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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Your WordPress, Streamlined.

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They gutted open source software
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This is bloat ware, WordPress is meant to be open source but they gutted core functionality for their own benefit.

from wordpress.org: "Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it."

More like they used the hard work of others to profit and then forced them to tie it in to there service which kills your site.

Bloatware. Slows the site down.
By , for WP 4.1.1

I don't like it. It slows the site down considerably. Updates take forever, sometimes even stalling completely, leaving you with a blank page and nowhere to go. It's bloatware.

very large - who need this?
By , for WP 4.1.1

Who needs every possible functions in one singe plugin?

Breaks my site
By , for WP 4.1.1

any time I try and activate this it takes my whole site down. I have to go into my FTP and manually delete the plug in just to get my site back up. I was really hoping that this latest update would have solved the issue.

Site was not visable anymore after update
By , for WP 4.1

After the last update my whole site was not visable anymore in Windows. Apple and Android didn't give any problem but in Windows nothing was visable: complete white site. I reinstalled the backup of my site and the problem was solved. My advise: do not update this plugin before you make a proper backup. In fact: I wouldn't update at all.

Not helpful
By , for WP 4.1

Contact form does not forward contact information when new clients use our form from Jetpack. Support did not provide a solution.

Alas, took the site down
By , for WP 4.1

Activating it took the site down with a series of fatal errors and had to delete it to restore sanity.

Installation error - privacy violation
By , for WP 4.1

Said the plugin had an invalid header and refused to install. That's enough for me - not ready for prime time. Also - Automatic needs to have a look at the practice of harvesting email addresses. I won't subject my visitors to that sort of intrusion and abuse. No Jetpack for me!

Beware!
By , for WP 4.1

I was using only custom CSS and thinking of using the Stats until I realized that it was substantially slowing down my blog.
(Then I found out that I was not the only one: just search the web for WordPress Custom CSS slow. The only solution I found (from Jetpack authors) was to move the custom css into the theme which was no problem for me since I had already hacked my theme.)
Then I deactivated Jetpack and deleted it successfully - I checked, no files left.
Nevertheless, Jetpack's items were still referenced in the headers of my pages. (I first noticed this in the pingdom waterfall.) There were three items: custom css, jetpack css and an item at s0.wp.com. The custom CSS was a 404 while jetpack css was 0 bytes; these two took a lot of time for my server to deliver. (Yes, I saved this waterfall on my comp.)
After a few hours of searching the net for the reason, I suddenly found that these items disappeared from the headers and the waterfall.
I looked at the waterfall, refreshed pages, looked into the headers, tested the page with pingdom again - and suddenly the three jetpack's items were gone!
I want to understand what is going on on my site and really do not like this kind of behavior behind my back!
While searching for reasons of my trouble, I have found that many people had many troubles with Jetpack [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]
Enough for me to never use any of its wonderful features!

Downloaded now can't log into my wordpress site
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Just finishd downloading and activating but now I can access my wordpress site to work on my website.

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