Module Control for Jetpack

Description

Jetpack adds powerful features… but sometimes we don’t want them all. This plugin brings additional control over Jetpack modules.

Features

  1. Blacklist / remove individual Jetpack modules.
  2. Prevent module auto-activation on connection or after an upgrade.
  3. Allow activation of Jetpack modules without a WordPress.com connection.
  4. Single site and Multisite compatible.

Examples

In most use cases, a carefully considered combination of Jetpack modules can be a really good thing. But not always is much consideration being done beforehand. Or site admins just don’t know all the implications…

  • Maybe your Nginx web server uses FastCGI caching, making it incompatible with the Mobile Theme module? Blacklist that module to prevent any admin from activating it.
  • Do you already a light box provided by your theme or another plugin? Then blacklist the Carousel module to prevent accidental activation.
  • Or you’re running a Multisite and do not want any admins monitoring uptime with the Monitor module just to call you every time their site is briefly inaccessible?
  • Or you offer your own backup service and do not care much for VaultPress competition?
  • You’re running a school network and (some) sites are managed by minors who are not allowed to sign up for an account at WordPress.com? Then use the Jetpack Development Mode option to allow usage of modules that do not require a connection.

Any one of Jetpack’s modules can bring overlapping or even conflicting functionality. In such cases, being able to prevent (accidental) activation is a good thing.

Single site and Multisite

Although the original idea arose on a multisite installation, Jetpack Module Control is developed for both single and multisite installations.

On multisite, it can only be network activated and allows global rules for Jetpack on all sites. At this point it also allows per-site changes by Super Admin only. Jetpack itself can, but does not need to be, network activated.

For single site installations, plugin settings can be locked down by adding define('JETPACK_MC_LOCKDOWN', true) to wp-config.php for complete security. This can be useful to prevent other admins being able to reactivate blacklisted modules.

Development

The project can be forked and or contributed to on Github.

All contributions — be it in the form of feature requests, bug reports, translations or code — are welcome!

Traduccions

The package contains a sample jetpack-mc-xx_XX.po file ready for translators.

  • Dutch * R.A. van Hagen http://status301.net/ (version 1.4)
  • French * R.A. van Hagen http://status301.net/ (version 1.2, incomplete)

Please contact me to submit your translation and get mentioned here 🙂

Screenshots

  • Options section with Blacklist.

Installation

  1. Install Jetpack Module Control either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. After activating the plugin, go to either Settings > General (on single site) or Network Admin > Settings (on multisite) you can find the new Jetpack Module Control section.
  3. Select any module you wish to remove and save settings.
  4. If you are on a single site installation and you wish to prevent other admins from reactivating any blacklisted modules, add define('JETPACK_MC_LOCKDOWN', true); to your wp-config.php to lock down settings.
  5. That’s it.

Reviews

Very useful but one request

This plugin is very useful. The only thing I don’t like is that it ads all the option to the general settings page. Imho it would be better to create a specific options page as a submenu in the Jetpack menu. Similar to what SO Hide SEO Bloat does with the Yoast SEO plugin.

Wow. This is magic!

I stopped using Jetpack for a while because it made my site very slow. Until I discovered this plugin. This is the bomb. So useful!

Very useful

This plugin fits perfectly with my needs. For example when installing the Jetpack’s gallery in a client’s website I prefer not to setup a wordpress.com account just for that.

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Contributors & Developers

“Module Control for Jetpack” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.5

Date: 2016/12/07

  • NEW: option to allow site admins override contributed by @harshit_ps https://github.com/RavanH/jetpack-module-control/pull/8

1.4.2

Date: 2016/04/14

  • Text domain name change to correspond with plugin slug

1.4.1

Date: 2016/04/01

  • Added FR/NL translation files

1.4

Date: 2016/03/29

  • Allow per site settings by Super Admin
  • Added Sitemaps to known modules

1.3

Date: 2015/09/02

  • Module names now translated using jetpack.mo
  • BUGFIX options not saving deactivation
  • BUGFIX translation files not found

1.2

Date: 2015/08/01

  • Fix “Missing argument 1 for Jetpack_Module_Control::add_settings_section()” https://github.com/RavanH/jetpack-module-control/issues/2

1.1

Date: 2015/05/11

  • Detect the Unplug Jetpack plugin

1.0

Date: 2015/05/05

  • Jetpack Debug Mode to allow modules without connection
  • Show which modules require a connection

0.4

Date: 2015/05/01

  • Settings action link on Network plugins page

0.3

Date: 2015/04/27

  • Added dashicons

0.2

Date: 2015/04/26

  • Added network options

0.1

Date: 2015/04/25

  • Initial release