Should I Switch To The New Jetpack App Or Stay With The WordPress App?

I’ve been contacted by several bloggers asking the question in the title of this post.

In March 2023, the WordPress app that many of us are familiar with will lose many key features. For example, you’ll no longer be able to access the WordPress Reader or view your blog’s stats.

But fear not because all the features the WordPress app bring have been transferred to the new Jetpack app.

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Which app should I use?

Which app should I use?

If you want access to all the WordPress features you’re used to, switch to the new Jetpack app.

If you only want to focus on the basics of writing and publishing and have no interest in your blog stats, notifications of comments, menus and the WordPress Reader (to name a few), stick with the WordPress app.

Can I use both apps?

It’s not recommended that you use both apps. Managing your blog across both apps is unsupported and may lead to issues such as data conflicts. So I’d recommend sticking to one.

What features does the Jetpack app have?

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Media Library
  • Comments
  • Site Settings
  • Stats
  • WordPress Reader
  • Notifications
  • Activity Log
  • Jetpack Social
  • Jetpack Backup
  • Jetpack Scan
  • Menus
  • People
  • Themes

With the Jetpack app, you’ll benefit from powerful tools to manage and build your blog.

Is the Jetpack app free?

Yes. There are no additional costs for using the Jetpack app.

What features does the WordPress app have?

From March 2023, only the features listed below will be available on the WordPress app.

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Media library
  • Comments
  • Site Settings

How do I make the switch to the Jetpack app?

  • First, ensure you have the latest version of the WordPress app installed and are logged in to it.
  • If you’ve had (or get) an email from WordPress asking you to choose which app to use, click the link in the email to download the Jetpack app. If you’ve not had the email, click here to download the Jetpack app.
  • Once the app has been downloaded, open it, and you’ll be automatically logged in with all your data and settings in place. All your posts, pages, media library and anything else you have on your blog will also be transferred.
  • Remember to delete the WordPress app.

Any questions about switching to the Jetpack app? Leave them in the comments section.

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90 thoughts on “Should I Switch To The New Jetpack App Or Stay With The WordPress App?

  1. Thanks for this info Hugh. I just passed it along to a fellow blogger and friend … I hope since I don’t use a smartphone or phone with internet connections, I can stay as is. The Happiness Engineers resolved my issue of why my posts weren’t showing up in Reader – they gave me other pointers as well and yesterday I was able to load photos onto my posts that will publish this week without the entire post freezing up as it has been. It was suggested I clear my browser cache – reluctant to do that right now. The HEs all said that Windows 7 does not present a problem.

    1. This information only applies to those who use a phone or tablet device to blog, Linda. It doesn’t affect those who blog on laptops or desktops as WordPress already made the switch for us.
      Good to hear your technical issues have been resolved with WordPress.

      1. Thank you – yes, I am glad for now no more issues. I have to look in older posts that had slideshows as my slideshow in Reader showed up but all together with no white spaces in between, but that’s not my doing. For now, I’m not using a smartphone or tablet device.

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