Posted on March 30, 2020Categories Security, WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing

Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing

The past few days have been spent diagnosing various email delivery issues from the AWS web cluster that is running our WordPress plugin store as well as our SaaS locator platform. During this process email routing was pushed from the servers through the AWS Simple Email System. SNS notifications were enabled to monitor the progress and provide some insight as to what was happening on the send mail side of things. Not far into the mission something odd was showing … Continue reading “Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing”

Posted on January 3, 2019Categories WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on WordPress.com Video UX Needs Work

WordPress.com Video UX Needs Work

For those that are not aware, Automattic and the entire WordPress “stack” have been moving more-and-more toward an all-inclusive SaaS model. At every turn Automattic’s Jetpack and WordPress users are pushed toward creating a WordPress.com account to manage “all WordPress affairs”. With the recent recommended to use the WordPress.com SaaS as a workaround to a partly (ok, mostly) broken video process in Jetpack, the message is clear — WordPress.com will be the hub for all things WordPress. The problem is … Continue reading “WordPress.com Video UX Needs Work”

Posted on December 28, 2018Categories WordPressTags , , , 1 Comment on Uploading Jetpack Videos on WordPress 5

Uploading Jetpack Videos on WordPress 5

If you are uploading Jetpack videos on WordPress 5 you are going to need to go through some specific steps to get that to work. The built-in Video Block of WordPress 5 will not work. If you have not upgraded to WordPress 5 yet, don’t. Wait for WordPress 5.1. WordPress 5.0, 5.0.1, and 5.0.2 still have a myriad of high-importance bugs like disabling CSV imports and exports for many plugins.

Posted on March 23, 2018Categories WordPressTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Why Jetpack Autoupdate Is A Bad Idea

Why Jetpack Autoupdate Is A Bad Idea

I’ve written articles on Jetpack Autoupdate before — you’ll find some of them in the Jetpack blog.    For many neglected sites autoupdate of plugins is a good idea.  Plugins often have security patches that you should not ignore.  Sometimes they have compatibility updates to allow them to work with the latest update to WordPress. However autoupdate of ANY software, whether on your phone, desktop computer, or mobile device is only as good as the software doing the update.    … Continue reading “Why Jetpack Autoupdate Is A Bad Idea”

Posted on December 14, 2017Categories Technology, WordPressTags , , ,   Leave a comment on My First Technical Writing Gig – Writing for Jetpack

My First Technical Writing Gig – Writing for Jetpack

A few months ago an acquaintance of mine put out a public post on a message board over at Codeable asking if anyone would be interested in writing articles for Jetpack.   I was looking to improve my personal cash flow and that sure as heck sounded like a better fit for me than driving Uber.    I already shoot videos and write articles about all kinds of tech stuff.  A technical writing gig should be easy.   Or so … Continue reading “My First Technical Writing Gig – Writing for Jetpack”