My main complaint is that it has a number of different modules activated by default, and it is a royal pain to go through each one and turn them off manually when I only want one or two of its modules to be active on my site. This is a needless inconvenience. Not the end of the world, but still needless.
Next, it requires a wordpress.com account in order to function. I don’t have anything against wordpress.com, but I think it’s stupid that I have to log into a wordpress.com account even if I’m not using any of the cloud-based features in Jetpack.
Finally, I think it’s just big, bloated, intrusive, and annoying, even if it does have some useful features.
Enter Slim Jetpack, which is exactly what its name implies: a slimmed-down Jetpack.
From the plugin’s description:
Slim version of Jetpack unlinked from WordPress.com 🙂 Supercharge your self-hosted wp site even you’re NOT WP.COM users… I smashed the bundle to remove the annoying parts and keep the awesomeness.
Finally, a Jetpack that only does what I tell it to, and doesn’t require a connection to the cloud in order to function. HowardMei, you have saved me much time, annoyance, and frustration, and for that I thank you.