Quick Tip: How to Access Jetpack’s Alternative Module Interface

Late last year, Jetpack 4.3 unveiled a new admin interface written in React.js. The Jetpack team received feedback from more than 8K users before it was publicly released.

While the old interface displayed all modules on one page, the new interface breaks up module management into sections. You can also access some modules by typing its name into the search bar.

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Modules are Displayed in Sections

A few days ago, I ran into a situation where I needed to find out if the Tiled and Carousel modules were enabled. I tried to locate the modules on the settings page but experienced difficulty as it’s filled with toggles and sub-menus. It’s not clear which module or modules are activated when a menu item is turned on.

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Jetpack Module Search Results

If you prefer to use the old interface for managing modules, add wp-admin/admin.php?page=jetpack_modules to the URL. You can also access the old interface through Jetpack’s Debug page.

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Jetpack’s Alternative Module Interface

I prefer this interface over the new one as I know which modules are on or off. Modules are also easier to find as they’re listed in alphabetical order. Ben Gillbanks originally shared the tip after discovering it solved his issues with changing Jetpack’s settings.

Which interface do you prefer?

8 Comments


  1. I prefer the old one. A simple list was more convenient and organized. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I prefer the jetpack_modules interface, but I’m a developer already familiar with Jetpack. I assume the new interface is not aimed at developers.

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  3. I ran into a similar issue recently where I wanted to disable the shortcodes module. I ended up using the cli to do so as the new UI does not show all of the modules.

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  4. By categorizing the modules the new interface makes it harder to quickly locate and view the status of modules.

    Bring back the old interface or allow an option for users to choose which one they want to use.

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  5. The new UI looks more informative but I would still prefer the old look.

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  6. Thank you! I couldn’t agree more that the new interface is awful. I’m bookmarking the wp-admin/admin.php?page=jetpack_modules trick. I can understand the Jetpack people are trying to spur people to pay for the premium functions but that was a bad move.

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  7. The old one is better by miles. With the new one, I couldn’t even find the ‘Extra Sidebar Widget’ at all, even after googling for it and checking the JetPack support page.

    Thanks for the url to use the old one. That solved it for me, thanks very much.

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