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Jetpack Launches New Developer Code Reference

The Jetpack team launched developer.jetpack.com this week, a searchable code reference for actions, filters, and features found in the plugin. Although Jetpack is developed to be highly extensible, up until now there was no centralized place for developers to find documentation. The reference features new hooks added in the most (more…)

Jetpack 4.0.3 Patches a Critical XSS Vulnerability

Jetpack 4.0.3 is a security release that contains an important fix for a critical vulnerability that has been present in the plugin since version 2.0, released in 2012. According to Jetpack team member Sam Hotchkiss, a stored XSS vulnerability was found in the way that some Jetpack shortcodes are processed, (more…)

Jetpack Turns 5 and Celebrates With a New Domain

On this day in 2011, Jetpack, the project formerly known as “.org connect” inside Automattic, was released to the public. At the time, the team consisted of five people. Today, there are more than 50 people on various teams within the project, including, support, user experience, growth, and development. It’s (more…)

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…)

Jetpack Featured Image

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…)