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Jetpack by WordPress.com

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


61 reviews
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1 star
SSL Nightmare!!!!
By , for WP 3.5.1

For those of you doing eCommerce on WordPress -- save yourself 8hours and DON'T use Jetpack if you want you SSL certificate to actually work!

I had a bunch of problems getting the padlock to display on the interior pages of my site in Firefox even though in Chrome the padlock was always displayed. Same issue in Internet Explorer where that annoying bar would pop up saying "only displaying secure content" and then when you'd tell it to show everything the page still looked the same! :eek: We also couldn't get a redirect from within cPanel to function because of some "mystery" interference from my site. After reading all over the net about people with similar problems I found what seemed to fix everything.

One of the problems is "mixed content" (links to unencrypted images/scripts being sent out, etc.) which Firefox really frowns upon. Your padlock gets yanked on any page displaying "mixed content." Two things had to be taken off my pages:

#1 -- AWeber mailing list plugin/widget that was sending a Javascript out to a non-https:// link

#2 -- This one was a bigger deal: Jetpack

Having the stats feature is NOT worth it. I hope this helps someone down the line!

1 star
Fallen from grace
By , for WP 3.5.1

I loved Jetpack. The convenience of having all those features in one plug-in was fantastic. I also loved checking the stats everyday. Unlike Google Analytics, it was so easy to tell who was linking to my site each new day.

But yesterday, even my tiny blog received too many visitors (probably ~20 at one time) and the server response time shot up. I had an average load time of about 35 seconds, if the page loaded at all. It was a disaster.

A quick analysis by W3 Total Cache pointed out the offending plug-in: Jetpack.


Now that I've uninstalled, I'll have to find other, more stable plug-ins for site stats, subscriptions, sharing, and who knows what else.

1 star
Breaks widgets
By , for WP 3.5.1

You won't be able to drag&drop widgets under the appearance menu while this is activated and connected to WordPress.com

1 star
does not work.
By , for WP 3.5.1

Error Details: The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site [IXR -32300: transport error: http_request_failed Couldn't resolve host

1 star
Need a WordPress.com account to use
By , for WP 3.5

Maybe I'm jaded and untrusting but the need to have a WordPress.com account to use the plugin tells me I'm going to get emails to enhance my account to a paid service.
Sorry WordPress, the plugin looks like I could use it, but not at what price I think it will cost me.

1 star
Can't use it for development ...
By , for WP 3.5

I love the suggested features, but (as many other I assume) I develop in a test environment, on a server not reachable from the outside. This right away makes JetPack unusable for me - I cannot even test the plugin with my theme that is in development.

I'm giving Slim JetPack a try instead.


1 star
By , for WP 3.5.1

Overbloat and lots of modules are auto activated. This is bad practice!

Also, privacy issues, i18n issues, WordPress.com connection makes no sense for most of its modules and brings in more issues.

Not a recommended plugin. Automattic should do better. Really better!

1 star
Jetpack doesn't work
By , for WP 3.5

Jetpack doesn't work, don't waste your time with it!

I, and many others, thread reference http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-jetpack-site_inaccessible-1?replies=20 that btw has been CLOSED now,

keep getting "site inaccessible" errors trying to use this, even on a brand NEW wordpress install with 0 other plugins installed. When you ask for help from wordpress.com help, their tech support won't give you a straight answer as to HOW to fix this problem! basically all they say is "your server configuration is broken, have your web service provider fix it" which how are they supposed to do that when my web host doesn't even understand what the problem is or how to fix it either!!

don't waste your time with this plugin, its broken, and tech support are jerks about it offering no solutions at all except to insult peoples chosen hosting providers.

1 star
Requires WordPress.com authentication, enables almost everything by default!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Would be much more useful and help me trust it more if it 1) had everything disabled by default and allowed me to only enable modules that I wanted to use. Make it as slim and light as possible, then install those add-ons when users want them. And 2) if it didn't require WordPress.com authentication. Many "modules" have no need of wp.com authentication. Why not let us use those without authentication?

I appreciate Automattic offering some WordPress.com features for free, but it seems like something of a data-grab combined with an attempt to bolster WordPress.com usership. Sorry, but I don't use my WordPress.com account for anything really.... Make it useful and easy to me first, then offer me incentives to use/integrate it in my sites. Don't try to force me to use it with incentives and enticements when there was no real previous reason.

1 star
By , for WP 3.5

Useless for those who need to import an existing mailing list. And for those who want to manage their mailing list.

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