This morning Automattic released version 2.0 of their Jetpack plugin. This, the tenth release of the plugin, includes four new features: publicize, post by email, infinite scroll, and photon.
The first few features will sound somewhat familiar if you’ve used WordPress.com in the past. Publicize allows you to post to various social platforms when you publish, post by email lets you, well, post by email, and infinite scroll will automatically load your posts as visitors scroll down your page instead of requiring they click to view the next set of posts.
Photon, as explained by the Jetpack feature square, “give[s] your site a boost by loading images from the WordPress.com content delivery network.” In short, this gives every Jetpack user access to the WordPress.com CDN for their images. This also, though, gives theme and plugin developers access to the Photon API to transform images using GET query arguments and relying on WordPress.com servers to render them.
Matt Mullenweg also explained that this new release isn’t just about shiny new things — a number of bugs have been resolved as well. After a brief test of the plugin, it seems that aside from the new features Jetpack should be pretty much the same interface and experience you’re already used to.
Do any of these new features sound interesting to you, as a new Jetpack user or otherwise? Which new feature are you most excited about?