Resolving Jetpack connection issues – a guide for new Jetpack users


Jetpack is one of my favorite “corners” of any WordPress-powered website. A plugin developed by Automattic, Jetpack is a power tool that can help you design, maintain, and grow your website.

While it comes packed with features, the detailed traffic analysis is one of my favorite Jetpack features as it makes growing and improving your website much easier. However, in today’s post, we aren’t going to talk about Jetpack’s features but the troubles it may give you.

Here are some easy ways to fix Jetpack connection issues

In this piece, we will look into some of the easy methods you can use to address Jetpack connection issues that may be troubling you.

1- The debug tool does it all for you!

Run the Jetpack debug tool to identify and fix the issues. Simply head over to this link and either select your website from the drop down menu OR manually type your website’s address. Once you run debug, it will tell you what the problem is and how to fix it. For example, for one of my sites, it showed the following error and workaround:

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2- XML-RPC – what the **** is it!!!

The above screenshot brings us to one of the most common Jetpack connection issues – the XML-RPC. This file is required for Jetpack to connect to Run the following two tests to fix the issue:

  1. In the address bar on your browser, type yoursiteURL/xmlrpc.php. This should display the following message as it. Screenshot 2019-02-11 at 10.42.49 PM.png
  2. Once done, head over to XML-RPC Validation Service (click here) and enter your website’s URL. You are good to okay if you see the following message:  Screenshot 2019-02-11 at 10.45.49 PM

3- EASIEST fix ever!

One of the easiest ways to fix almost anything-tech is to turn things off and on. Just like your smartphone, your favorite app, and your favorite gadget, just uninstall > reinstall > reconnect Jetpack to fix the issues.

4- Other Jetpack connection fixes

If none of the above helped you fix Jetpack connection issues, you should also consider looking at the following:

  • Check for any theme issues
  • Plugin issues
  • Check your SSL certificate (click here)

Hope the above tips helped you fix Jetpack connection issues. For more, you can always visit to find detailed literature on all kinds of issues and their fixes.

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Rice Flour Roti – Chau’nvran Jee Maani (with garlic variation)


Love these rice flour pancakes. Although the original way of making these rotis is rather hard (you are supposed to make hard dough and spread in on a hot pan with your hand or a circular bowl), making runny dough pancakes takes just a minute or so.

Simply add water to the rice flour and mix it well. Use a ladle to drop 4-6 tablespoons of the mixture on a hot pan.

Let it cook on one side, flip, and cook it on the other side too. Ta da!

To make Garlic pancakes, simply add some green garlic, salt and red chilli flakes to the rice flour mixture and cook it the same way as above.

Even yummier. Serve it with fried potatoes and some mint yoghurt. Or you can also splash some butter on to hot garlic rotis. Mmmm.

Future Challenges: MOOCs and their impact on Pakistan’s traditional education system

Future Challenges: MOOCs and their impact on Pakistan’s traditional education system

Originally published at Future Challenges.

Future Challenges: MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and their impact on Pakistan’s traditional education system

Since the past few decades, technology has not only developed itself at an exponential rate, it is also revolutionizing other aspects of our life. Food, communication, health, businesses; many industries have gone through disruptive innovation because of technological advancement. Interestingly, tech didn’t take much long to revolutionize the education industry, that too at a major scale. With this massive recent influx of technology inside education, educators are worried if this trend would prove to be fatal to the traditional pre-determined learning track.

Will MOOCs promote education or worsen it?moocs pakistan

It hasn’t been too long since Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) started reaching out to us in the form of platforms likeCourseraedXUdacity and more. While MOOCs is relatively a newer concept, ICTs resources required in classrooms are at a rather smaller scale as online discussion forums, tutorials, lecture videos, and collaborative online projects substitute the traditional learning environment. It is not until recently, though, that the prestigious names of the educational world have joined the race and their offerings have attracted eyeballs worldwide. Enrollments in these free online courses are ballooning by thousands with each new offering.

Educationists worldwide are discussing if MOOCs will disrupt the way education has been since past many decades; having a strict Read the rest of this entry

Celebrate Sunday? Haaye!


Since I missed a beautiful session on Sindh’s ethno-musicology this evening, decided to not end this beautiful week with sad feelings. Hence, here goes the post from the ever-so-amazing people of The Alternative, India who featured me this week as TA writer of the week. Sounds good, right?

You can read the post on The Alternative; here is a image from the article which I took in October while travelling to northern Sindh.

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