Plugin Spotlight For WordPress For Febuary 2013: Jetpack by WordPress.com : And How to Install Jetpack!

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Features include:
•Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server. Previously provided by WordPress.com Stats.

•Email subscriptions for your blog’s posts and your post’s comments.

•Social networking enabled comment system.

•Likes, allowing your readers to show their appreciation of your posts.

•Monitor and manage your site’s activity with Notifications in your Toolbar and on WordPress.com.

•Simple, Akismet-backed contact forms.

•The WP.me URL shortener.

•Hovercard popups for your commenters via Gravatar.

•Easily embedded media from popular sites like YouTube, Digg, and Vimeo.

•The ability to post to your blog from any email client.

•Integration with and automatic posting to your favorite social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.

•For the Math geeks, a simple way to include beautiful mathematical expressions on your site.

•A widget for displaying recent tweets. Previously provided by Wickett Twitter Widget

•Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks. Previously provided by the Sharedaddy
WordPress plugin.

•Your writing will improve thanks to After the Deadline, an artificial intelligence based spell, style, and grammar checker. Previously provided by the After the Deadline WordPress plugin.

•With Carousel active, any standard WordPress galleries you have embedded in posts or pages will launch a gorgeous full-screen photo browsing experience with comments and EXIF metadata.

•A CSS editor that lets you customize your site design without modifying your theme.

•A mobile theme that automatically streamlines your site for visitors on mobile devices.

•Mobile push notifications for new comments via WordPress mobile apps.

•The ability to allow applications to securely authenticate and access your site with your permission.

•Creative formats for your image galleries: mosaic, circles, squares, and a slideshow view.

•and many more to come!
Note: The stats portion of Jetpack uses Quantcast to enhance its data.

HOW TO INSTALL STEP BY STEP:
Pretty simple install, we will install the Jetpack from your WP-admin.
I have included pictures to help this process.

Step 1 – Login to your WP-admin. part1

Now you should be on your WP-Dashboard like seen in this picture above.

Step 2 – Plugins section.part2

Now you need to click the plugins menu on the left side of your Dashboard as seen above in the picture. Pretty simple so far, yeah?

Step 3 – Add New Plugin Jetpack.Part3

Now in the picture above, you have to click add new under the plugins section on the left, after that the plugins search bar will come up. Search for Jetpack.

Step 4 – Installing Jetpack.part4

In the picture above, we have now searched for Jetpack and we can now select install, please click install now.

Step 5 – Activate Jetpack.part5

In the picture above we have already clicked install, now it’s time to activate the install. please click activate now.

Step 6 – Connect to WordPress.compart6

Now you should see a blue bar after your redirected to the plugins section after clicking activate. please click connect to WordPress.com in the blue bar.

Step 7 – Link WordPress.com to your self hosted WordPress.part7

Okay, this you may get confused on and that’s why I included pictures to help you along. When you click connect to WordPress.com you will be redirected to this page(Seen in picture). What you must do is login with your WordPress.com Username and Password, if you don’t have one click create account, after creating account you will be redirected back to the authorize page. So don’t worry! After you put in your login information, click Authorize.

Step 8 – The Final Step.part8

You have now Authorized WordPress.com to give you more features and expand some to your self hosted WordPress. Browse around and activate any features you may find useful!

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TJ Marsh

TJ Marsh

My name is Tj Marsh. I spend about 16 hours a day on the internet. Running my company and helping out here at Arvixe. I live in the good ole Arizona where it gets ridiculously hot. I love WordPress and a lot of other open source software along with coding.

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