Customize the list of modules available in Jetpack

Jeffro published an interesting post on WPTavern yesterday: 15+ Plugins To Get Jetpack Functionality Without Using Jetpack.

Knowing me, you won’t be surprised that I immediately started thinking of a few alternatives. :) So here it comes, 3 other ways to customize the list of Jetpack modules, if you cannot use or aren’t interested in everything Jetpack has to offer.

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Jetpack 1.8: Mobile Theme

Jetpack 1.8 is out, and brings yet another new feature from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress blogs: a Mobile theme!

According to very respected research, it’s estimated that approximately a lot of people browse the Web via a mobile device. When those people view your site, are they seeing your site in the best possible format for their small screen? With the new Mobile Theme in Jetpack, you can be sure that they are.

Jetpack’s Mobile Theme displays your content in a clean, uncluttered interface, making it easy for mobile visitors to scan your site.

Jetpack 1.8: Mobile Theme

Jetpack 1.7: Custom CSS

Jetpack 1.7 is out!

The updates just keep on rolling in—Custom CSS has just landed in Jetpack! You now have the ability to add to or replace your theme’s CSS right from your blog dashboard, no child theme required.

Jetpack 1.7: Custom CSS

Hide and seek with WordPress menus

WordPress 3.0 introduced a very useful feature: custom menus: if your theme handles it, you can add menus in different areas of your theme, without having to dive into code or install any plugin.

There is only one limitation to this: your menu is often added to your theme’s header or footer and the menu items remain the same on all pages of your site.

Let’s see how to work around this problem, and have different menu items depending on the page you’re on.

Let’s dig into this small tutorial!

Developer Plugin v1.0: Helping WordPress developers develop

This is a must-have plugin for all WordPress developers! Make sure you install it in your development environment.

One of the great things about developing for WordPress is the number of tools available for developers. WordPress core ships with a bunch of useful features (e.g. WP_DEBUG) with many more built by the community (like our own Rewrite Rules Inspector and VIP Scanner) that make development and debugging a breeze. The hardest part is getting your environment set up just right: knowing what constants to set, what plugins to install, and so on.

Developer Plugin v1.0: Helping WordPress developers develop