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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users.


66 reviews
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3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Good if you want to be hacked
By , for WP 3.8.3

I don't think the makers of Jetpack realize that connecting to WP.com, etc. Opens self hosted WP sites to WP hackers. Since I've activated this thing,... I've had spam comments, admin account hack attempts... frankly it's not worth the headache. DELETED.

1 star
Plugin Error
By , for WP 3.8.2

When I try to download and activate again, it says that I cant' do that because the plugin already exists. What happen to it?
When i check my ftp folder, the files for jetpack is doesn't exist and gone.

1 star
I did love Jetpack, but now its broken with updated WP
By , for WP 3.8.2

I love Jetpack and use it for daily stats. I worked beautifully until wordpress updated to 3.8.2. Now my Jetpack lite won't work saying that it needs Jetpack. I had Jetpack, but it's not showing up in my plugin list anymore. When I try to download and activate again, it says that I cant' do that because the plugin already exists. So why did it disappear?

1 star
Sorry it doesn't work
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've tried everything , deactivate all my plugins, nothing work I still have this error: The Jetpack server could not communicate with your site's XML-RPC URL. Please check to make sure http://www.the-nappyberry.fr/xmlrpc.php is working properly. It should show 'XML‑RPC server accepts POST requests only.' on a line by itself when viewed in a browser and should not have any blank links or extra output anywhere.

1 star
Bloated plugin
By ,

Forces connection to wordpress.com which is a commercial company,register_http_request_failed for hosts that have tighter security, Double standards, etc

1 star
awasome plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Any WordPress website is incomplete without Jetpack.

1 star
I echo Websta
By , for WP 3.8.1

Too bad one has to connect with WordPress.org to enable any and all functionality.

1 star
Cannot be used on multisite, due to criminal nagging. Here's why.
By , for WP 3.8.1

The plugin works, hence the one star. WordPress is open source, so improvements have to be shared, and however reluctantly, WordPress.com decided to eventually share. One shiny star for you!

However the connections to WordPress.com for modules that don't need WordPress.com are unacceptable -- requiring all your non-Wordpress.com multisite users to register first at WordPress.com.

See what I did there? I'm copying their WordPress.com writing style at WordPress.com from WordPress.com sponsored by WordPress.com which appears in headers, overlays, plugin descriptions, and elsewhere, bragging about WordPress.com on your non-Wordpress.com site while saying you are getting WordPress.com functionality without using WordPress.com.

WordPress.com! Wee. Fun.

It's even called "Jetpack by WordPress.com." Thanks, guys, I nearly missed that connection.

So, if you have your own multisite, in many situations, you are going to be offering your time/services which may be in competition with -- you guessed it -- WordPress.com.

Typically, they wouldn't be in direct competition, and your multisite is a niche thing with specific benefits that ugh WordPress.com cannot, will not, and does not offer. However, do you think your less-web-savvy users will understand that? Maybe not.

And, yet, your users have to go sign up on... that other site... in order to use your multisite.

This is all so completely, totally, and utterly obvious that clearly someone in the WordPress corporate offices decided, "Screw 'em. Because money." So: One star! Enjoy it!

And shame on the dot org folks for letting this slide. No stars for you.

1 star
Many things, many issues
By , for WP 3.8.1

Many issues because of, I think, too many things together...

1 star
Doesn't Seem to Play Well with SSL
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin does not seem to work with SSL. I have WordPress HTTPS Version 3.3.6 installed and as near as I can tell, whenever the part of this plugin controlling comments tries to connect to WordPress.com, it does so insecurely. The return from this then fails (I would guess the HTTPS code views it as an injection from a non-secure location) which causes the comment to not submit.

I also have a problem with the Plugin showing up on a generic site users Dashboard. All of those different things to click on plus a WordPress.com login bar. I have to believe that would be extremely confusing to a generic user.

I've had to deactivate this plugin in order to keep my site working under SSL.

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