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.

7. LaTeX
LaTeX is a powerful markup language for writing complex mathematical equations, formulas right in your post editor…

8. Sharedaddy
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 :)

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13 thoughts on “Bring the Cloud Power of WordPress.com to your site with Jetpack”

  1. I’m using Jetpack on my blog and it’s great for the stats etc, though I have to say that I don’t use all the options available, such as the LaTeX as I don’t really need it, but what I am interested in seeing is what they come up with for the “Coming Soon” box on the the main screen!

    1. Yes, the stats feature of Jetpack is very nice and give me so much details on the traffic.

      Like you, I’m very eager for its coming soon tool!

  2. Hi Jenni,

    I’ve seen that plugin but never installed. I use after the deadline installed on my firefox.

    The option of Hovercard sound interesting – it seems I’ll take a look again :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,

    Gera

    1. Thank you Gera, I believe that all plugins created by WordPress Team are useful, high quality for all of us. This is why we should try them!

    1. Not sure about your question, I think Jetpack is like another WordPress plugin but it use WordPress.com API too.

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  4. Love Jetpack state, when I first moved over to a selfhosted blog, I missed the standard stats, find them a lot easier than other stats

  5. The latest version of Jetpack offers 15 + modules. Be sure to deactivate the modules that you won’t be using. This will keep your site loading fast.

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