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I've used Jetpack for many years now, I use it on all of our sites. It's a great plugin, and it has improved greatly over the years, especially the gallery and photon features are great. There are still some issues that need to be fixed:
- Pet peeve: It automatically adds @jetpack as the default twitter:site, a real pain in the ass and on the narrow edge of content theft, as links shared on twitter is labeled as coming from jetpack, not your site. It can be fixed by editing functions.php, or by adding a plugin to remove it, both a big NO.
- It's is bloaty, as most functions you activate also adds it's own js og css, some of them more than one. So be careful only to activate exactly what you need, and keep an eye on the number of resources a user has to load. W3total-cache is not able to automatically add and combine them all, making it a pain to work with.
- Poor documentation. Jetpack changes often, and seldom breaks, which is good, but it is pretty hard to find out exactly what is possible, or how to figure out a bug. Useful forum topics get closed before the issue is resolved, making it a timeconsuming prosess to wade though many different threads to try to find the answer you need, or adding your own duplicate topic just to say "this is still an issue".
Jetpack is fantastic, but it is quite bloated. A lot of the plugins are enabled by default, and they shouldn't be.
The TTL of Photon is a problem. Chaching indefinitely is not a good solution for many setups. In my specific situation I had to disable Photon on many sites due to watermarks being added by plugins after upload (making it easier for clients).
We use and rely on a lot of the features Jetpack has such as Photon, Carousels, Contact forms, Comments, etc. While not the best thing to use if you only need a few modules, it's pretty good when you use most of the modules available.
I'm using an RTL design, so some of the options work well and some, simply put, don't. But the plugin is well worth the time, some of the options are amazing!
Very easy to learned, install and set up at my site
four thumbs and four stars
its great plugin for my website self hosting.
One of the best plugin I've came across. It has multiple features and group of other plugins which are mandatory for any blog/website, you just need to configure it and that's it.
Using this since long, works good..
I think there may be better plugins for control over every feature aspect contained within jetpack, but I just love that's so plug and play. Truth is I find it hard to evaluate performance because some of the outcomes are relatively challenging to track. If it's doing what it says though it's solid.
First of all, thank you for the plugin.
I have some ideas/requirements that would like to talk about.
1 - The comments module is great, but has an important limitation: it is not possible to post comments to social networks. for instance, if a user is logged in wiht facebook, I would expect the user to be able to check an option near the post button to post to facebook. the same for tweeter... etc.
2 - Also, the sharing buttons has a facebook button, but this button seems to be only a like button. Shouldnt we have also a button to post to facebook?
3 - The post made by the comments button should be ajax in order to avoid a page load in each comment.
4 - It would be nice to have widgets to put tweet and facebook feeds in the site (and set the pages where they should appear). I think the package doesnt have this.
Are any of these in your queue?
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