Avoid using Jetpack for WordPress
- By Sircon Norge
We recommend that you avoid using Jetpack for WordPress, for multiple reasons. We will actively block Jetpack for WordPress from now on. Here is a summary of the most important reasons:
- Unecessary extra requests (effectively doubling the requests to the website)
- Jetpack uses XML-RPC api. This leads to security issues, e.g. bruteforcing.
This contradicts Jetpacks own claims about how they stop these kinds of attacks.
- It’s a complex and large plugin that tries to do too many things at once. (bugs, issues, poorly optimized code, etc)
- Contradictory to their own sales pitch, Jetpack does not make your website “Faster”.
Our best case measurements shows a 50 ms slower website when Jetpack is installed and active. Our general estimates show that Jetpack makes your website roughly 30% slower.
Also see our list of blacklisted plugins for WordPress.