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?

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