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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