There was a lot of chatter…

There was a lot of chatter in Post Status Slack and on Twitter this week about the way Jetpack and WooCommerce are handling tracking and also feature nags within the WordPress dashboard.

Mehul Gohil tweeted a screenshot for how Jetpack is inserting a nag to use their CDN depending on the search performed by the user, and the nag looks like an installable plugin, but in reality it’s an extension for an existing plugin.

This and some other things got the attention of community members and the plugin team. I don’t know exactly where things are headed from here or whether change will be required, but Jetpack is, in my opinion, stretching the limits of what WordPress plugins should be doing in the dashboard — and are setting the example for others, perhaps with not as good of intentions, to follow.

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