Remember my resolution to “Launch secret new thing, code abbreviation JP”? There was even a WP Candy thread guessing what it was. Well it’s live, and you can click here to read all about Jetpack. Check it out, every WordPress deserves a Jetpack. πŸ™‚

34 thoughts on “Jetpack!

  1. Well done! I’m already up and running. I really like the user experience and design in the latest plugins (JetPack, VaultPress). Keep it up!

  2. Looks nice but I get this error on trying to connect to
    Your Jetpack has a glitch. Something went wrong that’s never supposed to happen. Guess you’re just lucky: site_id_invalid

  3. That a cool product.

    I would like to have the modules downloaded as plugins rather than having them all on a single pack though.

    1. That’s the whole idea though, you don’t have to clutter your WP with tons of plugins, just have the Jetpack. Nice and clean.

      1. Ahh, but I’m looking for the LaTeX and hovercards but don’t want the short links, as I already have YOURLs.

        What plugin is being used for the LaTeX?

      2. Yes, you’re right. As the plugins already exist individually. That makes perfect sense.

        You are doing a great job – keep it up!

      3. I really like this idea of having some of the experience all in one nice plugin. Something that might help Banago: You don’t have to use all the stuff. Looks like you can disable some things that you’re really not going to use.

        This is a really awesome plugin so far though, Matt. I’m really looking forward to what else comes of this one.

  4. And no one even came close to guessing Jetpack :).

    Seems really cool, will be fun to play around with it today. Great work, and thanks for the link!

  5. Wow, this is like the answer to my prayers πŸ˜€ Thank you Matt!

    Now all I need to do is provide content πŸ˜‰

    I have a question though, for Site Stats, it gives me an error saying the entered API key isn’t correct, where can I correct the API key?

    Before, I had the Site Stats plugin installed as standalone, and had set my API key and it worked.

  6. As a developer who builds .org sites for folks without administrators, I’m totally psyched by what this offers. Probably will take this live with a client this week.

    I am curious about one thing, though: seeing as this is an Automattic tie to the for-profit, what’s in it for Automattic to offer these services to .org installations? Any revenue model in the current or future jetpack offerings?

    1. Everything in Jetpack right now is free. We have a few paid services for .org users that are part of our revenue stream, namely VaultPress, Akismet, and VideoPress, and those will continue.

  7. Great idea.

    One fly in the soup, though:

    “JetPack is activated! Each site on your network must be connected individually by an admin on that site.”


    Surely, if the admin is the same person/the same account on each site, it should be possible to hardcode an API key, as we do with Akismet, making JetPack ready-to-roll right across our networks?

    But that’s a minor detail, I’m glad to see JetPack emerge, now all I want is a multisite version of VaultPress.

  8. Anything that simplifies setting up a new site is greatly appreciated, thanks to you, Matt, and your team for packaging up these plugins.

    Since most (all?) of these plugins leverage your cloud infrastructure, you are able to collect a lot of potentially useful data. Mostly out of curiosity, is there a data retention and usage policy posted somewhere?

    Please don’t take the question the wrong way. You have earned the trust of many people (mine included) through your past actions.

    Thanks again!

  9. Pretty cool tool for the self-hosted peeps. Makes self-hosting a not so scary leap for those of us on the free site. Great job Matt…

  10. Waow, this is really a great plugin, just installed it on my own wordpress site and it is exactly what I was looking for !

    It will replace many plugins I was using before !

  11. Gotta say I’m pretty excited about the plugin. If nothing else, it speaks to my compulsive neat habit. I can get rid of several plugins with one, less clutter. I’m excited to see where it goes too. I see a lot of promise in the future for tjetpack.

    Unfortunately, it’s not working for me right now, but I’m in contact with the great support folks, and I remain optimistically patient. I’m on godaddy, and I’m sure my inability to have the plugin connect is related to that.

    All in all, cool project!

  12. Will the standalone plugins continue to be updated post-Jetpack, or will it become a requirement to use Jetpack in order to use Stats, for example?

    1. It depends — for stats the way forward is definitely Jetpack, as it has a much more efficient and secure connection and communication profile that’s cut down on support already. I think the benefits of the connection and the goodies you get from it will become a lot more apparent as we iterate on the plugin and bring more of those “coming soons” to you.

  13. So… I’m a little slow. Basically, Jetpack is for dot-org users to have a bundled best-of-dot-com experience on their self-hosted blogs? IE, this post doesn’t affect me as a dot-com user? (Though it sounds really amazing and I’m so glad you made it!)

  14. I think one of those future offerings should include the functionality of plugins like All in One SEO, etc fully pre-configured. always gets those settings right, and we always get it wrong πŸ˜›

  15. Hello Matt,

    I’ve been loving WP for a while now.

    JetPack though, is rubbing me up the wrong way. I’m not having a positive experience, I’m sure I can’t be the only one, but the fact I manage a lot of WP sites on my WP account possibly makes my poor experience exaggerated.

    I’m a big user of plugins
    * Stats
    * Akismet

    Menu structure – “JetPack” is not intuitive to average people, it has no meaning to them. It would be great if the JetPack menu went under “Tools” or “Settings” where it really belongs, and return the “Site Stats” to the “Dashboard” menu when this feature is activated like the original plugin used to. Seamless update for users πŸ˜‰

    This current JetPack menu item makes no sense to me from a professional point of view, I’m no expert, but I do feel I’m a conscious user who is aware of these things.

    It might be worth getting a second opinion by the people who did the research for the fantastic navigation update that was done on usability.

    The average person who uses a WP install doesn’t want to know about any of the “Geek Tools” that JetPack offers, they just want their stats.

    Bugs – My stats are all messed up for a number of my sites, JP support has had a look at my situation and tried to resolve it manually but it is still not 100%. I do not want to install JP on clients installs as it is to much for their head space. Can the JP team please make the old Stats plugin work again, as I’m still getting “Your account, [user account] is not authorized to view the stats of this blog.”

    It has been over a week now with very little info or perceived progress.
    I hope this comes across as constructive. The idea is great, it just appears there is some rushed and poor implementation.

    Looking forward to seeing some updates.

    1. The menu will make more sense over time. From your ticket in our support system it looked like all your issues were resolved, but I’ve passed your info to the support team again so they can follow up with anything that’s outstanding.

      1. Thank you Matt,

        All my support issues are now resolved after a very supportive experience from the WP team.

        Outstanding service for an Open Source product!

        There are a few things I like about JP like how smooth it runs and the GUI is awesome.

        I guess change is the thing that hit me, the big JetPack Menu item, lol, in MY control panel πŸ˜‰ I’m using JP on one of my blogs, but I’m still not 100% on-board it is the right way to integrate it. Maybe add options/settings to where and how it is integrated?

        But in saying that, you obviously have a plan, and based on your history, I should just wait and see great things unfold πŸ˜‰

        Thanks for helping to keeping the Internet amazing!

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