Yesterday, Automatic released an all version 4.9 of their most popular plugin i.e. Jetpack. Jetpack gives the access to self – hosted users to use the Jetpack widgets on their website, and it also has various features such as statistics, backup, site monitoring, sharing, related posts, comments, likes, subscriptions, enhanced distribution, site verification and much more. In Jetpack 4.9, Automatic added one of the useful widget named EU Cookie Banner law banner widget for all the European website owners. Although, there are already plenty of EU cookie law plugin available in the WordPres repository and the Jetpack users can now easily get this feature bundled with the Jetpack plugin.

eu-cookie-law-banner-widgetThe EU cookie banner law widget will automatically launch a notice at the bottom of the screen where users can click to accept cookies on your site. The widget includes various customization option such as hide the banner, banner text, color schemes, button, text, policy URL, policy link text, etc.

Other New Widgets:

  • Flick Widget: This new Flickr widget will allow you to show a stream of images from a Flickr account on your site.
  • Internet Defence League Widget: If you want to show the support for Internet defense league then you can use this widget.

Improvement & Bug Fixes:

  • Better multisite support for stats & displaying the full list of sites.
  • Plugin updates now trigger the built – in WordPress mode for additional security.
  • The contact form will not automatically activate if the Ninja form plugin already activated.
  • Removing unused code and increasing units test and overall average.

To see the other changes click here and to download the latest version of Jetpack Click Here or go to your plugin page to update the plugin directly from the dashboard.


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