Now available to self-hosted wordpress installs, Jetpack offers an impressive range of functionality and information to supercharge your blog. Jetpack is a FREE plugin that offers features such as:
Wordpress.com Stats: Detailed statistics with no additional load on your server.
Comments: Gives your users the ability to use Twitter and Facebook accounts when commenting on your site.
Subscriptions: Your users can now subscribe and receive notifications to posts and comments via email
Contact Form: Easily insert a predefined contact form anywhere on your site
Sharing: Powers your users with the ability to share your content across multiple social accounts
And more: Spelling and grammar, ValutPress, Gravatar Hovercards, WP.me Shortlinks, Shortcode Embeds, Beautiful Math, Extra Sidebar Widgets, Enhanced Distribution.
What we liked?
Jetpack offers a powerful array of functionality that in the past required 10’s of plugins to complete, and best of all its created by and for WordPress. For 1 plugin it sure does a lot well!
Install: Admin > Plugins > Add New > Search for “Jetpack” > Install Now
Author: Justin Brooks is an eCommerce Consultant for InfoCentral a specialist retail software company in Australia. As a long time user of wordpress, it’s easy to see why over 54 Million websites and blogs use WordPress.