Support » Plugin: Jetpack by » Horrid, bloated plugin

  • When in Development Mode, you can’t enable any modules. When not in Development Mode, you can’t enable any modules if you haven’t connected to, even modules that don’t require connection.

    For client sites, it’s so annoying, expecting them to create a completely separate account just so that they can connect one plugin. It’s ridiculous! Not only that, it constantly disconnects itself, which is even more annoying.

    This is by far one of the worst plugins to come to the WordPress eco system, and at over 17Mb’s in size, it’s an absolute joke. It’s disappointing to see Automattic constantly pushing this bloated piece of crap.

    It should be split into two different versions. A lite version for all the modules that don’t require .com connection and a pro version for the rest. Not only would it reduce the size, it would give the majority of users most of the modules that they actually want, without being forced to connect your site to

    It’s just a pity that I can’t give this Zero stars instead of One star.

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  • Plugin Contributor lamday


    Hi @ahortin

    Sorry to hear about the experience you’ve had!

    Being in development should allow users to toggle modules that don’t require an active connection, any modules that do require a connection will be greyed out – If needed you can access a list of all Jetpack modules by going to Jetpack > Dashboard, scroll down to the bottom, and click the Debug link:

    Then click the link that says “Access the full list of Jetpack modules available on your site.”

    From there you can see a list of all modules available, you can also disable/enable them from there too.

    Our team would be more than happy to help get this working for you as the disconnecting and unavailable modules in development mode shouldn’t happen. I will pass on your feedback to our product team!

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