Jetpack by WordPress.com 5.5

Jetpack by WordPress.com was updated to version 5.5, from version 5.4. Changelog:

  • Jetpack is now fully compatible with WordPress’s new Gallery Widget. Your old Gallery widgets powered by Jetpack will switch to the new Widget when you update to WordPress 4.9.
  • We have improved the performance when loading the Jetpack Settings in the dashboard by optimizing the number of calls made when loading the page.
  • We have updated the plugin to do a better job of cleaning up after itself whenever you decide to remove Jetpack from your site.
  • We made some changes to reduce the number of connection issues that may happen on a site when switching from HTTP to HTTPs.
  • We made some performance improvements to the Jetpack dashboard interface, to make sure your options and settings are loaded faster there.
  • Error messages are also better in the Jetpack Dashboard; whenever you can’t update settings, Jetpack will provide you with more information about why.
  • We improved the Jetpack update process to make sure updating Jetpack does not stress your database during it, even on high-traffic sites.
  • The next version of WordPress, 4.9, will be released very soon and will include a lot of changes to its code editors. Jetpack’s Custom CSS will be fully compatible with the new editors and their syntax highlighting feature.
  • We also made changes to make sure Jetpack was fully compatible with the role and capability changes in WordPress 4.9.
  • We have made some performance improvements to the Carousel feature.
  • Contact Form: do not process shortcodes in widgets when WordPress itself does, starting in 4.9.
  • Contact Form: we have improved the “website” field to display better error messages when you don’t supply a URL. We have also improved the look of the date picker for the date field.
  • Contact Form: avoid duplicate slashes when loading editor style.
  • Masterbar: update the “Plugins” menu item to match the updated design on WordPress.com.
  • Open Graph: do not display images smaller than Facebook’s required size.
  • Sharing: use Google’s minified libraries to improve performance when loading Google buttons.
  • Sharing: update Open Graph Image tags appearing on the home page to offer better alternatives based on your site settings in Appearance > Customize.
  • We improved the way sitemaps are built so they do not consume too much memory when they are generated.
  • WP.me Shorlinks: those links will now always use HTTPS.
  • Spellchecker: we improved the admin interface to make it more clear when adding ignored phrases and saving them.
  • Subscriptions: we added a filter so third party developers can track comment subscription activations.
  • Sync: synchronize plugin action links to add that information to WordPress.com.
  • Sync: improvements to better track theme and widget changes.
  • VideoPress: we removed Jetpack version locking for directly embedded VideoPress videos to ensure all users receive the newest version of the player.
  • We added a new filter (jetpack_google_translate_widget_layout) to the Google Translate Widget to allow you to change its layout.
  • WordPress.com REST API: improve comment management for all roles, including post authors.
  • WordPress.com REST API: allow site owners to manage comments on attachment pages from WordPress.com.
  • WordPress.com REST API: improve the response from the API when WordPress’ autoupdates are disabled.
  • You can now use Jetpack’s contact form and Yoast SEO’s Focus keywords on the same page without any issues in the editor.
  • Top Posts Widget: avoid Fatal Errors when the widget is used on a site using WPML, and when a popular post cannot be found by WPML.
  • Sync: add more Custom Post Types from third-party plugins to the list of things we do not synchronize with WordPress.com, to improve sync performance.
  • Sharing: since Press This is now a plugin and not part of WordPress itself, we removed the Press This sharing button if you are not using the plugin.
  • We now avoid displaying notices to user roles that cannot benefit or act based on the info in the notices.
  • Gravatar Hovercards: avoid PHP Notices when the user info is an object.
  • Infinite Scroll: avoid PHP notices when a site customizes galleries thanks to the post_gallery filter.
  • Mailchimp: make sure subscription forms can still be embedded in posts and pages.
  • Mailchimp: do not require the use of the shortcodes feature to use the Mailchimp widget.
  • Mailchimp: fix issue where Mailchimp form code could not be added to the Mailchimp widget.
  • Masterbar: avoid JavaScript errors by always loading jQuery.
  • Post By Email: do not display any content in the email address field if no email address has ever been set before.
  • Publicize: avoid errors when DOMDocument is not available.
  • Publicize: we now hide the feature activation toggle if you are not allowed to manage Jetpack features.
  • Search: make sure module cannot be activated when the site does not use a Plan.
  • SEO Tools: do not output any custom meta tags if another SEO plugin is already active.
  • Sharing: make sure Twitter Cards can be displayed even when a post does not include a title.
  • Sharing: fix alignment of sharing buttons in the admin preview when using custom sharing buttons.
  • Sitemaps: wait a minute before to generate sitemaps when the feature is activated, to avoid performance issues.
  • Sync: avoid synchronization issues on Multisite networks using custom domains.
  • Top Posts Widget: display the default title when it is set to empty.
  • Milestone Widget: make sure the widget is displayed properly and can easily be translated into other languages.
  • Verification Tools: avoid notices when saving changes on a Multisite network admin page.
  • VideoPress: avoid missing file warning in the editor when using an RTL language.
  • Upcoming events Widget: avoid PHP notices on sites using a custom timezone setting.
  • WordPress.com REST API: avoid errors when installing plugins via the WordPress.com API.