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Jetpack 3.9 Introduces New Sitemaps Module

Jetpack 3.9 has just been released with a new module that makes it easy for users to add sitemaps to their websites. Since sitemaps are important for SEO, many WordPress sites already have a plugin installed to create them. The new module in Jetpack will detect if you’re already using (more…)

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Late in 2015, Arūnas Liuiza, a WordPress plugin developer, announced a new project called Measure Jetpack. Measure Jetpack is an independent, comprehensive series of benchmarks that will show how much impact Jetpack has on a site’s performance. Over the last few months, little information has been shared on the project’s status. (more…)

Add Telegram to Jetpack Sharing Buttons

On December 17, telecommunications companies cut off access to WhatsApp in Brazil after the company did not comply with police wiretapping requests. Many of the app’s estimated 100 million users went in search of an alternative, landing on Telegram, WhatsApp’s rival messaging app. Telegram gained 5.7 million new users in (more…)

Photon Adds WebP Support for Faster Loading Images

Last week Jetpack announced that its Photon image service added support for the WebP image format, which provides up to 34% size reduction for served images when compared JPEG images of the same visual quality. For Photon users this translates into faster-loading pages. WebP is not yet natively supported by (more…)

iThemes Security Brute Force Login Protection Featured Image

If you’ve noticed an influx of brute force attacks on your site, you’re not the only one. Sucuri is reporting that brute force amplification attacks are targeting WordPress sites with XML-RPC enabled. In a nutshell, XML-RPC contains a system.multicall method which allows developers to execute multiple methods and commands inside (more…)

Jetpack 3.7.2 Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

Jetpack 3.7.2 is available for download and patches two security vulnerabilities. The first is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the contact form due to improper input sanitation that affects Jetpack 3.7.0 and below. Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri is credited with responsibly disclosing the vulnerability. The second is an information disclosure (more…)