Jetpack, which was built by Automattic, is a WP plugin that enables you to connect your blog to WordPress.com account to use the powerful – on cloud features which only available to WordPress.com users.
By installing Jetpack, you will take advantages of these useful features:
1. Gravatar Hovercards
This features will show a pop-up business card of the users’ gravatar profiles in comments that helps you get more information of the user, includes full name, bio, other web profiles…
2. Twitter Widget
The Twitter Widget shows your latest tweets within a sidebar on your theme.
3. WordPress.com Stats
There are many plugins and services that provide statistics, but data can be overwhelming. WordPress.com Stats makes the most popular metrics easy to understand through a clear and attractive interface.
4. Shortcode Embeds
Shortcodes allow you to quickly embed video clip, image and more… from other places in your site. With just one simple code, you can tell WordPress to embed YouTube, Flickr, and other media.
5. After the Deadline
I really like this feature, it can check my spelling, grammar, and style when publish a new post with my WordPress blog.
6. WP.me Shortlinks
Instead of typing or copy-pasting long URLs, you can now get a short and simple link to your posts and pages. This uses the super compact wp.me domain name, and gives you a unique URL you can use that will be safe and reliable.
LaTeX is a powerful markup language for writing complex mathematical equations, formulas right in your post editor…
This feature will create the simple social sharebar on your site that share content with Facebook, Twitter, and many more.
How to install Jetpack?
It’s quite straightforward to install this WP plugin, but before you do that, please make sure that you have WordPress.com account, let’s signup for free if you don’t have one.
After that, you can login to your WordPress dashboard, add new plugin by searching for keyword Jetpack:
Then connect to your WordPress.com account:
And the plugin is now ready to serve you :)