Jetpack by WordPress.com 5.3

Jetpack by WordPress.com was updated to version 5.3, from version 5.2.1. Changelog:

  • Full PHP 7.1 compatibility.
  • It’s now possible to preview your site within WordPress.com.
  • The Ads feature now gives you more options and control over the ads displayed on your site.
  • Increased performance in the admin by cutting back on unnecessary requests.
  • Loading comment avatars from Facebook and Twitter through a more secure https.
  • Admin UI is much friendlier on initial activation when there are no stats to display.
  • You’re now able to stop VideoPress from looping a video during autoplay through the shortcode.
  • Made some optimizations to the Jetpack connection process which means connecting your site more is more reliable.
  • The EU Cookie Law widget got some styling improvements and looks better in any theme.
  • There’s a new Jetpack CLI command to allow testing of the Jetpack connection.
  • Added the Likes and Monitor features to our recommended features list, making it easier to activate for new sites.
  • Improvements made that makes sure we have the most up-to-date version of your site when managing from WordPress.com.
  • Added a link to view your Comments in the WordPress.com toolbar.
  • Lots of minor design improvements to the Jetpack admin area.
  • We’ve found a few places where we were able to optimize the loading of css files.
  • Removed the Omnisearch feature.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with plugins using TinyMCE.
  • Contact Form submission emails have been fixed for sites hosted on SiteGround.
  • Updating WordPress.com themes will no longer have any problems.
  • The Sitemaps feature will no longer error with posts/images with special characters in the title.
  • There are no more conflicts with the ACF plugin when adding a new custom field.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some plugins to throw warnings with the Shortcode feature.
  • We’re no longer loading a font on the front-end for the Likes feature, which will also have some performance benefits.
  • The Jetpack admin UI had some bugs that were causing some features to not display the correct active status, which are squashed now.
  • Cleaned up our markup to avoid XHTML validation errors.
  • Brought back a filter for the Widget Visibility feature that was accidentally removed.
  • Managing your comments and comment authors more reliable from WordPress.com.