Supercharge Your Website with Jetpack: Part 1 of 3 | (mt) Media Temple

In this 3-part series of articles on Jetpack, I will uncover some of the best features that are a part of this awesome plugin by Automattic. Let’s begin by discussing the basics of Jetpack: what it is, how to install and connect it, and an overview of the applications that are included. Jetpack is one of my personal favorite plugins, and I am sure once you discover all that it can do, it will become one of your favorites as well. Automattic released version 2.0.4 of Jetpack on Friday, so make sure you update! It’s important to always keep your plugins up-to-date at the latest version.

What is Jetpack?

Jetpack is an awesome suite of very useful mini-applications that make it easier to publish, share, and manage your blog posts, and is made available for free by the fine folks at Automattic. These features were once only available if you had a WordPress.com blog, but now the Jetpack plugin brings these helpful features to your self-hosted WordPress blog. A self-hosted blog would be any blog that is not on WordPress.com and requires the purchasing of your own web hosting service, such as an (gs) Grid-Service or (dv) Dedicated-Virtual account with Media Temple.

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Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a Wordpress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress.

Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

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