Tag Archives: jetpack

Jetpack sharing IE 11 Bug

We have discover a small issue with the Jetpack sharing module on Glow Blogs.

If Facebook and Twitter are selected to hide behind the share button they don’t show in IE11 it doesn’t work with Official buttons so the other option needs selected or they have to be shown individually.

We use the Icon Only setting here on the help blog.


We hope to fix this in a update soon.

Twitter Widgets Changes

Update: October 2016: The jetpack twitter widget has been updated. You now no longer need the id, you can add a widget just using your username. This post will be updated soon.

Twitter has changed the way it provides widgets.

In the past you could add a timeline of your tweets by creating a widget on twitter and using the id of that widget in the Twitter Timeline (Jetpack) widget.

Most widgets for twitter embeds no longer have ids.

more information: WordPress › Support » Twitter no longer allows the creation of a Twitter ID

Twitter embeds are produced by a link and a script tag:

<a class="twitter-timeline" data-height="500" href="https://twitter.com/johnjohnston">Tweets by johnjohnston</a>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

There is no id to put in the twitter widget.

You can paste that code into a text widget. This will strip the script tag out for security reasons. The widget will just display a link.

If you add the ‘Twitter Timeline (Jetpack) widget’ as well, without filling in any fields, the timeline will display properly.

Unfortunatly this strips the data-height=”500″ paramater so the widget display as very tall indeed.

You can fix this but wrapping the code for the widget in more code:

<div style="height:400px;overflow:auto">
<a class="twitter-timeline" href="https://twitter.com/johnjohnston">Tweets by johnjohnston</a>

Where 400 is the height in pixels that you want the widget to be.

The only widget that provides an id is the search widget, you can use from:username in the search field to make a widget that you can extract an id from to use in the jetpack widget.



Infinity scroll Jetpack module problem

Update Nov 2016: The inline scroll module is now working unless you use the jetpack CSS module.


More details about the Infinite Scroll module on the Jetpack blog:

Infinite Scroll


And see an example of the module in action.

The infinity scroll jetpack module is currently not working.

The blogs development team are aware of the problem and investigating a fix. There is no timescale for a fix currently and we recommend turning the module off.