Hoping everyone’s having a great month of June and that all’s well with you.
We’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about this Jetpack plugin. It actually originated with WordPress.com. In fact you have to open a WordPress.com account first (that’s the auto blog side of WordPress hosted by them) to get it installed onto your personally hosted WordPress.
But we wanted it because of the high ratings, and all the features that come with it…it’s seriously loaded with goodies. Looking forward to having fun playing around with it. Check out the descriptions of this mega bad boy plugin…
Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.
– 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.
– Automatic posting to your favorite social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.
– 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.
– Your writing will improve thanks to After the Deadline, an artificial intelligence based spell, style, and grammar checker.
– A gorgeous full-screen photo browsing experience with comments and EXIF metadata.
– A mobile theme that automatically streamlines your site for visitors on mobile devices.
– Mobile push notifications for new comments via WordPress mobile apps.
– Creative formats for your image galleries: mosaic, circles, squares, and a slideshow view.
– Add post sliders and other highlights to your theme with Featured Content.
– A single search box that lets you search posts, pages, comments, and plugins
and many more to come!
Stay tuned as we do more with this new plugin…and start adding video.