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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Your WordPress, Streamlined.


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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!

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
By ,

Just finishd downloading and activating but now I can access my wordpress site to work on my website.

Not compatible with 4.1
By , for WP 4.1

I have had two sites lose everything because It had corrupted all the info, I have had to start over from scratch. its to bad too, Jetpack rocked but now its a waste of my time as long as it is not working.

Not work
By , for WP 4.1

Install plugin but plugin not work.
Not Compatible.

Not Compatible
By , for WP 4.0.1

I've lost all of my data and I'm getting 500 error only for the backend -_- and for several themes in several servers.

Jetpack used to be awesome no its SUCKS

Just updated and crashed site
By , for WP 4.1

Not acceptable.
Use Jetpack and lose everything.
Thanks developers.

May violate privacy laws in some countries
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When a user of your blog enters their e-mail address to make a comment, some features of this plugin share that e-mail address with wordpress.com which is owned by automattic.

That may be a violation of your privacy policy but even if it is not, it may violate privacy laws in some countries, the European Union for example.

See the 2014 Handbook on European data protection law.

An e-mail address is considered to be Personal Data by the definition there.
Automattic is considered to be a third party by the definition there.

Under EU law, you are required to get specific consent from a user before you may share personal data with a third party. The jetpack plugin however just shares it without seeking any kind of consent from the user.

Before using this plugin, I highly recommend that you consult with a lawyer in your country to see if this plugin violates data privacy laws that exist in your country, specifically laws regarding sharing an e-mail address with a third party without consent.

All subscribers got lost :-(
By , for WP 4.0.1

Up to recently I used jetpack for visitors of two sites to subscribe (to different lists). For one blog they still remain, the other blog suddenly had no subscribers at. BIG BUMMER!

Deleted it straight away. What's the use of a subscription tool if I can't trust it do keep the subscribers?

Broken Tiled Galleries
By , for WP 3.2.1

This update broke the vertical alignment of Tiled Galleries. They are now unusable.

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