugs.
  • Post Images: provide the image itself when requesting an attachment's post image.
  • REST API: Enable Likes and Sharing meta field for all post types.
  • Related Posts: improve HTML markup for related posts, with emphasis on accessibility.
  • Search: add an easy way to see the raw Jetpack Search query results in the search page's source code.
  • Shortcodes: allow links in Quiz shortcode explanations.
  • Widgets: improve the text for the Blog Stats widget when stats data can not be retrieved from WordPress.com.

Improved compatibility

  • General: require WordPress 5.0! To celebrate, we cleaned out some compatibility code that supported older versions. We know how to party.
  • General: update various parts of Jetpack to fully align with WordPress coding standards to make developing Jetpack easier!
  • Connection: notify site owners when a plugin or theme is double-encoding URL redirects.
  • Shortcodes: update the Ustream shortcode to use the HTML5 player for a better experience on all browsers.
  • Shortcodes: add AMP support for Crowdsignal polls and shortcodes.
  • Sitemaps: add thumbnails to video sitemaps to improve compatibility with Google Search Console. Props Adam Heckler!
  • Sync: improve performance when using the VIP Legacy Redirect plugin.
  • Twenty Nineteen Compatibility: prevent sharing buttons overlapping with the Like button. Props Torres!
  • VideoPress: update right-to-left language CSS to remove extra styles only used on browsers no longer supported.
  • Widgets: improve rendering of Contact Info widget map when using the AMP plugin.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Dashboard: fix an error that you'd see in the console when changing your Carousel settings.
  • Blocks: fix an issue where sometimes we would attempt to register a particular block twice. I'm looking at you, Related Posts.
  • Blocks: display all Business Hours details, even if they're the default set.
  • Blocks: fix an error that occurred when loading some translations in the Block Editor.
  • Blocks: resolve a conflict between the Ads block and infinite scroll that would cause new posts to sometimes not load.
  • General: ensure the proper Jetpack plan is reflected throughout Jetpack and the administrative dashboard.
  • Plugin Search: display Akismet and VaultPress plugin cards when WordPress.org suggests them.
  • Publicize: remove unused assets, like images and JavaScript that aren't needed anymore.
  • Related Posts: restore use of the jetpack_relatedposts_filter_options filter.
  • Security: Improvements to the Likes feature and the Slideshow block.
  • Sharing: update WhatsApp to be more consistent with the other sharing buttons.
  • Shortcodes: remove Lytro service, which closed in March.
  • Stats: properly handle an error from the REST API that sometimes caused issues with the Stats Dashboard.
  • Widgets: display all characters in an address from Contact Info correctly when sometimes we encoded those that we'd expect in an URL.
  • Widgets: improve the performance of the Contact Info widget by eliminating unused JavaScript.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.1.1 2019-03-06
  • Release date: March 06, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-foJ

Bug fixes

  • General: avoid conflicting with other plugins when suggesting Jetpack features on the Plugins screen.
  • Publicize: avoid errors when the feature is not active on a site.
  • Widgets: improve performance of the Top Posts and the Blog Stats widgets on high-traffic sites.
  • Subscriptions: fix an issue that prevented displaying subscribers count in the subscription forms.
  • Tiled Galleries / Slideshows: ensure they can be displayed properly in Internet Explorer 11.
7.1 2019-03-05
  • Release date: March 05, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-e9x

Major Enhancements

  • Block Editor: this release introduces 6 new blocks:
    • the Ads block allows you to insert different ads from our WordAds program within your posts and pages.
    • the Mailchimp block allows your readers to easily subscribe to your Mailchimp newsletter.
    • the Video block supports VideoPress videos if you've purchased our Premium or Professional plan.
    • the Slideshow block allows you to insert beautiful slideshows in your posts and pages.
    • The Business Hours blocks is useful for companies who want to display their business's Opening Hours on their site.
    • The Contact Info block is useful for any business who may want to display useful information on a post or page.

Enhancements

  • Admin Page: move Carousel settings from Performance to Writing section.
  • Ads: include search results pages under the Archive toggle.
  • Block Editor: improve block registration structure for better management of block availability.
  • General: remove IE8 support fallbacks.
  • General: add feature suggestions to the plugin search screen.
  • Image CDN: add new mode that disables the creation of resized images, thus saving disk space.
  • Instagram: update embed to support Instagram TV URLs.
  • Post Images detection: add support for alt text.
  • Plans: clarify upgrade prompts in the Jetpack dashboard's Plans page.
  • Publicize: remove the Google+ interface as the Social Network is now deprecated.
  • Related Posts: update block to allow for up to 6 related posts.
  • Social Menus & Icons: add Discord Support.
  • Support: add additional tests to check when Jetpack isn't working as expected and ensures all current debugging platforms use the same testing list.
  • Simple Payments: add generic currency fallback symbol.
  • Sync: further performance improvements in PHP 7+ environments.
  • Woocommerce Analytics: include product type with analytics data.

Improved compatibility

  • General: replace all .dev TLD references by .test as the .dev TLD will soon become available for registration.
  • PHP 7.3: introduce automated testing for PHP 7.3.
  • Site Accelerator: ensure compatibility with the AMP plugin.
  • Twenty Nineteen: fix Top Posts and Pages Widget image list margins.
  • WordPress 5.1 Compatibility: update usage of wp_schedule_single_event to match changes in WordPress.

Bug fixes

  • Copy Post: ensure the feature can be used when using non-standard post formats.
  • Infinite Scroll: fix vertical spacing for new posts loaded with Infinite Scroll.
  • Internationalization: fix minor problem affecting translations in the block editor.
  • Mobile Theme: fix PHP notices when trying to display gallery images.
  • Mobile Theme: fix redirection issues when clicking on the "Desktop version" links.
  • Photon: add paypalobjects.com to the list of banned domains, as this domain already relies on a CDN.
  • Publicize / Subscriptions: do not show message at the top of the editor when creating a private post.
  • Spelling / Grammar: fix error when spellchecking the contents of a Classic block in the block editor.
  • Top Posts: allow fetching posts from a long timeframe when using the jetpack_top_posts_days filter.
  • Related Posts: avoid display a dulplicated set of related posts when using the Related Posts block.
  • REST API: fix a bug causing Likes settings on a post to sometimes be flipped.
  • Security: avoid bypassing Protect's Math Fallback challenge.
  • Security: fix an XSS vulnerability in the "My Community" widget.
  • Site Stats: do not show the Jetpack logo in the Stats dashboard widget title in the Screen Options tab.
  • Theme Tools: support alternative Pinterest domain extensions in the Social Menus tool.
  • Widgets: support alternative Pinterest domain extensions in the Social Icons Widget.
  • Widgets: update the Cookies & Consents Banner to be fully accessible on mobile devices.

See the previous changelogs here.

7.1-beta2 2019-03-04
7.1-beta 2019-02-26
7.0.1 2019-02-14
  • Release date: February 14, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-eFX

Improved compatibility

  • Publicize: update LinkedIn connections to use newer API, anticipating changes with LinkedIn's API v1 on March 1st.
  • Publicize: display a message inviting site owners to reconnect their site to their LinkedIn profile.
  • Publicize: remove section in Settings > Sharing in the dashboard.

Bug fixes

  • Tiled Galleries: avoid errors when converting a tiled gallery into a block.
  • Security: ensure json_encode()d data safely output to the page.
  • Shortlinks: do not show Jetpack Sidebar in the block editor if Shortlinks are not available.
  • Sync: avoid errors in WordPress' code editor, for sites using PHP 7 with fastcgi_finish_request enabled.
7.0 2019-02-05
  • Release date: February 05, 2019
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-dqO

Major Enhancements

  • Block Editor: introduce a new Gif block to help you quickly search and add Gif images to your posts.
  • Copy Post: this new feature allows you to quickly create a new draft based on a post that's already published.

Enhancements

  • Block editor: update the way we check for available blocks and extensions.
  • Connection flow: display a notice upon connection when the site is suspended.
  • Contact Form: add more options to customize the look of the submit button.
  • Likes / Publicize: in the Jetpack Dashboard, add explanation to clarify the role of the features.
  • REST API: add likes and sharing settings to the REST API Post response.
  • Sharing: deprecate the Google+ sharing Button.
  • Sharing: deprecate the Google+ embed shortcode.
  • Shortcodes: rely on WordPress Core to handle SlideShare slideshow embeds.
  • Shortcodes: cache the output of the Twitter shortcode.
  • Subscriptions: remove obsolete polyfill JavaScript from the Subscriptions form.
  • Subscriptions: allow more customization of the subscription form's submit button.
  • Sync: improvements to the synchronization of plugin and theme updates.
  • Sync: improve performance for sites using PHP 7, with fastcgi_finish_request enabled.
  • Sync: synchronize plugin and theme fatal errors reported by WordPress 5.1.
  • Widgets: deprecate the Google+ widgets.
  • WordPress.com: allow the display of plugin action links in the WordPress.com plugins' interface.

Improved compatibility

  • Lazy Images: fix a compatibility issue with themes that overwrite classes on html.
  • Contact Form: ensure contact form submissions with long words do not break the site layout, regardless of the theme.
  • Publicize: remove the option to connect your site to a Google+ account, in anticipation of the service's shutdown.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: avoid PHP notices when looking at non-Jetpack admin pages.
  • Carousel: fix display issue when viewing images with long captions.
  • Carousel: avoid errors when fetching comments in the Carousel modal.
  • CSS: fix the behaviour of the CSS concatenation filter.
  • Multisite: fix the display of the main connection banner.
  • Protect: ensure the Math fallback is displayed when necessary.
  • Publicize: avoid Fatal Errors on sites using Development Mode.
  • Responsive videos: do not apply for videos that benefit from WordPress' own Responsive Embeds solution.
  • Shortcodes: only load Mailchimp CSS when needed.
  • Subscriptions: display subscription options below the comment form, even when you are logged in to your WordPress account.
  • WordPress.com REST API: add new endpoint to allow the creation of a WooCommerce connection via the API.

See the previous changelogs here.

6.9 2019-01-10
  • Release date: January 10, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-cEZ

Major Enhancements

  • Block Editor: this release introduces new blocks: a Subcription form block, a Tiled Gallery block, and a Related Posts block.

Enhancements

  • Admin Page: several changes to improve navigation and connection flows for new and existing Jetpack site owners.
  • Admin Page: make the Jetpack dashboard wider on large screens for a better experience.
  • Affiliate tools: offer options for affiliate partners to manage affiliation links on their site.
  • Carousel: add support for the new Tiled Gallery block.
  • Contact Form: use the comment blacklist to filter contact form submissions.
  • Dashboard notices: automatically dismiss notices once a feature has been activated.
  • Dashboard notices: fix styling to work better with the Hello Dolly plugin.
  • Internationalization: add new locales, ensure existing ones are up to date.
  • REST API: new endpoint to expose Gutenberg block and plugin availabilty.
  • Search: add hook to get_filters() to allow the use of custom filters.
  • Shortcodes: add new Mailchimp shortcode to insert Mailchimp subscription forms anywhere in your posts and pages.
  • SSO: offer message introducing the feature to new users.
  • Stats: improve the design of the Stats dashboard widget.
  • Widgets: add filter to set DoNotTrack in Twitter Timeline widget.
  • WordPress.com REST API: add new option to set sites to private.

Improved compatibility

  • AMP: ensure that all Jetpack features are compatible with the latest version of the AMP plugin. Solves issues previously encountered with sharing buttons and stats.
  • Images: ensure that images inserted with new block editor can be used in Open Graph Meta tags, Related Posts, and Publicized posts.
  • PHP 7.3: avoid PHP warnings so the plugin can be fully compatible with the latest version of PHP.
  • Sharing: do not add Jetpack's Twitter Meta Tags when the WP To Twitter plugin is active.
  • Twenty Nineteen: additional style adjustments to make sure all Jetpack widgets look good with the theme.
  • WooCommerce: do not include product reviews in comment counts in the WordPress.com REST API.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: update feature limits mentioned when disconnecting Jetpack from WordPress.com
  • Block Editor: fix loading of translations in the editor when Jetpack's Site Accelerator feature is active.
  • Carousel: ensure that Carousel works well with the Gallery block in the new block editor.
  • Carousel: do not open modal when clicking on a link in a caption
  • Publicize: improve synchronization of sharing settings with WordPress.com.
  • Publicize: only display Gutenberg Publicize UI to users with the correct permissions.
  • Responsive videos: don't load if theme supports core responsive embeds.
  • Search: fix fatal error when the Search Widget is enabled while the site is in Development Mode.
  • Sharing: update Tumblr official sharing button.
  • Shortcodes: update YouTube shortcode to support more video link formats.
  • Shortlinks: add the option to view shortlinks in the Block editor.
  • Simple Payments: only register block when all needed data is available.
  • Widgets: only load Social Icons widget scripts and styles when necessary.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: avoid Fatal Errors in some specific site setups.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: improve performance by avoiding unnecessary calls to the feature when it is not needed.

See the previous changelogs here.

6.9-beta2 2019-01-08
6.9-beta 2019-01-04
6.8.1 2018-12-06
  • Release date: December 6, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-d3t

Bug fixes

  • Contact Form: security changes to improve the display of success messages after submitting a form.
  • Publicize: avoid Fatal errors when trying to create or edit posts from a Custom Post Type that supports Publicize.
  • Sync: improve synchronization of WooCommerce events.
  • WordPress.com REST API: handle WooCommerce Product reviews for a better display in apps that use the API.
6.8 2018-11-27
  • Release date: November 26, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-cee

Major Enhancements

  • This release introduces the first wave of Jetpack blocks built for the new block editor, available in WordPress 5.0.

Enhancements

  • General: improve ability to create and troubleshoot Jetpack connections.
  • REST API: new endpoint for testing the Jetpack connection.

Improved compatibility

  • Akismet: improve caching of all queries for Akismet status.
  • Spellcheck / Grammar: we've made sure the Jetpack feature did not create any error when using the block editor.
  • Twenty Nineteen: ensure compatibility with Jetpack's widgets.

Bug fixes

  • Asset CDN: do not try to serve assets from non-public versions.
  • Carousel: handle galleries created via the Gallery block in the new block editor.
  • Photon: make sure our image CDN is fully compatible with the block editor.

See the previous changelogs here.

6.7 2018-11-06
  • Release date: November 6, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-aEq

Major Enhancements

  • Site acceleration: new toggle to serve both your images and static files (like CSS and JavaScript) from our CDN.
  • Activity: update Jetpack dashboard to include links to our Activity page, where you can view a record of every change and update on your site.

Enhancements

  • Admin page: add site Activity card.
  • Blocks: provide a mechanism so editor blocks can be translated.
  • Blocks: enqueue Jetpack blocks in the block editor when blocks are available.
  • Debug tools: add information about missing XML extension in self-help tools.
  • REST API: introduce endpoint for retrieving related posts of a particular post.
  • Search: add an advanced excess_boost param which can be adjusted with filters to fine tune query scoring.
  • Sharing / Publicize: change the icons used in the Jetpack dashboard to clarify where the configuration links lead.
  • Secure Sign On: update wording on admin pages to avoid confusion.
  • Shortcodes: update the Polldaddy shortcode to use the new brand, Crowdsignal.
  • Sitemaps: coding standards changes.
  • Site Verification Tools: improve display of the tool's description on mobile devices.
  • Unit Tests: improve process for faster tests.

Improved compatibility

  • Themes: ensure compatibility between Jetpack features and the new WordPress default theme, Twenty Nineteen.
  • AMP: add support for GitHub's Gist shortcodes.
  • PHP 7.3: update Infinite Scroll to avoid PHP warnings when using the latest version of PHP.
  • Protect: fix output of Protect's Math challenge on login forms created by third-party plugins.
  • Plugins: add a WordPress.com themed plugins page for users managing their plugins via the WordPress.com interface.
  • Site Verification Tools: do not enable Google's Auto-verification option when a site using a maintenance / coming soon plugin.

Bug fixes

  • Blocks: update the VR block to be fully compatible with the latest version of WordPress and Gutenberg.
  • Comment Likes: only prefetch domains used by the feature.
  • CSS Concatenation: make sure all concatenated CSS is up to date.
  • Featured Content: no longer hides the "featured" tag from the WordPress.com Editor or the mobile apps.
  • Geolocation: avoid a PHP notice when setting location for a post in the WordPress.com post editor.
  • Likes: ensure that the Likes column is accessible.
  • REST API: Ensure only strings as escaped as URLs.
  • Search: avoid PHP warning with Search widget.
  • Sharing: improve accessibility of email sharing button.
  • Simple Payments / Widget Visibility: avoid potential Fatal errors on some specific server configurations when updating Jetpack.
  • Sitemaps: remove double encoding of site name in news sitemap.
  • Sitemaps: ensure homepage is only included once.
  • Sitemaps: provide richer "not found" message to site admins.
  • Sitemaps: ensure sitemap is refreshed faster after upgrading Jetpack.
  • Sitemaps: avoid protocol mismatches between the sitemaps and the site.
  • Site Verification Tools: make sure we validate meta tags when saving.

See the previous changelogs here.

6.7-beta2 2018-11-02
6.7-beta 2018-10-31
6.6.1 2018-10-10
  • Release date: October 10, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-aEt

Bug fixes

  • Sitemaps: improve initial sitemap creation process.
  • Widgets: fix missing CSS for the Social Icons Widgets.
6.6 2018-10-09
  • Release date: October 9, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-aa1

Major Enhancements

  • Verification Tools: enable one-click site verification and sitemap.xml registration with Google.

Enhancements

  • Admin Interface: update all Jetpack settings screens to use a similar design.
  • API: add flags to determine if Jetpack Search is enabled and supported.
  • CDN: First Beta version of the Photon CDN -- Speed up sites and increase max concurrent connections through Photon by cloud-hosting Jetpack and WordPress Core scripts, styles, and assets.
  • Contact Form: add filters to allow customizing the class attributes of inputs and buttons.
  • General: add more constants to error log for the Jetpack test suite.
  • Gutenberg: add infrastructure necessary to add new blocks via Jetpack.
  • Lazy Images: load the placeholder via the srcset attribute instead of the src attribute.
  • Masterbar: add link to Activity Log.
  • Publicize: the Path Social Network is closing in October. The option has consequently been removed from the Publicize interface.
  • Search: improve the feature activation process.
  • Search: update the admin interface to give more information about what the feature does and how it can be used.
  • Simple Payments: update all mentions of the product for a more consistent naming convention and less confusion for both site owners and translators.
  • Sync: log action when an attachment is added to a post for the first time.
  • Sync: add URL details to synchronization requests.
  • Sync: detect if a post is saved via Gutenberg when synchronizing post events.

Improved compatibility

  • Shortcodes: update Mailchimp shortcode to match the new format offered by Mailchimp.

Bug fixes

  • CSS Concatenation: add Authors and Social Icons widgets to concatenated styles.
  • Featured Content: avoid registering duplicate Post Types.
  • Geo Location: only enqueue Dashicons when necessary.
  • Google Analytics: do not output tracking code when the "Enhanced eCommerce" option is active, but the WooCommerce plugin is not.
  • Infinite Scroll: add a Privacy Link to the site's footer if a Privacy Policy was set up via WordPress's privacy options.
  • Infinite Scroll: fix video playback of VideoPress videos loaded via Infinite Scroll.
  • Protect: fix layout of legend that prompts the user to solve the math fallback so it works better in all languages.
  • Responsive Videos: avoid PHP notice.
  • Sharing: do not record stats if the stats module is disabled.
  • Sharing: allow saving sharing button options on media edit page as well.
  • Shortcodes: ensure we build minified and RTL stylesheets for slideshows.
  • Simple Payments: Stop contributors from creating inaccessible buttons with a "pending" post status.
  • Sitemaps: no longer add images attached to non-published posts to the image sitemap.
  • Slideshows: ensure arrows point in the right direction for RTL Languages.
  • Sync: avoid PHP notices when synchronizing user information.
  • VideoPress: avoid duplicate rel attributes in links.
  • VideoPress: do not block access to the Video settings for our customers using a 2-year plan.

See the previous changelogs here.

6.5 2018-09-05
  • Release date: September 4, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-a7U

Major Enhancements

  • WordAds: Added ability to include custom ads.txt entries in the ads module.

Enhancements

  • Admin Page: Added ability to disable backups UI by filter when VaultPress is not activated.
  • Comments: Moved the Subscription checkboxes on a comment form from after the submit button to before the submit button.
  • General: Removed the outdated "Site Verification Services" card in Tools.
  • General: Removed jetpack_enable_site_verification filter. We recommend filtering access to verification tools using jetpack_get_available_modules instead.
  • General: Simplified the logic of Jetpack's signed HTTP requests code.
  • Lazy Images: Updated lazy images to use a default base64 encoded transparent to reduce a network request.

Improved compatibility

  • Geo Location: Fixed a compatibility issue with other plugins that added meta attributes to site feeds with the rss2_ns, atom_ns or rdf_ns filters.

Bug fixes

  • AMP: Fix PHP notice when rendering AMP images with unknown width and height.
  • Contact Forms: We fixed an issue where personal data eraser requests didn't erase all requested feedback.
  • General: Improves compatibility with the upcoming PHP 7.3.
  • General: Updated input validation for meta tags given in site verification.
  • Lazy Images: Deprecated jetpack_lazy_images_skip_image_with_atttributes filter in favor of jetpack_lazy_images_skip_image_with_attributes to address typo.
  • Sharing: Fixed duplicate rel tags on Sharing links.
  • Search: Fixed an issue where a CSS and JavaScript file could be enqueued unnecessarily if the Search module was activated and if the site was using the Query Monitor plugin.
  • Shortcodes: Updated Wufoo Shortcode to always load over https and use async form embed.
  • Widgets: Fixed excessive logging issue with Twitter Timeline widget.
  • Widgets: Removed cutoff date check for Twitter Timeline widget as it is no longer necessary.
  • Widgets: Added decimal precision validator to Simple Payments Widget price field on the Customizer for supporting Japanese Yen.
6.4.2 2018-08-10
  • Release date: August 10, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-9pL

Bug fixes

Comments: We fixed an error that broke functionality of Social Login for comments.

6.4.1 2018-08-08
  • Release date: August 8, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-9pc

Bug fixes

Comments: We fixed an error that broke functionality of nested comments.

6.4 2018-08-08
  • Release date: August 7, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-9md

Enhancements

  • Connection: Updated connect splash screen with new content.
  • Docs: Added documentation for retrieving provision status of a site.
  • Shortcodes: Added oEmbed support for flat.io.
  • Widgets: Added jetpack_top_posts_widget_layout filter that allows you to create a custom display layout for the Top posts widget.
  • Privacy tools: Identify the data export/erasure callbacks for Feedback posts using associative keys, to better match the convention in Core.
  • Privacy tools: Added the grunion_contact_form_delete_feedback_post filter hook to allow specific Feedback posts to be bypassed during data erasure requests, similar to the wp_anonymize_comment filter in Core.
  • Contact Form: Disabled random table optimizations on core tables.

Improved compatibility

  • AMP: Improved AMP compatibility for Comments iframe.
  • General: The SEO Framework is no longer a conflicting Open Graph plugin and is now better compatible with Jetpack.

Bug fixes

  • Shortcodes: Removed extra black bars from YouTube embeds as controls are inside the container now.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed the custom post type bug that affected Simple Payments widget for 2 year subscriptions.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed site failure which happens on Multisite installation with Simple Payments widget.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed syntax and misc compatibility issues with Simple Payments widget on PHP 5.2.
  • Simple Payments: Added warning for admin users if Simple Payments is not enabled but there are products published on pages/posts as a widget.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed an issue with images not loading while updating quantity in WooCommerce shopping cart.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed centered images that do not crop properly when no JavaScript is enabled.
  • General: Fixed auto scrolling to top when following the Quick Tour buttons.
  • General: Removed ability to set custom name for Site Identity section.
  • General: Added advanced control capabilities to image extraction from posts.
6.3.3 2018-07-30
  • Release date: July 30, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-9n0

Facebook API Maintenance

On the 1st of August, 2018 Facebook sunsets its API allowing to post updates to your Profile Page. Only the API allowing to post to Facebook Pages will remain. This required several changes to Jetpack that we are presenting in this release:

  • Publicize: making sure we are handling existing connections gracefully.
  • Publicize: using logo font instead of images to make the UI up to date and mobile ready.
  • Publicize: removing the ability to select Facebook Profile connections in the UI.

Bug fixes

  • General: properly handle Jetpack connection owner transition process.
6.3.2 2018-07-04
  • Release date: July 4, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-96E

Bug fixes

  • Simple Payment: Fix compatibility issues with PHP versions 5.3 and below
6.3.1 2018-07-04
  • Release date: July 4, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-96E

Bug fixes

  • Simple Payment: Fix compatibility issues with PHP versions 5.3 and below
6.3 2018-07-04
  • Release date: July 3, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-8ag

Major Enhancements

  • Simple Payment: Added Simple Payment Products as Widgets, with the option to manage them via the Customizer.

Enhancements

  • Connection: Added a new connect splash screen content.
  • Jetpack Dashboard: We removed the labels reading 'PAID' in order to introduce a better way to remark paid features.
  • General: Added support to display geo-location data added to posts and pages with Calypso.

Improved compatibility

  • Protect: We solved an issue related to interaction with bbPress when trying to log in via a bbPress login widget. You would get redirected a few times to log in again after solving the math puzzle.

Bug fixes

  • Comments: Implemented Core WordPress' Comment Cookie Consent Checkbox in Jetpack Comments.
  • General: We solved an issue that arised when using the Front End Editor feature plugin. A fatal error wass thrown due to us assuming the enter_title_here filter would only run within wp-admin.
  • General: Fixed a compatibility problem between WordPress TinyMCE and Jetpack Markdown when visiting the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed behaviour for when JavaScript is disabled.
  • Markdown: We fixed the naming of the class used for code blocks that specify a language.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed an error when the user had published Simple Payment Products but their Professional Subscription had expired.
  • Sitemap: We fixed the format of the date shown for videos on the video sitemap.
  • Stats: We fixed the width of the Stats page for wide screens.
6.3-beta 2018-06-27
6.2.1 2018-06-08
  • Release date: June 8, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-8am

Bug fixes

  • AMP: We fixed the rendering of the stats pixel for legacy, non-paired, non-canonical AMP pages.
  • Shortcodes: Fixed a fatal coming form the VR shortcode when using the Gutenberg editor in the frontend.
6.2 2018-06-05
  • Release date: June 5, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-88v

Major Enhancements

  • Shortcodes: Added Gutenberg block for the [vr] shortcode.

Enhancements

  • AMP: Allow Jetpack features to work on AMP pages, and prevent Jetpack features from rendering to the front end at all.
  • Content Options: We now exclude Custom Post Types like Portfolio and Testimonial when we toggle content/excerpt via the Blog Display option in the customizer.
  • Cookies & Consent Widget: Added a "top" option for the cookie widget position. The existing bottom of the screen position is the default.
  • Tiled Galleries: use Photon if active when a Tiled Gallery links to media file.

Improved compatibility

  • Widgets: Deprecated the use of Widget IDs in the Twitter Timeline Widget given that Twitter deprecates Widget IDs on July, 27th 2018.

Bug fixes

  • Contact Form: Fixed an issue with undefined variables and a warning being logged when submitting the Contact Form.
  • Contact Form: Fixed scrolling/height for very large contact forms.
  • Widgets: Fixed Cookies & Consent Widget's bottom margin for themes that set a specific margin for forms.
  • Related Posts: Made it not try to fetch related posts for an unpublished post.
  • Sharing: Fixed an issue that resulted in wrong URLs for sharing on WhatsApp.
  • Sharing: Fixed the way we check if akismet is active and has a valid key by caching the result of the verification.
  • Shortcodes: Fixed the Facebook shortcode in wp-admin.
  • Widget Visibility: Widget Visibility: Fixed styling for MS Edge.
  • Widgets: Removed .widget class from Cookies and Consent widget styles since .widget is not used in every theme.
6.2-beta 2018-05-30
6.1.1 2018-05-22
  • Release date: May 22, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-85t

Enhancements

  • Ads: Added new setting for Banner consent expiration. Added new filter jetpack_disable_eu_cookie_law_widget, which can be used to disable the banner.
  • Ads: Added a new personalized-ads-consent cookie for ads-enabled sites.
  • Ads: Added requirement and notice, and button-click opt-in for ads module users.
  • Ads: When a user site has a Privacy Policy page set (introduced in 4.9.6), we now default to using that privacy policy as a custom policy URL.
  • GDPR: A new warning is displayed while configuring an instance of the EU Cookie Law widget: "Caution: The default policy URL only covers cookies set by Jetpack. If you're running other plugins, custom cookies, or third-party tracking technologies, you should create and link to your own cookie statement."
  • GDPR: Added Feedback data (i.e., Contact Form Submissions) to the Personal Data exported and/or erased by the latest version of WordPress core.

Bug fixes

  • Ads: We updated Ads behaviour to not show unless the visitor is on the main query within the loop.
  • General: We fixed a bug that resulted in an alert box showing for sites set to languages deriving from main ones.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed a bug where images would disappear when scrolling.
  • Sharing: make sure JS files can be loaded on development sites.
  • Sharing: Added check for validating Akismet key before allowing sharing by email.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: Fixed PHP warning when attemping to get a list of plugins.
6.1 2018-05-01
6.1-beta 2018-04-25
6.0 2018-04-03
6.0-beta 2018-03-27
5.9 2018-03-06
  • Release date: March 6, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-7mW

Major Enhancements

  • WooCommerce Analytics: Added a new module for WooCommerce analytics that will use Jetpack's analytics functionality to help you track activity on your WooCommerce store.
  • Custom Content Types: Added support for excerpts on Testimonial and Portfolio.

Enhancements

  • Activity Log: Improved the way we show failed login attempts in Jetpack's Activity Log.
  • Admin Page: We now hide settings for Lazy Images and Photon in the Admin page when the modules are not enabled due to being filtered out by jetpack_get_available_modules.
  • Admin Page: Now we only show the dismissal button in Apps card of the Jetpack Dashboard for admin users.
  • Build: Added a pre-commit hook for linting the Jetpack Admin Page source code. This aids in finding common syntax and style problems before having to wait for automated tests to run.
  • JSON API: We removed an obsolete endpoint for updating invites.
  • Onboarding: Added the ability to configure the country for a business address the using the Onboarding functionality of Jetpack.
  • Onboarding: Added the ability to enable the stats module when using the Onboarding functionality.
  • Onboarding: We now delete the onboarding token when the site gets connected.
  • Jetpack Start: Updated scripts for partners allowing to pass a tracking ID when provisioning or cancelling a plan which will help in debugging.
  • Jetpack Start: Improved the documentation for partners so they're now able to get them right on the Jetpack's Github repository under the docs/partners directory.
  • Plans: Correctly forward the client IP address for currency localization.
  • Plans: Updated the copy-text on Jetpack's Admin page for plans to be more concise on the features of each plan.
  • REST API: Added a plans endpoint to Jetpack's REST API to better handle the features of each Jetpack plan internally.
  • Search Implicitly activate Jetpack Search when attempting to add the Jetpack Search widget.
  • Search: Updated the Jetpack Search settings card to be more helpful in setting up the widget.
  • Search: We made the "Add Jetpack Search Widget" link in the Search module settings card open the widgets section of the customizer.
  • Search: Move any active search widgets to the inactive list if you disable the search module.
  • Search: Only log mysql and ES query times that are less than 60 seconds. There are some outliers that mess up our stats.
  • Sync: Improved the way widget titles are synchronized to WordPress.com servers when widgets are saved or updated.
  • Twitter Cards: Added new jetpack_twitter_image_default filter to allow themes and plugins to customize twitter:image when no suitable image is found automatically.
  • We updated the way we handle Jetpack's green color in out stylesheets for better compatibility with Jetpack's new logo.

Improved compatibility

  • Admin Page: Jetpack's Admin Page javascript code is now fully compatible with React 16.
  • JSON API: Updated the modules endpoint Jetpack's JSON API to reply with a new property override that indicates if a module was either enabled or disabled by a filter.
  • Lazy Images: Updated the library used as IntersectionObserver for Lazy Images. We now use the W3C IntersectionObserver polyfill.
  • Lazy Images: Jetpack now allows the lazy images module to skip images with the skip-lazy css class or any given class of your choice by using the jetpack_lazy_images_blacklisted_classes filter.
  • Masterbar: Updated the sign out button behaviour of the Masterbar to not sign you out of WordPress.com when you sign out of your site for regular Jetpack sites.
  • REST API: Updated the modules endpoint in Jetpack's REST API to be aware of modules that have been filtered through option_jetpack_active_modules allowing for better compatibility with custom Jetpack installation where the administrator decides to filter out specific Jetpack modules.
  • Sync: Added the jetpack_sync_action_before_enqueue action that's done when anything gets enqueued before being synchronized to WordPress.com servers.

Bug fixes

  • Admin Page: Removed all linting warnings for the JS code of the Admin page. These were only shown in development builds.
  • Connect: Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in a notice being shown about another user already having connected a Jetpack site when attempting to connect your site to WordPress.com
  • General: Added suppress_filters param to get_posts / get_children function calls.
  • Markdown: Updated WordAds code to not use create_function which is getting deprecated in PHP 7.2.
  • Sync: Fixed a problem in Jetpack Sync code when trying to get property of non-object in the post syncing file.
  • Sync: Stopped synchronizing the sitemap post types to WordPress.com servers as it was an issue given the size of these.
  • Tracks events: Track events are logged now only if the user has accepted ToS and not just if Jetpack is connected.
  • Widget Visibility: Added a decodeEntities function in widget-conditions.js to handle entity decoding for the minor conditions dropdown.
  • WordAds: Updated WordAds code to not use create_function which is getting deprecated in PHP 7.2.
5.9-beta 2018-02-27
5.8 2018-02-06
  • Release date: February 6, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-731

Major Enhancements

  • Lazy Images: after a Beta period, you can now enable this new feature from Jetpack > Settings in your dashboard.
  • Elasticsearch-powered search: also out of Beta! We've improved the way data is indexed behind the scenes, and made changes to the Search widget and its filters. (Elasticsearch is a trademark of Elasticsearch BV, registered in the U.S. and in other countries.)

Enhancements

  • Comment moderation tools: moderation emails now point to WordPress.com when using the edit_links_calypso_redirect option.
  • Custom CSS: add CSS Grid Layout support.
  • Dashboard: update list of features available in Paid plans.
  • Dashboard: improve the display of notices inside the Jetpack dashboard.
  • Dashboard: update content displayed in the Jetpack dashboard when not connected to WordPress.com.
  • Development mode: improve the display of the development notice.
  • General: add a new filter, jetpack_active_modules, allowing site owners to filter the list of active modules.
  • Notices: add rel tags to notice links to avoid issues when links open in a new window.
  • Onboarding: add functionality for saving Business Address in the Contact Info widget.
  • Onboarding: save site type during site setup process.
  • Onboarding: enable loading of specific modules when using the Onboarding process.
  • Post Images: allow passing size when searching for images in HTML.
  • REST API: update the plugin installation process to use a new library.
  • REST API: allow changing the number of posts displayed in the RSS feed, and whether feeds display full text or a summary.
  • REST API: simplify our invites endpoint.
  • Sharing: make sure the Whatsapp button works on mobile and on desktop.
  • Sharing: add new filter, wp_sharing_email_send_post_subject, to allow modifying the email sharing subject line.
  • Shortcodes: update the GettyImages shortcode to use the new format required by GettyImages.
  • Site Settings: add support for site language and timezone settings.
  • Sync: improve synchronization of user actions, theme and plugin edits / updates, post status, updates on Multisite networks, Protect events, and WooCommerce's meta data.
  • WordAds: enable the Ads in the header by default.
  • WordAds: add filters so site owners can control the display of the ads via code as well.

Improved compatibility

  • Lazy Images: fix issues with the Gazette theme.
  • Open Graph: add Open Graph Metabox to the list of conflicting plugins.
  • Masterbar: fix incompatibility with BeaverBuilder plugin.
  • PHP 7.2: fix issues when running Jetpack with PHP 7.2.

Bug fixes

  • Carousel: fix PHP Notice with images using custom meta.
  • Dashboard: make sure all links to WordPress.com point to the right site's settings on WordPress.com.
  • Dashboard: update links to the plugin interface on WordPress.com to load the full plugin management page.
  • General: fix images shown in the dashboard when Jetpack is installed in a directory different than jetpack.
  • Lazy Images: make sure Lazy Load can be triggered even when images are added to the content very late.
  • Stats: make sure the Stats script is XHTML compliant.
  • Widgets: Mailchimp - avoid conflicts with jQuery UI.
5.8-beta2 2018-02-02
5.8-beta 2018-01-30
5.7.1 2018-01-16
  • Release date: January 16, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-7aS

Bug Fixes

  • Protect: Fixed the math problem fallback for logging into Multisite installations.
  • Settings: Made sure that the Security tab is no longer constantly updating the displayed information.
5.7 2018-01-02
  • Release date: January 2, 2018
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-6FR

Enhancements

  • Added ability to create revisions of Portfolio Projects.
  • Users hosting their sites with our Pressable partner who have Rewind access can now jump from the new Activity card in the Jetpack dashboard to the Activity Log in WordPress.com and restore or download backups for the site.
  • Comments: Edit links for comments in the frontend can redirect to calypso if the Jetpack option edit_links_calypso_redirect is enabled.
  • Protect: Updated the styling of the Protect page for recovering access to your site when you're locked out of it.
  • Search: Improved the UI for customizing the Search widget.

Improved compatibility

  • Comments: Updated our filtering behavior for Jetpack comments so other plugins appending html to the comments section are able to do it instead of being filtered out by Jetpack.
  • Widgets: We updated Goodreads URLs to support https schema.
  • Masterbar: We now hide the Masterbar settings card in Jetpacks Admin Page for sites that are set to always show the Masterbar.
  • Lazy Images: Added a callback for processing image attributes array when attempting to lazy load images are loaded via wp_get_attachment_image.
  • Search: Added hooks to the search filters widget so that other plugins/themes can hook in and change its output.

Bug fixes

  • REST API: Added a check for avoiding a fatal error when attempting to include Akismet class files in case the Akismet plugin files are present but the permissions on the files there are set to be not readable
  • Markdown: Fixed bug where code inside shortcodes wasn't correctly restored from the hash.
  • Search: Fixed the link that acts as a month and year filter removal toggle.
5.7-beta1 2017-12-27
5.6.1 2017-12-14
  • Release date: December 14, 2017
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-6Jk

  • Contact Forms: Hardened security in Contact Form processing.

  • Sharing: Bumped the character limit to 280 when sharing a post to Twitter.

  • Widget Visibility: Fixed a bug that disabled "saving" the widget when removing a Widget Visibility rule.

5.6 2017-12-05
  • Release date: December 5, 2017
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-6zt

Major Enhancements * Google Analytics: Add support for universal analytics for WooCommerce. * Performance: minify all JavaScript files used in the plugin. * Performance: add new Lazy Images module. * Protect: add new mechanism allowing you to send yourself an email with a link to the form when you are locked out of your site.

Enhancements * Custom CSS: add new set of font properties that can be used in the CSS editor. * Photon: do not remove width and height attributes from image tags when known. * Sitemaps: add CLI commands to purge and built the sitemaps. * Sitemaps: only display the reporter log success messages if JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG is defined. * WordPress.com API: add new endpoints to allow for better comment management in third party interfaces like WordPress.com. * WordPress.com Toolbar: prevent dns prefetching for logged out users.

Improved compatibility * Stats: remove function deprecated in PHP 7.2.

Bug fixes * Comment Likes: make sure Like text is properly translated. * General: only load stats code when necessary. * Related Posts: allow site owners to exclude multiple blog posts from the list of Related Posts. * Sharing: remove inline JavaScript used in the email sharing form. * Search: Maintain ordering of the search filters in the widget. * Sync: avoid PHP notices during the synchronization process. * WordPress.com Toolbar: avoid broken link when using the sign out button.

5.6-beta2 2017-11-29
5.6-beta1 2017-11-28
5.5.1 2017-11-22
  • Release date: November 21, 2017
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-6Bd

Bug fixes * In Jetpack 5.5 we made some changes that created errors if you were using other plugins that added custom links to the Plugins menu. This is now fixed. * We have fixed a problem that did not allow to upload plugins using API requests. * Open Graph links in post headers are no longer invalid in some special cases. * We fixed warnings happening when syncing users with WordPress.com. * We updated the way the Google+ button is loaded to match changes made by Google, to ensure the button is always displayed properly. * We fixed conflicts between Jetpack's Responsive Videos and the updates made to Video players in WordPress 4.9. * We updated Publicize's message length to match Twitter's new 280 character limit.

5.5 2017-11-07
  • Release date: November 7, 2017
  • Release post: https://wp.me/p1moTy-6rk

Major Enhancements

  • Jetpack is now fully compatible with WordPress's new Gallery Widget. Your old Gallery widgets powered by Jetpack will switch to the new Widget when you update to WordPress 4.9.

Enhancements * We have improved the performance when loading the Jetpack Settings in the dashboard by optimizing the number of calls made when loading the page. * We have updated the plugin to do a better job of cleaning up after itself whenever you decide to remove Jetpack from your site. * We made some changes to reduce the number of connection issues that may happen on a site when switching from HTTP to HTTPs. * We made some performance improvements to the Jetpack dashboard interface, to make sure your options and settings are loaded faster there. * Error messages are also better in the Jetpack Dashboard; whenever you can't update settings, Jetpack will provide you with more information about why. * We improved the Jetpack update process to make sure updating Jetpack does not stress your database during it, even on high-traffic sites. * The next version of WordPress, 4.9, will be released very soon and will include a lot of changes to its code editors. Jetpack's Custom CSS will be fully compatible with the new editors and their syntax highlighting feature. * We also made changes to make sure Jetpack was fully compatible with the role and capability changes in WordPress 4.9. * We have made some performance improvements to the Carousel feature. * Contact Form: do not process shortcodes in widgets when WordPress itself does, starting in 4.9. * Contact Form: we have improved the "website" field to display better error messages when you don't supply a URL. We have also improved the look of the date picker for the date field. * Contact Form: avoid duplicate slashes when loading editor style. * Masterbar: update the "Plugins" menu item to match the updated design on WordPress.com. * Open Graph: do not display images smaller than Facebook's required size. * Sharing: use Google's minified libraries to improve performance when loading Google buttons. * Sharing: update Open Graph Image tags appearing on the home page to offer better alternatives based on your site settings in Appearance > Customize. * We improved the way sitemaps are built so they do not consume too much memory when they are generated. * WP.me Shorlinks: those links will now always use HTTPS. * Spellchecker: we improved the admin interface to make it more clear when adding ignored phrases and saving them. * Subscriptions: we added a filter so third party developers can track comment subscription activations. * Sync: synchronize plugin action links to add that information to WordPress.com. * Sync: improvements to better track theme and widget changes. * VideoPress: we removed Jetpack version locking for directly embedded VideoPress videos to ensure all users receive the newest version of the player. * We added a new filter (jetpack_google_translate_widget_layout) to the Google Translate Widget to allow you to change its layout. * WordPress.com REST API: improve comment management for all roles, including post authors. * WordPress.com REST API: allow site owners to manage comments on attachment pages from WordPress.com. * WordPress.com REST API: improve the response from the API when WordPress' autoupdates are disabled.

Improved compatibility * You can now use Jetpack's contact form and Yoast SEO's Focus keywords on the same page without any issues in the editor. * Top Posts Widget: avoid Fatal Errors when the widget is used on a site using WPML, and when a popular post cannot be found by WPML. * Sync: add more Custom Post Types from third-party plugins to the list of things we do not synchronize with WordPress.com, to improve sync performance. * Sharing: since Press This is now a plugin and not part of WordPress itself, we removed the Press This sharing button if you are not using the plugin.

Bug fixes * We now avoid displaying notices to user roles that cannot benefit or act based on the info in the notices. * Gravatar Hovercards: avoid PHP Notices when the user info is an object. * Infinite Scroll: avoid PHP notices when a site customizes galleries thanks to the post_gallery filter. * Mailchimp: make sure subscription forms can still be embedded in posts and pages. * Mailchimp: do not require the use of the shortcodes feature to use the Mailchimp widget. * Mailchimp: fix issue where Mailchimp form code could not be added to the Mailchimp widget. * Masterbar: avoid JavaScript errors by always loading jQuery. * Post By Email: do not display any content in the email address field if no email address has ever been set before. * Publicize: avoid errors when DOMDocument is not available. * Publicize: we now hide the feature activation toggle if you are not allowed to manage Jetpack features. * Search: make sure module cannot be activated when the site does not use a Plan. * SEO Tools: do not output any custom meta tags if another SEO plugin is already active. * Sharing: make sure Twitter Cards can be displayed even when a post does not include a title. * Sharing: fix alignment of sharing buttons in the admin preview when using custom sharing buttons. * Sitemaps: wait a minute before to generate sitemaps when the feature is activated, to avoid performance issues. * Sync: avoid synchronization issues on Multisite networks using custom domains. * Top Posts Widget: display the default title when it is set to empty. * Milestone Widget: make sure the widget is displayed properly and can easily be translated into other languages. * Verification Tools: avoid notices when saving changes on a Multisite network admin page. * VideoPress: avoid missing file warning in the editor when using an RTL language. * Upcoming events Widget: avoid PHP notices on sites using a custom timezone setting. * WordPress.com REST API: avoid errors when installing plugins via the WordPress.com API.

5.5-beta3 2017-11-02
5.5-beta 2017-10-31
5.4 2017-10-03
  • Release date: October 3, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-67V

Major Enhancements * Multiple improvements to the connection process, to allow more people to use the Jetpack plugin, even on very specific server configurations. * Add a new Welcome screen to guide site owners after they have purchased a Jetpack plan.

Enhancements * Add Schema.org markup to the Contact Info Widget. * Add a new "Date" field to the Contact Form. * Added support in the Google Analytics feature for IP anonymization and basic WooCommerce tracking. * Do not show any update notices when in development mode. * Improve our documentation to help contributors set up a unit testing environment. * Avoid conflicts between Jetpack's Infinite Scroll and other Infinite Scroll plugins. * Improvements to the WordPress.com REST API to avoid issues when interacting with your site's categories and tags on WordPress.com. * Allow third party plugin and theme authors to add new menu items to the WordPress.com toolbar. * Improve the Content Options panel displayed in the Customizer with certain themes. * Add architecture for the Jetpack Search feature, available for Jetpack Professional users. * Simple Payments: improve the display of the payment items when used on your site. * Ensure a proper display of the Recipe shortcode on sites using an RTL language. * Improve the display of the Facebook posts, images, and all other Facebook embeds in your posts. * Synchronize the author information for all published posts. * Record how Jetpack was discovered and activated to better understand how site owners first discover Jetpack. * Improve the display and options offered with the Milestone Widget.

Bug fixes * We fixed layout issues appearing in the admin interface for IE11 users. * Comment Form: avoid whitespace sometimes appearing below the form with some themes. * Contact Form: avoid errors in the post editor on sites using RTL languages. * Toolbar: always display the Toolbar when it's active, regardless of other admin bar settings. * Widget Visibility: make sure rules are correctly migrated from the old Jetpack image widget to the new WordPress Image Widget. * Avoid errors showing that Jetpack is out of date on WordPress.com, when running a Multisite network. * WP CLI: avoid warnings when using the wp jetpack protect whitelist list command to list the whitelisted IP addresses in the Protect feature. * Avoid displaying raw HTML in the Stats Configuration screen. * Comment edits are reflected properly in wordpress.com.

5.4-beta3 2017-09-29
5.4-beta2 2017-09-29
5.4-beta1 2017-09-26
5.3 2017-09-05
  • Release date: September 5, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-5Xv

Major Enhancements * Full PHP 7.1 compatibility. * It's now possible to preview your site within WordPress.com.

Enhancements * The Ads feature now gives you more options and control over the ads displayed on your site. * Increased performance in the admin by cutting back on unnecessary requests. * Loading comment avatars from Facebook and Twitter through a more secure https. * Admin UI is much friendlier on initial activation when there are no stats to display. * You're now able to stop VideoPress from looping a video during autoplay through the shortcode. * Made some optimizations to the Jetpack connection process which means connecting your site more is more reliable. * The EU Cookie Law widget got some styling improvements and looks better in any theme. * There's a new Jetpack CLI command to allow testing of the Jetpack connection. * Added the Likes and Monitor features to our recommended features list, making it easier to activate for new sites. * Improvements made that makes sure we have the most up-to-date version of your site when managing from WordPress.com. * Added a link to view your Comments in the WordPress.com toolbar. * Lots of minor design improvements to the Jetpack admin area. * We've found a few places where we were able to optimize the loading of css files. * Removed the Omnisearch feature.

Bug fixes * Fixed compatibility issues with plugins using TinyMCE. * Contact Form submission emails have been fixed for sites hosted on SiteGround. * Updating WordPress.com themes will no longer have any problems. * The Sitemaps feature will no longer error with posts/images with special characters in the title. * There are no more conflicts with the ACF plugin when adding a new custom field. * Fixed a bug that would cause some plugins to throw warnings with the Shortcode feature. * We're no longer loading a font on the front-end for the Likes feature, which will also have some performance benefits. * The Jetpack admin UI had some bugs that were causing some features to not display the correct active status, which are squashed now. * Cleaned up our markup to avoid XHTML validation errors. * Brought back a filter for the Widget Visibility feature that was accidentally removed. * Managing your comments and comment authors more reliable from WordPress.com.

5.2.1 2017-08-02
  • Release date: August 2, 2017
  • Release post: https://jetpack.com/?p=22686

Bug fixes * Solves an issue that caused widgets to lose their content when saved in WP Admin or Customizer.

5.2 2017-08-01
  • Release date: August 1, 2017
  • Release post: https://jetpack.com/?p=22509

Major Enhancements * Contact Forms now sports a fancy new interface that allows you to visually compose your form in the editor. * We have a new and slick way to showcase and explain the features we recommend to activate to new users.

Enhancements * Reduced 500kb from plugin zip file, which means faster updates. * Refactored and reduced code for Comment Likes so it's faster and lighter.

Bug fixes * An inconsistency experienced in WordPress.com dashboard when Related Posts settings were set in the local site's WP Admin is now fixed. * Fixed a 404 when loading Open Sans font from a stylesheet plus now it's only enqueued if it will be used. * Solve PHP warnings when Image widget wasn't migrated.

5.1 2017-07-05
  • Release date: July 5th, 2017
  • Release post: https://jetpack.com/2017/07/05/jetpack-5-1-comment-likes/

Major Enhancements * You and your readers can now show appreciation to particularly clever comments with the new Comment Likes feature.

Enhancements * Quickly visit your current site's front-end directly from the Masterbar's new "View Site" item. * Site data fetch from /me/sites REST API endpoint now includes blog_public in the list of returned options. * The Flickr widget now automatically displays images in a grid if there's enough room. * E-mail sharing is now disabled by default unless it's explicitly enabled by a filter or Akismet is active.

Compatibility Improvements

  • Updated instructions in Flickr widget to reflect recent changes to the Flickr UI.

Bug fixes

  • EU Cookie Law Banner cookie no longer cached.
  • WP Admin menu can now be accessed in mobile when Masterbar is displayed.
  • We now sync the order_id for order_items in older WooCommerce versions.
  • UI now handles VaultPress connection or registration problems gracefully.
  • Photon now works correctly with images uploaded before WordPress 2.7.
5.0 2017-06-06
  • Release date: June 6th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-5hK

Enhancements

  • Several changes to the Jetpack dashboard and notices: alignment tweaks, code refactor, text simplification, and more.
  • Changes to the communication layer between your site and WordPress.com, to improve performance and allow you to do more to manage your site from WordPress.com.
  • Social menu gets icons for Etsy, Meetup, 500px, and Goodreads.
  • Jetpack data sync now better supports WordPress updates, themes changes, widgets, and multisite networks.
  • Video is updated to be fully compatible with the upcoming Media Widget.
  • Force secure WordPress.com API requests for request body, remove deprecated stats methods, and add new endpoints for post listing and user invitations.
  • Jetpack's Command Line tools can now output information about the primary Jetpack site owner. Try wp jetpack status!
  • Custom CSS now supports the animation-fill-mode, fill, and stroke properties.
  • Remove the "Menus" item from the WordPress.com toolbar for parity with the toolbar on WordPress.com.
  • Improve the display of the Omnisearch results page on sites using an RTL language.
  • Trim any white space when adding new email address in the Contact Info Widget.
  • Improve the look of your recipes in search engine result pages, when you use the Recipe shortcode.

Compatibility Improvements

  • Improve the connection process for end users and hosts.
  • Improve compatibility of Jetpack data sync with WooCommerce and Pet Manager plugins.
  • Make sure Jetpack's SEO Tools don't conflict with other SEO plugins that may already be active on the site, like Yoast SEO or All In One SEO Pack.

Bug Fixes

  • Add a "Set Up" button when a Personal plan is purchased, but VaultPress isn't active yet.
  • When the Ads feature is active, do not display Ads in RSS feeds.
  • Comments do not use Photon for Facebook and Twitter avatars and now avoid non-secure warnings when submitting comments on a HTTP site in Safari.
  • Contact form emails are now sent in a way that ensures they are correctly rendered as HTML.
  • Properly print the full list of modules when using the sync command in Jetpack's Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Avoid errors when reordering a lot of Restaurant menu items at once.
  • Add a mechanism to detect broken connection states and resolve them.
  • Autosaves can now be restored as Markdown.
  • Photon no longer conflicts with Facebook's CDN, local images, and plugins that customize reponsive images.
  • Avoid potential PHP notice in Publicize.
  • Fix bad jQuery selector in Presentations shortcode.
  • Avoid fatal errors for Social Links on sites running PHP 7.1.
  • Properly escape button attribute in spellchecker.
  • Avoid PHP notices for stats on some sites when user roles are not attributed properly.
  • No longer attempt to sync options that do not exist and avoid fatal errors when de/activating plugins.
  • Avoid errors when Social Menu functions have already been defined in the theme or in another plugin.
  • VideoPress media items now always return their unique ID, and do not trigger any PHP notice.
  • Fix style of the EU Cookie Law Widget on themes with specific positioning.
  • Use correct time constant to define an hour in Upcoming Events Widget.
  • Avoid HTML encoding issues in sitemaps.
4.9 2017-05-02
  • Release date: May 2nd, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-4Rl

Major Enhancements

  • New "EU Cookie Law Banner", Flickr, and "Internet Defense League" widgets.

Slightly Less Exciting Enhancements

  • Success notices are automatically dismissed after a short period.
  • Removed unused code from "My Jetpack" interface and deprecated an XML-RPC method.
  • Contact Form now adds display names to email addresses in the To header.
  • Added an updated multiple unit tests increasing code coverage.
  • Development mode now also shows module list.
  • Updated the list of locales available in Jetpack.
  • Plugin auto-updates only triggered from WordPress.com and now trigger WordPress' maintenance mode.

Performance Improvements

  • Record comment content modifications and moderation events to make sure comments are always up to date on WordPress.com.
  • Sync post deletions, changes to sidebar, user events (addition, removal, and update) and theme installation.
  • We now distinguish between a new and an updated attachment.
  • Sync plugin and theme names when a related event is triggered including theme updates.

Compatibility Improvements

  • Protect avoid conflicts with other plugins hooking into the log in form.
  • Contact Form not auto-activated when Ninja Forms is active.
  • WordPess.com REST API now allows HTTP PUT requests.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed wording in Post By Email button when no email address has been generated.
  • Fixed a notice in the subscription widget in PHP 7.1
  • Properly display VaultPress notices in the Jetpack dashboard.
  • VideoPress now included in search results for "video" and fixed positioning of search icon on mobile screens.
  • Protect supports IPv6 addresses properly.
  • Dashboard avoids API requests being cached on some hosts and avoids errors when Spellchecker is inactive.
  • Contact Form message content type is now set properly to restore compatibility with email plugins.
  • Ads not displayed in the portfolio projects custom content type.
  • Display all sites available in a network, even on large multisite installations.
  • Featured Image is always used in tweets posted via Publicize.
  • Avoid fatal errors when the exclusion parameter in Related Posts is not a string.
  • Allow the removal of all custom title settings in the SEO feature.
  • Make sure images are not distorted when Tiled Galleries uses Photon.
  • Avoid PHP warnings and errors in the Stats dashboard on Multisite.
  • Avoid errors when the Jetpack plugin is deleted.
4.8.2 2017-04-07
  • Release date: April 7th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-4P0

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented activating/deactivating of some features in PHP versions below 5.4.
  • Removed an unused function that was also incompatible with PHP versions below 5.4.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a blank Jetpack admin area.
4.8.1 2017-04-05
  • Release date: April 5th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-4N5

Bug Fixes

  • An incompatibility with PHP versions lower than 5.4 was introduced in the last release, causing a fatal error that we immediately fixed.
  • Sitemaps: Some plugins were relying on a function that was removed in the last release, which has been fixed.
  • General: Clicking on the info icon in the settings area will no longer jump to the top of the page.
  • General: The Anti-spam card will always display the correct status in the Jetpack dashboard.
4.8 2017-04-04
  • Release date: April 4th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-4gA

Major Enhancements

  • Easier to navigate Jetpack's feature settings in your dashboard and WordPress.com.
  • New WordPress.com Toolbar provides quick access to site management, stats, and other services.
  • New MailChimp Subscribe Popup widget.
  • Sitemaps are faster and now support sites with a very large amount of posts.
  • Contact Form now has a plain-text alternative and better avoids spam filters.
  • Debug form includes extra information to better prioritize your support requests.
  • Photon can now be used within the dashboard, and supports bbPress topics and replies.

Slightly Less Exciting Enhancements

  • Improved previously confusing wording in Stats dashboard, and Featured Content options.
  • You can now embed Apple Keynotes straight from icloud.com in your posts and pages.
  • Changed Infinite Scroll button text on taxonomy page and added a new filter to short-circuit the is_last_batch() method.
  • Open Graph now uses transients to save image IDs.
  • You can now use full URLs in the Social Media Icons widget.
  • Milestone widget now allows custom links to open in a new window.
  • VideoPress videos can be used as headers in themes that support it, like Twenty Seventeen.
  • Extracted the timezone offset method from the Upcoming Events widget so it can be used by other features.

Performance Improvements

  • Database load is reduced during updates on large sites with multiple servers by retaining hashes for current and current-1 versions.
  • Disk storage is reduced on large multisite networks by storing the jetpack_file_data option in the wp_sitemeta table.
  • Jetpack plan data now uses the WordPress.com REST API.
  • Slovakian language files now rely on WordPress.org's language packs.

Accessibility Improvements

  • Improved post details clipping for better screen reader support.
  • Updated custom language packs for multiple languages.

Security Improvements

  • We now avoid path disclosure via cookies in PHP error messages.

Compatibility Improvements

  • Removed deprecated functions get_theme and get_current_theme.
  • Publicize now works with third-party plugins like WP Recipe Maker.
  • Open Graph Meta Tags are now enabled when you use the "Head, Footer and Post Injections" plugin.
  • Better support for WooCommerce data sync and backup.
  • We now also sync the sync_via_cron setting, the user's chosen language, and WP Super Cache's globals and constants.
  • We no longer sync post types from the WordPress Automatic Plugin and RSS AutoPilot to avoid synchronization issues.
  • Sync settings can now be edited from the WordPress.com REST API to better troubleshoot sync issues.

Bug Fixes

  • Gravatar is always displayed in Settings.
  • Submenu items always use relative links.
  • Contact Form avoids PHP notices when using the form in a Text widget.
  • Content Options now correctly displays single characters word count on sites with multibyte languages.
  • Administrator area translations fixed for several languages.
  • Added proper support for Formal/Informal translation versions for languages that support them.
  • Site Icons are always used as fallback Open Graph Image tags.
  • Protect removes port number when server returns a port alongside a stored IP address.
  • Filters ensure that more than 1,024 posts can be excluded from Related Posts.
  • When the email is already subscribed we now show the correct notification in the subscription form.
  • When using the Email sharing button, we now avoid syntax errors due to unexpected characters in the from name.
  • Remove deprecated jetpack_publicize_post action.
  • VideoPress now avoids PHP Notices when fetching video information.
  • Instagram base URL now uses www in the Social Media Icons widget.
  • All values entered in Facebook Page Plugin widget settings are now escaped.
  • Widget Visibility now avoids memory issues on sites with a lot of registered users.
4.7.1 2017-03-14
  • Release date: March 14th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-48Y

Bug Fixes

  • Carousel: avoid javascript errors that may cause issues with Slideshows or Tiled Galleries.
  • Markdown: always enable Markdown for posts whenever the module is active.
  • Sharing: make sure that sharing buttons open in a small pop-up instead of a separate window.
  • SSO: Avoid token or nonce errors when trying to log in to your site via the Secure Sign On option.
  • VideoPress: add in the ability to get video thumbnails from the WordPress.com REST API.
  • Widgets: improve rendering of the Image Widget via Photon.
  • Widget Visibility: avoid empty widget visibility rules after updating to Jetpack 4.7.
  • Widget Visibility: restore the option to make widgets appear on archive pages of different Custom Post Types.
  • Widget Visibility: migrate widget visibility settings to the new major Page rule for Custom Post Types.
  • Widget Visibility: add missing CSS for widget visibility settings on sites using an RTL language.
4.7 2017-03-07
  • Release date: March 7th, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-46L

Enhancements

  • Quickly jump to post specific stats on WordPress.com with a new link.
  • We've added more information to our debug tools to improve your support experience.
  • New HTML5 versions of our house ads are out.
  • Display custom copyright EXIF information in the Carousel with this new filter.
  • We've highlighted the ability to export Contact Form feedback as it was being overlooked.
  • If you have images on WordPress.com we're going to skip using Photon when the images include resize parameters.
  • It is now possible to use the Sharing filter to customize the emails sent from the Email Sharing button.
  • We've updated the library powering the Print link in the Recipe shortcode.
  • Customize the speed and display of your slideshows with new Slideshow shortcode filters.
  • The Twitch.tv shortcode now uses Twitch's new embedded player.
  • Social Menus now come with the option to use SVG icons.
  • Customize the content of the Display Posts Widget with a new filter.
  • We've added a new email field to the Contact Info Widget.
  • The Image and the Text widgets now use Photon if it is enabled.
  • The WordPress.com REST API got several updates including using register_rest_route() consistently for registering, new date and time format settings, a filter for theme info results, new links and endpoints, and more.
  • We cleaned up the Google+ Shortcode JS library and added a way to filter the SlideShare shortcode.

Performance Improvements

  • Experience better performance with single page load caching of the media summary.
  • We made some improvements to avoid slow queries on sites with thousands of images.
  • The Top Posts widget now utilizes an endpoint from the WP.com REST API improving performance.
  • Improve development mode performance by only calling site_url() once.
  • We rewrote the way major/minor rules lists are generated to save bandwidth, and memory for sites using Widget Visibility.
  • We've removed sync options that weren't needed to save memory during the sync process.

Accessibility

  • We've improved the highlight of the stats range for a better visual experience and to make it consistent with other areas of the dashboard.
  • Added a missing label to one of the fields in the Email sharing dialog.
  • We've enabled keyboard focus styling in the new admin interface.
  • Increased padding to sharing buttons on mobile to avoid usability issues.
  • We've replaced Widget Visibility text labels with icons to improve usability on smaller devices.

Slightly Less Exciting Enhancements:

  • We've added a filter to allow you to remove the Comment Form title.
  • The Development Mode notice got an update to include all possible options to activate Development mode.
  • Jetpack registration function got an update and cleanup.
  • A notice displayed to WooCommerce store owners now detects when WooCommerce Services is installed, but not active.
  • We've removed the Holiday Snow settings until you need them.
  • Improved Infinite Scroll settings to reduce confusion.
  • The HTML classes infinite-scroll and neverending are now applied using JS instead of PHP.
  • We've updated the support link appearing when you're locked out of your site.
  • New Unit Tests were added to make sure Publicize doesn't break when making changes to the Publicize process.
  • We've added a sync filter to allow customizing timeout.
  • The Top Posts widget now supports non-square image sizes.
  • Added the Video GUID to the media API endpoint.

Improved Compatibility

  • Fixed some W3C validation errors in Comments.
  • Infinite Scroll now works beautifully with the Twenty Seventeen Theme.
  • Translate new terms easier with an improvement to the translator comments.
  • We switched to use Core functions to retrieve the list of sites in a multisite network for more accurate results.
  • We added Product visibility to post meta whitelist, for better control of products displayed in Related Posts.
  • We no longer sync specific post meta data added by Postman or WP RSS Mutli Importer to avoid performance issues during the sync process.
  • We're now avoiding conflicts with plugins adding the core Video upload library to the post editor.
  • Removed deprecated compatibility code for older versions of WordPress.
  • We had some Shortcode conflicts with WordPress Post embeds, but that's been fixed.

Bug Fixes

  • The Carousel jp_carousel_load_for_images_linked_to_file filter wasn't working well with Photon, this has been fixed.
  • Carousel is now working well when loaded from infinite scroll.
  • We removed double slashes from file paths in the Contact Form to avoid errors in specific server environments.
  • Fixed a problem where CSS was being stripped when migrating from Jetpack's Custom CSS to Core's CSS editor.
  • Our Debug Tool is now reporting the correct URL when WordPress lives in a subdirectory.
  • Found and fixed a PHP error when uninstalling Jetpack.
  • Infinite Scroll is no longer buggy when displaying the last page, and is more compatible with certain themes that were returning posts when there were none left to show.
  • We're now skipping Photon for .ashx files.
  • The Twitter character counter in Publicize got a fix to display info correctly.
  • Related Posts are now displaying correctly for everyone, and we brought back the jetpack_sharing_headline_html filter.
  • We've improved Sharing to render custom sharing services correctly, include Open Graph Meta Tags, and avoid JavaScript errors when jQuery is enqueued in the footer.
  • Synchronization scheduling issues have been resolved.
  • We're now trimming spaces in URLs for Image and Display Posts Widgets.
  • Widget Visibility wasn't playing nice on taxonomy pages, this is no longer the case.
  • The WordPress.com REST API received a couple of fixes to remove PHP errors when editing via the WordPress.com interface, authentication errors when using third-party apps, and permission errors when trying to preview edited posts in the WordPress.com editor.
4.6 2017-02-07
  • Release date: February 7, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-40g

New Features and Improvements

  • Enable Google Analytics without touching a line of code with this new Jetpack feature.

Performance Improvements

  • We've updated all outbound links to use HTTPS to improve performance and security.
  • Photon now leverages a new WordPress core function to improve performance a bit.

Enhancements

  • Keep an eye out for a note from WooCommerce on how your e-commerce store may benefit from our new USPS and CanadaPost shipping functionality.
  • We've added an error message if Publicize isn't functioning as it should be.
  • The Twitter Widget timeline now displays the tweet limit count as 20, prior to this it appeared to have no limit.

Slightly Less Exciting Enhancements:

  • In an effort to help us better understand features that are being used, Twitter's timeline widget and Twitter's shortcodes now pass Jetpack's partner ID.
  • We've added new API endpoints allowing us to enable translation auto-updates and pull post rows and metadata for backups.
  • We're now retrieving all feature settings in the readable /settings endpoint.

Improved Compatibility

  • We've eliminated some notices and warnings when using Jetpack on a server running PHP 7.1 or on servers where print_r() is disabled.
  • Photon now avoids PHP notices when your site is using plugins that do srcset CDN replacement.
  • When the sharing options appear to be incorrect due to site configuration issues we force it to retrieve the right options avoiding potential fatal errors.
  • We've added some shortcode CSS and widget class names prefixes to avoid conflicts with other plugins.

Bug Fixes

  • Some sites were using illegal multibyte characters and failing to sync posts, this has been fixed.
  • IE11 was giving our admin layout a bit of a problem but we rectified that.
  • There were some PHP notices popping up when a site has no posts so we got rid of them.
  • The new Jetpack Ads feature will auto disable itself if your Jetpack plan doesn't support the feature.
  • We fixed a few PHP notices and warnings related to the Custom CSS feature.
  • The connection banner's "dismiss" icon was giving us a little trouble, but we got it fixed right up.
  • The Likes feature was showing a PHP notice when there was no $post object, this has been fixed.
  • We've brought back the Twitter Widget "noscrollbar" option.
  • We're now forcing only Photon URLs to HTTPS as your custom CDN URLs may use a different protocol.
  • If a Publicize connection is not shared with all users on the site, do not trigger Publicize for the other users.
  • Publicize was having trouble working with scheduled posts, this should be fixed now.
  • SSO may not have been displaying the login form when using JSON API authorization. Sorry about that, we've fixed it.
  • We've eliminated some PHP notices that were showing with some Shortcodes.
  • There was a Top Posts Widget image size issue when using list layouts, but is no longer causing issues.
  • We fixed some notices and warnings when updating data from the WordPress.com central interface.
4.5 2017-01-17
  • Release date: January 17, 2017
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-3Kc

This release introduces a brand-new module, Jetpack Ads, a brand-new VideoPress feature, and a lot of new shortcodes and widgets.

Exciting New Features and Improvements:

  • Generate revenue from your site with an all-new WordAds feature, which when enabled displays high-quality ads for your visitors.
  • Today we are proud to release a fully redesigned VideoPress interface for easy uploading, management, and add-free playback of your fantastic videos now fully integrated with your Jetpack Premium or Professional plans.
  • Spice up your sidebar with new widgets that display blog stats, author info, "Follow my blog" buttons, and even an event countdown.
  • Embed your amazing 360 photos with the VR shortcode
  • Link your visitors to your Tumblr or Twitch pages using the new icons in the Social Media Icons Widget.

Enhancements

  • Use the beautiful Jetpack carousel feature to display single images.
  • Turn on and update Related Posts right from the Customizer.
  • Customize the output of the Related Posts headline using a new filter.

Performance and Security Improvements:

  • Your Custom CSS will now be served in a separate stylesheet when it is more than 2,000 characters.
  • Your Stats queries are now always being made over HTTPS.
  • Holiday Snow files now load in the footer, but rest assured the snow still falls from above.
  • We have improved Jetpack's synchronization process to support more plugins and use less resources.
  • The jQuery Cycle script used by slideshow galleries is now minified, resulting in faster loading times.

Slightly Less Exciting Enhancements:

  • The JSON API now allows updating translations and alternative theme installation methods.
  • Public Custom Post Types are now automatically available via the WordPress.com REST API.
  • We've added a token-based authentication mechanism to the REST API in order for the site to be able to receive authenticated requests from WordPress.com.
  • Use sync commands in Jetpack's WP CLI.
  • You can now set the value for options directly in the Contact Form shortcode.
  • Updated some verbiage around IP Whitelisting on the Protect settings screen.
  • Custom sharing buttons got some new variables.
  • RIP blip.tv we've removed your shortcode.
  • Improved Image and Display Posts Widget settings to provide more explanation and better error messages.
  • We've added a few new Content Options to the Customizer for supported themes.
  • Improved the Facebook Widget to avoid confusion when editing width and height settings.
  • Added and improved a few shortcodes.

Improved Compatibility:

  • If your server is misconfigured and we can't get an IP address we're going to deactivate Protect and send you a notice so you're in the loop.
  • The WPML compatibility file wasn't loading at the right time, but we've fixed that.
  • We've improved compatibility with tools like Cavalcade to avoid stuck Cron jobs.
  • Some selected WooCommerce data (order items and order item meta) are now syncing to WordPress.com.

Bug Fixes

  • You'll notice numerous design improvements to the Jetpack UI.
  • Accessibility is important to us so we've made some improvements there.
  • Missing attachments in the Carousel were causing an infinite loop, but we've corrected that.
  • Eliminated a PHP Notice when running the CLI wp jetpack command.
  • PHP warnings in the Restaurant Menu Post type have seen their last day with us.
  • Fixed a bug that displayed the wrong connected user for up to 24 hours after they disconnected.
  • Removed a deprecated function to prevent notices when using Infinite Scroll in the Customizer.
  • Long titles in Jetpack widgets weren't looking so great, so we cleaned them up.
  • Before now you weren't able to create a child category from WordPress.com. Now you can!
  • Rogue colons were showing up in the related posts area on sites with the Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Sixteen themes.
  • Fixed a ReCaptcha error on the Email sharing button.
  • Confirmed Instagram embeds actually load when using Infinite Scroll.
  • Site Icons now display on the WordPress.com site management interface.
  • Set a default time limit of 30 seconds when sending sync requests via Cron.
  • Synchronized supported shortcodes on a site.
  • Fixed an issue where empty categories weren't showing with the Widget Visibility feature dropdown.
  • Fixed various little bugs when working with multiple widgets in the Customizer and in the Widgets admin screen.
  • Added a Translate Widget default title in case you haven't defined one.
  • The Top Posts Widget now avoids layout issues when using the Grid layout while displaying a post without an image.
4.4.2 2016-12-06
  • Release date: December 6, 2016

This release improves Jetpack compatibility with WordPress 4.7.

Compatibility changes

  • Custom CSS: Made the Custom CSS feature of Jetpack compatible with the CSS Customizer editor in WordPress 4.7.
  • Sync: improved compatibility with the wp-missed-schedule plugin.

Bug fixes

  • Featured Content: made sure there is no infinite loop when removing the featured tag from the tag list.
  • Admin: made sure help tabs are not being hidden.
  • Admin: made At a Glance page work nicely when there is no backup data yet.
  • Sync: now making sure that needed classes are loaded, preventing errors.
  • Sync: cleared out unneeded scheduled jobs.
4.4.1 2016-11-22
  • Release date: November 22, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some users with slower servers would get an error on the Jetpack dashboard when WP_DEBUG was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where users on a Jetpack Professional plan who were paying monthly (as opposed to annually) wouldnt be able to enable SEO Tools.
4.4 2016-11-21
  • Release date: November 21, 2016
  • Release post: http://wp.me/p5U9nj-2Ow

Enhancements

  • Additional unit tests have been added to improve Jetpack's development process and stability.
  • Custom post types have been added to the WP REST API output.
  • Many of the screenshots throughout the plugin have been replaced by SVGs in order to make Jetpack smaller.
  • New endpoints have been added to allow the installation of plugin and theme zip files via the API.
  • Twelve new filters to make Jetpack more extensible! See: http://wp.me/p5U9nj-2Ow.
  • New widget: "Google Translate" to allow users to translate your site into their own language.
  • New widget: "My Community" where you can see who recently interacted with your site.
  • One of the biggest issues facing Jetpack users for years now has been difficulties in moving sites from one domain name to another. This update makes strides towards improving that process.
  • Photon now uses HTTPS by default. Secure all the things!
  • There are now helpful hints throughout the admin interface to make Jetpack easier to use.
  • We now allow you to embed pins, boards and profiles from Pinterest.
  • We've added a new feature: SEO Tools, available to Jetpack Professional subscribers. You can read more about our plans here: https://jetpack.com/features/
  • We've made numerous improvements to the data sync process.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed link to Akismet settings.
  • Improved compatibility between Infinite Scroll and WPML.
  • Move email notification settings back with the other email settings in the Discussion Settings.
  • Various minor performance/compatibility fixes.
4.3.2 2016-10-13
  • Release date: October 13, 2016

Enhancements

  • Unsaved changes were getting lost when users were navigating away from settings so we put in a confirmation message to prevent this from happening.
  • We've stopped counting carousel views in stats by default, you can use the jetpack_enable_carousel_stats filter to enable counting them again.
  • Stats are now responding faster.
  • There were several improvements and repairs made to sync including additional endpoints, performance enhancements, whitelisted data, better decision making around when to sync information, and more.
  • Markdown now has a CSS class on footnotes.
  • Site stats have been restored to the Jetpack submenu.

Improved Compatibility:

  • We've improved compatibility with Kinsta by automatically turning on Staging Mode for Jetpack when in a staging environment.

Bug Fixes:

  • Several fixes have been made to sync to repair issues with Publicize, Notifications, and Subscriptions.
  • We removed PHP warnings by checking to make sure json language files like jetpack-en_US.json are readable before we load them.
  • We found an unused option in Gravatar Hovercard settings and removed it.
  • The correct support link is now being used to make it easier for you to connect with the Jetpack team if you need us.
  • The permissions check for plugin information retrieval was fixed as well.
  • Some plugins were adding content on outbound http requests causing an infinite loop we fixed this right up.
  • We removed some warnings that were occurring when translations didn't exist by adding a fallback.
  • We've added Moroccan Arabic translations, and switched to language packs for Croatian, Spanish (Chile) and Greek.
  • Sync was running into issues so we've limited dequeue time to 1/3 of PHP's max execution time, which has unclogged the problem.
  • We're now sending full and incremental queues separately so that a failure in one doesn't block the other.
  • There was a JavaScript enqueuing error with our Sharing feature that has been repaired.
  • The Top Posts widget now includes the ability to list attachment (media) pages.
  • We weren't building CPT links correctly resulting in bad navigation, which is now fixed.
  • We removed the form legend for default Tiled Gallery settings as it doesn't relate.
  • With shortcodes we now return early from processing them if no string is passed, as they are required.
4.3.1 2016-09-08
  • Release date: September 7, 2016

Support Enhancements

  • We're now syncing data about hosts so that we can provide better support when needed.
  • Minor update to inline docs to match version numbers.

Bug Fixes:

  • Admin Page: fix error when Admin Page resources could not be fetched with wp_remote_get due to unique host configurations.
  • Admin Page: fix error when Post By Email could not be enabled when the browser's dev console was enabled.
  • Admin Page: make sure all translated strings are encoded properly.
  • Admin Page: only use POST requests for updating the state of Jetpack, to avoid issues on servers not allowing PUT requests.
  • Admin Page: search icon no longer overlaps the global notices.
  • Admin Page: make sure that non-admins can also modify Spellchecking settings.
  • General: Improve random number generation for compatibility with more hosts.
  • General: Add deprecated PHP file (class.jetpack-landing-page.php) back as an empty file, to avoid generating fatal errors on sites with aggressive caching.
  • General: Ensure concatenated CSS is generated for RTL languages.
  • Security: Ensure that all options are included on the security tab.
  • Stats: fix display for sites with pretty permalinks disabled.
  • Subscriptions: ensure that no email is sent when updating a published post.
  • Sync: To improve performance, add snapTW to the list of post meta data that won't be synchronized for each post.
  • Sync: do not schedule a full sync after each import.
  • Verification Tools: in the Settings card, use appropriate link for each service.
4.3 2016-09-06
  • Release date: September 6th, 2016

Exciting Performance and UI Improvements:

  • We have launched the all new React powered interface, a year in the making, designed to give you better control of your favorite Jetpack features.
4.2.2 2016-08-19
  • Release date: August 19th, 2016

Bug Fixes:

  • We fixed the code which displays the Facebook share count to accomodate Facebook's new data structure.
  • We fixed an issue which caused PHP notices to get logged for users of the Twenty Fourteen theme.
  • We fixed an issue with the Minileven mobile theme which was preventing it from loading.
  • Improved Sync performance.
  • Increase security by sanitizing a URL used in the SSO process.
4.2.1 2016-08-17
  • Release date: August 17th, 2016

Bug Fixes:

  • We fixed a conflict between Jetpack and W3 Total Cache.
  • We fixed some issues with Publicize and Custom Post Types.
  • Very large Multisite networks with lots of users can now be synchronized with WordPress.com.
  • We improved the synchronization process between your site and WordPress.com.
4.2 2016-08-10
  • Release date: August 10th, 2016

Performance Enhancements:

  • Weve improved Jetpacks performance by making calls to the database more efficient; essentially, Jetpack is doing less on each page load, making things faster. #4281, #4316
  • Weve ensured that every feature uses information that is up to date by completely refactoring the way information was synchronized between your site and WordPress.com.
  • We've improved the way Jetpack queries for information about features, which results in less overall queries.

Exciting Feature and UI Improvements:

  • We now track your visitor views of Carousel images in stats.
  • You can now customize advanced typographic settings like ligatures in the Custom CSS editor with new support for the font-feature-settings property.
  • Weve improved the experience when you dont actually have enough posts to Infinitely Scroll.
  • Our Contact Info Widget allows you to enter a Google Maps API Key which is now required by Google if you want to display a map.

Security:

  • Were continuing our efforts to harden Jetpack security, by implementing the hash_equals() function to avoid timing attacks when comparing strings. We also improved security on CSVs exported from your contact form.

Slightly Less Exciting Feature Improvements:

  • The Cartodb shortcode has been changed to match the new product name, Carto.
  • The YouTube shortcode now uses the content width defined by the theme when available, even if an embed size was defined in an old version of WordPress.
  • Breadcrumbs now support hierarchical post types and taxonomies.
  • Weve added the Portfolio Post Type to the WordPress.com REST API whitelist.
  • There are a few new parameters for the Dailymotion shortcode.

Improved Compatibility:

  • We now work well with WP Stagecoach staging sites, so you should not see any future impact on production sites.
  • We had some PHP notices popping up in the WooCommerce plugin wizard screen, these are gone.

Bug Fixes:

  • We stopped loading compatibility stylesheets on the default theme's singular views for Infinite Scroll.
  • Debug tests forwarded through the contact form in the Jetpack Debug menu are now successfully sent to the support team.
  • Weve removed the PHP notices you might have seen when moderating comments.
  • There are no longer PHP notices cropping up when publishing via Cron.
  • Weve fixed the official Sharing buttons so they now line up just right.
  • The PHP warnings of Sitemaps stylesheets have been eliminated.
  • Weve done away with the warnings that appeared when Tonesque processes a file which claims to be one filetype, but is actually another.
  • Weve exterminated PHP notices that appeared when using Random Redirect, as well as when the author wasn't set.
4.1.1 2016-07-07
  • Release date: July 7th, 2016

Bug Fixes:

  • SSO: Use high-resolution Gravatar images on the log-in form on Retina devices.
  • Publicize: improve reliability of Publicize when publishing new posts.
4.0.4 2016-06-20

Release date: June 20th, 2016 Release Post: http://wp.me/p1moTy-3eT

Security:

  • Post By Email: Added an additional layer of security to prevent unauthorized changes to Post By Email settings.
  • Likes: Fixed an XSS vulnerability in the Likes module.
  • REST API/Contact Form: We've eliminated unauthenticated access to Feedback posts.

Feature Improvements:

  • Customizing Protect: We've increased Protects response time and added a new filter, jetpack_protect_connect_timeout, reducing the likelihood of seeing the fall back form.
  • Connection Process: Your site url and icon are displayed on the Jetpack connection screens to help improve communication.
  • Jetpack for Multisite: Its now easier to manage your Jetpack connections on the network admin screen.
  • Photon Responsive Image Improvements: Were now auto-generating new scrset options, improving how images served from Photon are handled.
  • Developing on Kinsta: A new constant has been added to improve developing with Jetpack on a staging environment hosted with Kinsta.

Jetpack UI Improvements:

  • Better Access to Our Support Team: We wanted to make it easier for you to get help so we added a contact form in the admin that links directly to our Jetpack Support Team.

Improved Compatibility:

  • Weve stopped adding Open Graph Meta tags if youre using the SEO Framework plugin.
  • Having both GlotPress and Jetpack active at the same time was causing errors, weve eliminated them.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the handling of special characters like ampersands in Carousel Titles and Descriptions.
  • When visitors tried to view a Carousel image with a hash in the URL, a JavaScript error would occur; weve fixed that.
  • Jetpack Comment form fields now use the default language youve set for WordPress, previously the verbiage was always in English.
  • Custom CSS wasnt handling slashes and quotes properly; weve squashed that bug.
  • There were some rare cases where PHP notices were popping up when a Contact Form was submitted. These instances have been identified and eliminated.
  • Weve replaced a bit of code with a Jetpack native function to fix a bug that was breaking things during an API request for available updates.
  • We accidentally removed the ability for Open Graph to select images from slideshows, its up and running again.
  • There was an issue where Open Graph meta tags werent being set when your homepage is a Static Front Page, its working again.
  • In rare cases when developers were customizing Photon they were seeing a PHP notice when arguments were passed as a string rather than an array. This has been fixed.
  • Weve fixed an issue where Protects backup math form wasnt showing on custom frontend login forms.
  • When setting up WooCommerce you might have seen a Related Posts notice which didnt belong. Weve eliminated them.
  • If youve been using our sharing tool with unofficial sharing buttons you might have noticed your sharing numbers were missing. Theyre now back.
  • In unique situations where special characters were used in sitemap stylesheets an error would occur; that has been remedied.
  • Weve fixed a problem with mismatching HTML tags in our Spelling and Grammar feature.
  • Weve ensured that the jetpack_disable_twitter_cards filter actually removes Twitter cards.
  • Weve fixed some JavaScript errors that would crop up if you were editing a custom-post-type post that didnt support the core media editor say that 10 times fast.
  • We had some JavaScript errors when you were using the customizer to modify widgets. They are no longer with us.
2.1.5 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

  • Important security update. Please upgrade immediately.
3.9.7 2016-05-26

Release date: May 26th, 2016

  • Important security update. Please upgrade immediately.
3.8.3 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

  • Important security update. Please upgrade immediately.
3.7.3 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.6.2 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.5.4 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.4.4 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.3.4 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.2.3 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.1.3 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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3.0.4 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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2.9.4 2016-05-26

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2.8.3 2016-05-26

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2.7.3 2016-05-26

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2.6.4 2016-05-26

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2.5.3 2016-05-26

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2.4.5 2016-05-26

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2.3.8 2016-05-26

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2.2.8 2016-05-26

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2.0.7 2016-05-26

Release Date: May 26, 2016

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