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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Your WordPress, Simplified.


34 reviews
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Comments are not good
By , for WP 4.0

My users can not comment from their account (blog account), the wordpress.com account should be optional.

Nice features but a resource hog
By , for WP 4.0

I ran this on my blog for a few months, and noticed things getting slower. I installed a plugin analyzer and it showed that Jetpack consumed 60% of my resources and the other 16 plugins I'm using the remaining 40%. The features added are just not worth the performance penalty. As soon as I disabled the plugin, things improved dramatically.

I'm on a shared (multi-tenant) hosting environment and run a small blog. Jetpack impacted my load times dramatically. Sorry guys, but until you work out the performance problems I can't install this again.

Had to uninstall
By , for WP 3.9.2

I've had to uninstall from 7 websites today. Jetpack slows everything down to a crawl and since uninstalling ALL my sites are now running quickly and with no issues.

I like the idea but why on earth do you automatically activate all modules? Nobody needs them all, why can't we choose?

I was using comments and sharing, i've replaced those with WordPress native comments and a plugin which probably took as long to do as it would to deactivate all the modules but I just don't trust this plugin for future updates, sorry.

Pretty sure it slows my site down
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I really want to keep this plugin active because I have got used to using the brilliant wordpress.com stats before I started self hosting. They are so easy to read and great to find people linking to you. But, the plugin made my site was too slow. I disabled the plug in and it sped up again. Will give it another go in the future, I really want to keep it!

V3.0 interface is awful
By , for WP 3.9.1

Looks like a giant ad when you load the page...I just need to get to settings and can't find easily. The old system showed grid with name of app, description and tools to activate and configure. Now you have a list and unless you can remember what the name of the app is, you have to go back and forth to find the name of the app and what it does. BAD UI/design.

Post by Mail - one serious problem with formatting
By , for WP 3.8.1

It was a fairly lengthy setup and debug process...

What's lacking in the Post by Mail is to NOT CHANGE the formatting of the email. or, alternatively provide an option to transfer as plain text.

In our situation case, we need to automate posting of videos via youtube. The Youtube plugin requires plain text (not hyperlink). So, we send plain text to the generated email address - but, the Jetpack system (maybe underlying wordpress email system) is adding hyperlinks.

The post by mail feature works pretty well in many respects, but is missing most of the features provided by other tools (though the others require email fetching).

Maybe they'll fix this and we'll come back.

Keeps crashing my site on mobile devices
By , for WP 3.8

When I enable JetPack, users on their mobile devices only get a smiley face instead of my home page. When I disable Jetpack, then get the full site. Consistently. Every time. This is a repeatable process. I can't figure out what is causing it.

Not working for me
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin has got some good reviews but it's not working for me.
After installing the jetpack 2.5 and then the jetpack 1.5, all I get to see is the jetpack dashboard which I cant see the option for activating the jetpack mobile theme.

slow the site
By , for WP 3.7.1

Delete this plugin, my website goes more faster!

Hopeless—does not work as one intends
By , for WP 3.6

So unreliable. For most of this year (2013), Jetpack has not updated properly, leaving me to have to upload files manually. It also deactivates itself upon updating, which meant on one blog which I don’t update as often, I’m now missing two months’ worth of stats (which was the only reason I got Jetpack). I find Jetpack deeply frustrating and buggy, and really cannot see the point of it. WordPress would have done better to have left well enough alone with the previous statistics set-up. In fact, Jetpack has been the one plug-in that has made me consider other blogging platforms.

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