Jetpack 8.9 shipped on September 1 and it shows why the plugin continues to be the premier way to take a WordPress site from good to holy smokes! Several new features are packed into the release, but a few really stand out.… Read article “Jetpack 8.9: Take Donations, Capture Email Subscribers, AMP integration, and More”
One of the many (many) useful things that Jetpack does is give you extra-fancy custom blocks in the WordPress block (AKA Gutenberg) editor: a slideshow, business hours, contact info, GIF, Mailchimp, Map, Markdown, Pinterest, Star Rating, Recurring Payments Button, Repeat Visitor, Simple Payments Button, Tiled Gallery. All of those sound useful to me, especially to use within totally arbitrary content wherever I want them.… Read article “Jetpack Slideshow Block”
The WordPress ecosystem has a plentiful supply of plugins that offer everything from AMP to Zapier integration and so, so, so many other things in between. It’s a significant contributor to what makes WordPress great because plugins can account for the needs of nearly any website.
How many plugins are installed on your WordPress site? Five? Fifteen? Fifty? We’ve been up to 31 plugins here at CSS-Tricks and we rely on them for everything from content delivery to performance. Why … Read article “WordPress Plugin Overload? Give Jetpack a Try!”
It’s hard to articulate every reason to use Jetpack for your WordPress site. It’s taken us a series of posts to unpack it because it’s capable of doing so gosh darn much — a lof of which we put to use right here on CSS-Tricks.
The thing is that Jetpack is very much an active project and keeps improving with each and every release. While we’ve covered many Jetpack features and uses over the years, it’s worth revisiting here … Read article “An Updated List of Our Favorite Jetpack Features for WordPress”
The irony of web performance is that the average page weight of a site continues to go up year after year, despite us being more aware of the problem and having more tools at our disposal to fight it than ever.
To paraphrase Seinfeld, “we know how to fight page weight issues; we just don’t use the tools we have to fight page weight issues.”… Read article “Get Peak WordPress Performance with Jetpack”
[Geoff:] I’ve built a fair number of WordPress sites in my day. It’s been my go-to since the 2.x-ish days because it works for any site, big or small. That’s the sort of solution and flexibility you like to have as a freelancer.
Boy, I wish I had Jetpack available in those early days.
Like WordPress itself, Jetpack is a good solution for many, many of the types of things clients are looking for from a WordPress site. I used … Read article “Using Jetpack to Accelerate WordPress Development”
I remember when Gutenberg was released into core, because I was at WordCamp US that day. A number of months have gone by now, so I imagine more and more of us on WordPress sites have dipped our toes into it. I just wrote about our first foray here on CSS-Tricks and using Gutenberg to power our newsletter.
Jetpack, of course, was ahead of the game. Jetpack adds a bunch of special, powerful blocks to Gutenberg that it’s easy … Read article “Jetpack Gutenberg Blocks”
I like Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. I’m not oblivious to all the conversation around accessibility, UX, and readiness, but I know how hard it is to ship software and I’m glad WordPress got it out the door. Now it can evolve for the better.
I see a lot of benefit to block-based editors. Some of my favorite editors that I use every day, Notion and Dropbox Paper, are block-based in their own ways and I find it effective. In … Read article “A Gutenburg-Powered Newsletter”
My favorite way to think about Jetpack is that it’s a WordPress plugin that brings a whole heap of features to your site. I’ve documented the features that we use here on CSS-Tricks, which isn’t even all of them (yet).
Some of Jetpack features are essentially connecting it to the powers of WordPress.com. For example, of course, WordPress.com has some amazing way to optimize and serve images. They can build a service that millions of sites on WordPress.com can benefit … Read article “Jetpack”
This is a compilation of four videos I’ve done over the last few months for a sponsorship with Automattic. It’s mostly about Jetpack, a WordPress plugin I quite like and that we use here at CSS-Tricks), but also touches on setting up WooCommerce to create a personal store.… Read article “#167: Sponsored Videos for Jetpack and WooCommerce”