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Requirement to connect to WordPress.com (5 posts)

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  1. Robert Dall
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I trying to use JetPack on a new website I was working on and it said

    "Connect to WordPress.com to use JetPack fully etc… " I only wanted the sharing part of the plugin. So I didn't really need to connect to WordPress.com So I clicked the clear x to hide the message. The tooltip told me this would also deactivate the plugin.

    Screen Shot:
    http://cl.ly/image/0K103A242I0F

    1. Why would not wanting to connect to WordPress.com make me deactivate all the plugin features that didn't require WordPress.com account?

    2. The plugin didn't deactivate as the tool tip suggests it also doesn't hide the notice box.

    Every 6 months or so I install Jetpack just to see what has been happening with it's development and every six months. I end up saying.

    I wish I could love this plugin

    and then I delete the plugin from my server.

    ps. I did try this on two different servers run by two different server companies and the results were exactly the same…

  2. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    First of all, thanks for your feedback!

    1. Why would not wanting to connect to WordPress.com make me deactivate all the plugin features that didn't require WordPress.com account?

    Most of the Jetpack modules require a connection to WordPress.com. Some of them, like the Sharing module, do not. However, to avoid any confusion, we chose to require a connection to be made before to use any of the modules.
    In the past and when the connection notice was overly hidden or constrained to a specific page it was confusing for many people.

    However, if you'd prefer to use only the Sharing module, without having to connect to a WordPress.com account, you can do so by enabling Jetpack's development mode. Try adding the following constant to your site's wp-config.php file:

    define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true);

    You will then be able to activate modules that don't require a connection to WordPress.com.

    2. The plugin didn't deactivate as the tool tip suggests it also doesn't hide the notice box.

    You're right, nice catch! I opened a trac ticket about this problem, and we'll get it fixed in a future Jetpack release. Thanks for the report!

  3. Escape Creative
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Jeremy,

    Thanks for being so active & responsive on here about all things Jetpack.

    Is there a list of exactly which modules require (and don't require) a WordPress.com connection?

  4. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Is there a list of exactly which modules require (and don't require) a WordPress.com connection?

    Here is the current list:

    Modules requiring a WordPress.com connection

    • WordPress.com Stats
    • Publicize
    • Notifications
    • Jetpack Comments
    • Subscriptions
    • Post by Email
    • Likes
    • Spelling and Grammar
    • WP.me Shortlinks
    • Google+ Profile
    • Tiled Galleries
    • Photon
    • Jetpack Single Sign On
    • Monitor
    • Mobile Push Notifications
    • Enhanced Distribution
    • JSON API
    • VideoPress

    Modules that don't require a WordPress.com connection

    • Carousel
    • Sharing
    • Omnisearch
    • Gravatar Hovercards
    • Contact Form
    • Widget Visibility
    • Mobile Theme
    • Custom CSS
    • Shortcode Embeds
    • Beautiful Math
    • Extra Sidebar Widgets
    • Infinite Scroll
  5. Escape Creative
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Awesome. Thanks Jeremy.

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