Jetpack by WordPress.com 4.8.2

Jetpack by WordPress.com was updated to version 4.8.2, from version 4.7.1. Changelogs:

4.8.2

  • Fixed a bug that prevented activating/deactivating of some features in PHP versions below 5.4.
  • Removed an unused function that was also incompatible with PHP versions below 5.4.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a blank Jetpack admin area.

4.8.1

  • An incompatibility with PHP versions lower than 5.4 was introduced in the last release, causing a fatal error and we’ve immediately fixed this.
  • Sitemaps: Some plugins were relying on a function that was removed in the last release, which has been fixed.
  • General: Clicking on the info icon in the settings area will no longer jump to the top of the page.
  • General: The Anti-spam card will always display the correct status in the Jetpack dashboard.

4.8

  • Easier to navigate Jetpack’s feature settings in your dashboard and WordPress.com.
  • New WordPress.com Toolbar provides quick access to site management, stats, and other services.
  • New MailChimp Subscribe Popup widget.
  • Sitemaps are faster and now support sites with a very large amount of posts.
  • Contact Form now has a plain-text alternative and better avoids spam filters.
  • Debug form includes extra information to better prioritize your support requests.
  • Photon can now be used within the dashboard, and supports bbPress topics and replies.
  • Improved previously confusing wording in Stats dashboard, and Featured Content options.
  • You can now embed Apple Keynotes straight from icloud.com in your posts and pages.
  • Changed Infinite Scroll button text on taxonomy page and added a new filter to short-circuit the is_last_batch() method.
  • Open Graph now uses transients to save image IDs.
  • You can now use full URLs in the Social Media Icons widget.
  • Milestone widget now allows custom links to open in a new window.
  • VideoPress videos can be used as headers in themes that support it, like Twenty Seventeen.
  • Extracted the timezone offset method from the Upcoming Events widget so it can be used by other features.
  • Database load is reduced during updates on large sites with multiple servers by retaining hashes for current and current-1 versions.
  • Disk storage is reduced on large multisite networks by storing the jetpack_file_data option in the wp_sitemeta table.
  • Jetpack plan data now uses the WordPress.com REST API.
  • Slovakian language files now rely on WordPress.org’s language packs.
  • Improved post details clipping for better screen reader support.
  • Updated custom language packs for multiple languages.
  • We now avoid path disclosure via cookies in PHP error messages.
  • Removed deprecated functions get_theme and get_current_theme.
  • Publicize now works with third-party plugins like WP Recipe Maker.
  • Open Graph Meta Tags are now enabled when you use the “Head, Footer and Post Injections” plugin.
  • Better support for WooCommerce data sync and backup.
  • We now also sync the sync_via_cron setting, the user’s chosen language, and WP Super Cache’s globals and constants.
  • We no longer sync post types from the WordPress Automatic Plugin and RSS AutoPilot to avoid synchronization issues.
  • Sync settings can now be edited from the WordPress.com REST API to better troubleshoot sync issues.
  • Gravatar is always displayed in Settings.
  • Submenu items always use relative links.
  • Contact Form avoids PHP notices when using the form in a Text widget.
  • Content Options now correctly displays single characters word count on sites with multibyte languages.
  • Administrator area translations fixed for several languages.
  • Added proper support for Formal/Informal translation versions for languages that support them.
  • Site Icons are always used as fallback Open Graph Image tags.
  • Protect removes port number when server returns a port alongside a stored IP address.
  • Filters ensure that more than 1,024 posts can be excluded from Related Posts.
  • When the email is already subscribed we now show the correct notification in the subscription form.
  • When using the Email sharing button, we now avoid syntax errors due to unexpected characters in the from name.
  • Remove deprecated jetpack_publicize_post action.
  • VideoPress now avoids PHP Notices when fetching video information.
  • Instagram base URL now uses www in the Social Media Icons widget.
  • All values entered in Facebook Page Plugin widget settings are now escaped.
  • Widget Visibility now avoids memory issues on sites with a lot of registered users.