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Jetpack Relaunches Beta Testing Program

Jetpack is active on more than a million websites and it’s a tough job making sure the potential number of sites that might break due to an update is minimal. You can now contribute to the cause by participating in the new Jetpack beta testing program. Beta testers who join (more…)

Argent: A Free Portfolio Theme for WordPress

Argent is a bold new portfolio theme that was launched on WordPress.com last week. The theme is centered around showcasing the work of visual artists such as designers, photographers, craft makers, painters, etc., with portfolio items featured prominently on the homepage template. Argent was designed by Mel Choyce, co-author of (more…)

Jetpack 3.5 Introduces Menu Management on WordPress.com

Jetpack 3.5 was released today, coinciding with WordPress 4.2. This release expands the capabilities of Jetpack’s centralized site management to include menus. If you have Jetpack Manage activated, you can now log into WordPress.com to manage menus for any of your sites that have opted in. The benefit of going (more…)

Going Behind the Scenes with the Jetpack Team

Have you ever wondered what it takes to support a WordPress plugin with a million active users? At the beginning of 2015, Matt Mullenweg highlighted Jetpack as one of the most important tools in helping WordPress remain competitive and preventing the decline of its market share. The team surrounding Jetpack (more…)

Jetpack 3.4 Adds Protection Against Brute Force Attacks

Last August, Automattic acquired Parka, LLC, the makers of the BruteProtect security tool for WordPress, with the goal of integrating its features into Jetpack. The services provided in BruteProtect Pro were subsequently offered for free. Jetpack 3.4 was released today with brute force protection available to users via a new (more…)

CartoDB FeaturedImage

WordPress.com now supports oEmbeds for CartoDB, a tool used to create and share interactive maps. Simply copy and paste a CartoDB map URL into the WordPress.com post editor and a live preview will display. Here’s an example of a map using the standard HTML embed code. According to an announcement (more…)