Jetpack 8.5 was released yesterday and it has introduced some cool features and refinements. The update includes a new Podcast block, enhanced Search feature, Block improvements, improved AMP, and more.
Highlights in Jetpack 8.5
New Podcast Block
Podcasts are gaining more popularity each day and now with Jetpack, you can add and display them on your site with ease. Jetpack 8.5 introduced a new Podcast block. You can share your favorite podcast or even promote your own with the new Podcast player block. The block allows your visitors to browse and play episodes directly on your site. There are a bunch of customization options in this block so you can add a touch of your uniqueness to your podcast player.
Enhanced Search Feature
Jetpack 8.5 includes several enhancements in the recently launched Search feature like:
- Added a custom filter so you can exclude content from search results
- Fixed a bug to improve performance of search in 28 non-English languages
- Increased the maximum number of comments the team index per post from 100 to 200 to improve search results. 99.98% of all posts will now have all comments indexed, making 99.55% of all sites fully indexed.
- Improved the onboarding flow
The new update adds improvements to other blocks as well. For instance:
- More options to the Revue block. You can now customize the look of the subscription fields to fit your needs.
- Fixed layout issues with the Slideshow, OpenTable, and email subscription blocks.
Improved AMP compatibility
Jetpack 8.5 makes more Jetpack widgets and embed tools fully compatible with the AMP plugin.
Check out the full changelog to know more about the updates in Jetpack 8.5.
You can get in touch with the members of Jetpack if you have anything to ask about the new update or want to give feedback.
We recommend you to update your Jetpack to the latest version right away to get the new Podcast block and avoid the fatal errors and changes.