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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Your WordPress, Streamlined.

28 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
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Nice Plugin but way too many features
By , for WP 4.2

There are so many options in the Jetpack plugin, if your using only one (the social media sharing for example) is a heavy plugin.

Bloat
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These should all be separate plugins without installing Jetpack. The only thing worth having is the simple contact form, and the mobile theme but you don't need the mobile theme if you have a responsive theme.

After removing all jetpack my site load speed went up x2!

The function for adding a custom logo does not seem to be removed from my wordpress. Makes me wonder what else has not been removed when I uninstalled this Jetpack :(

great idea, not so well created
By , for WP 4.0.1

I love the idea behind jetpack. But there are still some features integrated that are a bit weired or need customization. E.G. facebook Preview image and text does not work with pages. Also Photon adds strange image crop for no reason.

My Advice: Pick what you need and find a specific plugin...

Media Issues
By , for WP 4.0

I want to love the new media features brought into Jetpack, but I just can't. The carousel being my main beef. I got over the look, and don't mind it. But the functionality is dreadful. I can scroll down into nothing but a black screen while viewing an imagine in carousel. Makes no sense. It keeps trying to load commands in carousel as well, when comments are disabled everywhere on my WP website. I wish there was a way to sort the media too, like into sections, or albums. I feel like that would just make too much sense though.
Why it's not a 1 star review? The tile-layout actually looks nice. Well done.

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.

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