Why and how to use Jetpack WordPress Plugin
Why and how to use Jetpack WordPress Plugin

Jetpack is a  WordPress plugin created by Automattic Inc.(WordPress).The plugin brings many of the most powerful features available on WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress sites, and thereby contributing greatly to the improvement of WordPress powered blogs and websites.

Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.You can easly install jetpack plugin from wordpress plugin respiratory.


WordPress Site Stats

The very first feature that comes to mind is WordPress Site Stats, If you run a website you probably want to know how many visitors you’re getting. So, unsurprisingly, Jetpack’s WordPress.com Stats is one of the most popular features . This feature gives you the ability to quickly see how many visits your site gets, what posts and pages are most popular and where your visitors are coming from.

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.

How do I enable Jetpack Stats?

This Features is come with plugin and no need to enable it because it is enabled automatically when you activate the plugin.

  • WordPress Site Downtime Monitoring

The downtime monitoring feature from Jetpack periodically monitors your site and notifies you via email whenever there is a downtime. Not just that, it keeps on monitoring and sends you emails reminding you that your site is still down. Finally, once your site is back online – Jetpack sends yet another a confirmation email – informing you that your site is online again!

Everyone! Unless, of course, you are using a premium website uptime monitoring tool and don’t want to install an additional plugin.

How do I enable Jetpack downtime monitoring?

Simply toggle the Downtime monitoring option under WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > Security tab.


WordPress Site Related Posts

The Related Posts feature automatically suggests related content after every post in your WordPress site based on category or tags. It’s a great way to keep your visitors engaged, improve time-on-site and decrease bounce rate.


Blogs with neatly organized taxonomy, along with sufficient posts and pages under each tag and category. You should not use Related Posts when you only have a handful of posts in your site. In such a case, I would recommend manually linking to your content.

How do I enable Jetpack related posts?

Simple! Just toggle the Related Posts option under WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > Traffic tab.


Publish Posts via Email in WordPress

Imagine you’re in a remote location and you have to publish an article in your WordPress site. Media-rich sites like the WordPress editor won’t load due to the slow Internet connectivity. There aren’t any WiFi cafes nearby. The only thing that does seem to work is email. You barely have enough Internet speed to send out an email.

This is where Jetpack’s posts via email feature comes in handy. It gives you a dedicated email address for you to publish in your WordPress blog. Once activated, you can email your post to this address, and it would be published in your blog.


 Automated Social Sharing in WordPress using Publicize Module

The Publicize module from Jetpack enables you to automatically post your freshly published content to your social media sites. It saves you the hassle of having to manually post in each social media network.

Well, anyone who promotes their content on social media is welcome to try this module. However, it is important to select the right social media network depending on your site’s niche,  and then create content specific to each network.

How can I enable Jetpack social sharing?

You would need to establish a one-time connection with your social media networks from the Publicize settings located under WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > Sharing tab.


Lazy Loading of Images in WordPress

Lazy Loading is a feature that has found a mention in under every credible WordPress performance optimization post. You see, the idea behind lazy loading is simple. Load the image only when the visitor sees it.

How do I enable Jetpack lazy load?

This module is located just below the Photon module. Simply toggle to enable it!


Free Content Delivery Network (CDN) for WordPress

Free content delivery network provided by Jetpack. Unlike other CDN providers, Jetpack’s Photon CDN does not require any signup, gives you unlimited CDN bandwidth, and is completely free – for life!

In short, everybody. Whether you are a power user, or a novice user, or someone who is just starting out; using a CDN dramatically speeds up your site’s loading time. This gives you a three-fold advantage:

  1. Google rewards faster sites with better SEO scores. You rank faster for your target keywords.
  2. You save your server’s bandwidth resources; since the images are served from the Photon content delivery network.
  3. A faster website results in a pleasant visitor experience. This, in turn, increases the chances of a conversion – whether it is an email signup, ebook download, or something as simple as a social share!

How do I enable Jetpack CDN?

All you need to do is enable the Photon module from the Speed up your site settings, found under WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > Writing tab.


Subscribe to New Posts via Email in WordPress

Jetpack’s email subscription feature enables visitors to subscribe to your blog posts via email. It’s displayed as a Follow Blog button. People who click on it are asked to share their email address in order to subscribe or “follow” your blog’s posts.

Additionally, you can use the Follow Comments feature to give your readers the option to subscribe to your blog’s comments via email.

Whenever a new post is published, or a new comment is posted, your followers get an email with a link to your post/comment.


Well, for starters, you don’t need to use an email service provider (ESP) like MailChimp. Even when your email list grows, you don’t have to pay for emails. Remember that ESPs with a forever free plan usually put a limitation on the number of subscribers, or the number of emails sent per month – as they should! (They gotta eat, don’t they?)

However, on the flip side, you won’t be able to send individual emails (i.e. without publishing a post) to your subscribers, using this Jetpack module. That’s when you’d have to signup for an ESP.

How do I enable Jetpack blog subscriptions?

Head over to the Subscriptions module under the WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > Discussion tab.


(Premium) WordPress Backup and Restore by Jetpack

Backup and Restore from Jetpack is a premium module starting at $39/year. It takes automatic backups and supports one-click restoration. What’s interesting is how the backup is made.

Jetpack essentially takes a backup whenever an event occurs. An event can include page and post creation/modification, comment submission/modification, plugin and theme installations, modifications, or updates, and additions of or changes to user accounts.

Jetpack also maintains an Activity Log of all the events, listed in chronological order. Every entry in this Activity Log serves as a restore point. Just click on an event and choose between downloading the backup, or restoring your site to that point.

How do I get this?

This is a paid feature starting at $39 per year. You need to purchase a Jetpack plan, configure the plugin with your hosting server credentials, and relax. Jetpack will automatically start taking backups.

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