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  • yes, same here… that looks very odd to me

    well they cant mess with things, but still it looks like a bug to me

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    Logged in subscribers do indeed have access to the Jetpack menu. That will allow them to connect to their account and enable the Toolbar notifications.

    Rest assured, they won’t be able to change your Jetpack settings from there.

    I want to hide that too! It’s completely irrelevant and inappropriate for a particular site’s context.

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    If you want to hide the Jetpack menu from non-admins on your site, you can install this small plugin:

    Thanks! That’s a bit better than this:

    @jeremy Herve – why didn’t you upload this to plugin repository ? 🙂

    Anyway, for those who are interested, plugin is safe and it works.
    It hides JetPack from menu, but not the small icon in the admin bar.

    I will probably update your plugin and put it on repository..

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    @andrija I like the Toolbar Notifications too much to add that plugin to the repository! 🙂

    If your registered users cannot access the Jetpack menu, they can’t connect to their account from there, and enable Toolbar Notifications.
    Jetpack might also develop other modules in the future, offering other features to the registered users on your site.

    If you upload that plugin to the repository, you might want to add a warning, to make sure people understand that they lose Jetpack features by adding that plugin.

    @jeremy Herve thanks a lot, maybe you can put this discussion in the docs for the jetpack plugin.

    @jeremy Herve thanks, but I think you’re missing something important here about how wordpress is used. Less than 0.15% of my users community are remotely interested in wordpress, let alone have an account at They just want the site to work without anything confusing, confusing them. JetPack is confusing because it’s totally irrelevant to them. Users that come across it panic and either give up or email the admin.

    I’ll be using the plugin to remove Jetpack from non admins to keep it as not confusing as I can for my poor confused users.

    And before you ask, all of my users have at least an honours degree in Physics.

    It would have been nice to have been able to opt in/out of the JetPack panel for non-admins.


    Nick Hood


    The plugin is now in the repository:

    Thank you Jeremy .)
    I have put a Notice in the description and an explanation how to keep the icon.

    Also, please notice, this was my first plugin upload, wasn’t 100% satisfied with it (although I am with the plugin itself).

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    🙂 Well thanks for the mention.

    I noticed that you misspelled my username, but that’s no big deal 🙂

    Aaa, sorry about that, now I see it.
    And I was wondering why it isn’t blue and hyperlinked 🙂

    Now it’s time I learn how to update plugin .)

    I guess this topic is about to be closed now…

    I’m also a bit concerned with the menu item being shown to non-admins. Mainly, that it appears to show which add-ons are activated on the site, when I’d prefer that information private.

    Can’t there be the best of both worlds? Show the menu, let users connect their account, don’t show them all of the components enabled/disabled.

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    Can’t there be the best of both worlds? Show the menu, let users connect their account, don’t show them all of the components enabled/disabled.

    That would be better, indeed. We plan on making some improvements to the UI of the Jetpack menu, and we will definitely address this issue.

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