Jetpack 2.5 was released today with a staggering array of new integration features for Google products and services. On top of all that the team has added VideoPress integration and the handy ability to embed Facebook posts directly within WordPress posts/pages. The exciting additions for all the Google junkies out there include:
- Post comments via your Google+ account
- Connect Google+ Profiles to authors
- A new Share to Google+ Button
- Embed Google content in posts/pages, including Google Calendars, Google Documents, and Google Maps
I can understand not caring a bit about these features if you’re not big on Google products or Facebook posts. However, one feature in particular stands out as being very valuable for online publishers. Even if you’re not active on Google+ and could care less about embedding Google products, I’d like to highlight the benefits of turning on authorship.