The Jetpack plugin version 1.2 is all clear for take off

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It might have been a while in the making, but Jetpack 1.2 has finally landed. The biggest feature in the update is the addition email subscriptions which Scott Berkun calls a “surprisingly powerful feature” in the comments.

So the updated Jetpack plugin will allow anyone to subscribe to your blog posts via email through a sidebar widget. Each time a post is published, WordPress.com will send a notification to subscribers. The plugin will also allow for subscriptions to post comments, mirroring the functionality folks usually use Subscribe to Comments for.

Jetpack 1.2 brings a fair number of other features and enhancements as well:

  • Improved user interface for showing new and updated Jetpack features
  • Better support for other languages
  • Smarter and safer Jetpack upgrades
  • New shortcodes for VideoPress & Google Maps
  • Added LinkedIn and Google+ buttons to Sharing UI
  • Image Widget & RSS Links Widget

Alright, your turn. How did the 1.2 flight upgrade work out for you? Is there anything you’d like to see included in future versions of Jetpack?

21 thoughts on “The Jetpack plugin version 1.2 is all clear for take off

  1. I really like this update, really do.

    But, I don’t know what happened to the localized files. I’ve checked some files, not all of them, and most are half finnished. The spanish language -po- file, for example, comes totally empty.

    I don’t know if it’s meant to be packaged this way. I think they could’ve used the translations of the previous version.

    Off topic question: What plugin (if any) are you using to get those great looking buttons for us to use in the comments area?

    Greetings from Spain…

  2. I got a error after the auto-update, but was able to access the dashboard, and the upgrade went through. However, there seems to be an issue accessing site stats widget and page.
    I’m happy to see the Sharing feature in Jetpack. I haven’t tested it yet, but it looks nice and was simple to configure and display on my posts and pages.

  3. Was anyone else treated to the unsavory experience of having ALL modules automatically turned on when upgrading Jetpack? I usually only use a couple modules but after I updated I found they had all been activated (included Sharedaddy, ATD, etc).

    The email subscriptions sure are cool, though.

  4. Hi,
    Any idea of the behaviour of Enhanced Distribution ?

    On which service exactly does jetpack push the news ? Does it handle correctly the ping only when it’s a new article or everytime you make a modification ?
    I was not able to find any information about this feature, i’d be happy if someone has !

  5. Aaaand Jetpack just knocked my site offline. Not sure why or how, but I logged in and was greeted with the floating blue Jetpack banner, asking me to authorize (something I’ve done previously). I clicked the button and my site started returning a 500 error, front and backend.

    Boooooo!

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