WPTavern switched their commenting system from Jetpack to Postmatic, and Postmatic has written how the general experience was improved.
Sarah Gooding has an interesting long form piece that goes inside Jetpack’s multiple team setup at Automattic, and how they think about development and the structure of the plugin. I found the bit about installs… odd. Automattic is aware of the number of people currently using Jetpack but will not be disclosing that information publicly….
Devin Price shares how you can track Jetpack shares in Google Analytics.
I like this very much. If you’re using Jetpack with a self hosted install, you can now get more advanced notifications, and do a bunch of pretty cool stuff from within the iOS app.
DreamHost has announced a new benefit for DreamPress customers: all customers can get Jetpack’s commercial version — including VaultPress backups and Akismet spam protection — included in their plan for no additional cost. The deal was structured between Automattic and DreamHost so that DreamHost receives a per-user discount on the Jetpack service as customers opt…
WordPress.com has a new post editor, that you can also use if you have a Jetpack enabled WordPress site. Apparently it’s really fast. Improvements like these are important for their platform, and it seems well received in the comments.
Two themes were released in the last few days by a couple of theme shops I hugely respect: Bailey by The Theme Foundry (above) and Designer by Array (below). Both themes are for portfolio websites, and both themes use a custom post type for the portfolio. What’s interesting, is that both themes are offering support…