Jetpack Monitor, Markdown, and Custom Post Types

I actually barely even know what some of these are … but the connection with custom post types is a good thing. It’s allowing Jetpack to talk to your (more) customized sites and types of content.

Jetpack Monitor

I haven’t used this, but it looks like it helps with monitoring your site for downtime. Handy!

Jetpack Monitor will keep tabs on your site, and alert you the moment that downtime is detected.

You can use special code to make HTML work. Or something.

You can use special code to make HTML work. Or something.


I’ve never understood this … although I’ve never tried either, but people seem to like it. Here’s a bit more about it, now available in Jetpack.

For those who don’t know, Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML. Markdown lets you compose links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks. If you want a quick, easy way to write and edit rich text without having to take your hands off the keyboard or learn a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts, then Markdown might be right for you. We do strongly suggest sticking with the “Text” tab in the Editor when using Markdown.

Publicize Support for Custom Post Types

As I’m sometimes weary of using Custom Post Types, this is yet another reason they can be a good–and safe–thing.

For our developer friends out there, we’ve added Publicize support for custom post types, allowing you and your clients to automatically post new entries from any CPT to your social media networks.