Yesterday saw the release of version 1.3 of Jetpack, the plugin (which itself is a bundle of plugins) from Automattic. Keeping pace with their practice of adding a new enhancement every couple of versions, 1.3 adds a new contact form feature to the bunch.[ref]I’m happy to say it didn’t automatically activate for me because I’m using the (aptly named) Manual Control for Jetpack plugin.[/ref]
Now called “Contact Forms”, the experience is what you would have had using WordPress.com’s contact forms or the Grunion Contact Form plugin they released last year. The 1.3 update included a couple of small bug fixes, but really this update is all about Jetpack gobbling up another of Automattic’s plugins into Jetpack.
Perhaps more interesting than the update, however, is what Michael Adams confirmed in the update post:
In no particular order, here are a few of the things we’re adding or improving in Jetpack:
- The commenting features currently available on WordPress.com,
- Increased customizability of the Subscription feature’s emails, and
- A better Jetpack management interface.
Nothing like few things to look forward to, right?