What Is Jetpack For WordPress? And What Can It Do?
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What Is Jetpack For WordPress? And What Can It Do?

August 8, 2019


Hi! This is Topher with WinningWP. In
this video we’re going to take a look at the questions “What is Jetpack for
WordPress and What Can It Do?” Before we get started on those questions though
I’d like to look at one more. Who makes it? Jetpack is a product of a company called Automattic and Automattic is the largest
WordPress based company in the world. They make many many things, they employ
hundreds of people, and it’s a very large business. Because of that you can expect
quality and long-term availability. They put a great deal of resources into
Jetpack they’re not going to let it die and they’re not going to let bugs and
poor quality code work their way in. So the fact that Jetpack has made my
Automattic is a pretty big deal; it lends a lot of credibility to it. Now let’s
move on to our question of What Is Jetpack For? Jetpack was built to
leverage the power of the servers at WordPress.com. Leveraging the power of
the servers at WordPress.com reduces strain on your server and can save you
time and money. So let’s look at the last question. This is the home page for
Jetpack and it talks at the top right about security essentials but it does
many many more things. It deals with traffic and SEO tools, security and
backup services, it helps you make elegant, fast, and rich content, and it’s
always there for you. It works behind the scenes to prevent malicious attacks on
your site and to ditch spam. Let me show you the backend of WordPress with
Jetpack installed. This is the Jetpack dashboard and I have enabled some stats
so you can see here my blog stats. It tells me all-time views and all-time
comments. It tells me that Jetpack has blocked over 320,000 attacks on my site.
It’s also blocked nearly 28,000 spam comments. That’s really
dramatic and saves me an enormous amount of time. If we click here in the settings
you can see there’s a whole section of tools for helping you with writing. It
has a spelling, style, and grammar checker built in. Here’s a tool to help speed up
images and photos. I don’t know if you realize this but when you upload an
image to WordPress, WordPress actually makes multiple copies of it in different
sizes so that you can use them in different sizes. With Jetpack it uploads
the image to the WordPress servers and it’s processed there. Additionally it can
even serve it from there like a CDN or Content Delivery Network. That makes the
whole process feel much much faster and again make your site actually run much
faster. There are some great tools for sharing. You can add sharing buttons, like
buttons, and you can even have it automatically share your posts to social
networks. If you wish you can use Jetpack’s Discussion and Comments tool
and it replaces the one built into WordPress. There are a lot of reasons to
do this namely it helps filter spam even better and it keeps your comments off
your site so that if something happens to your site you don’t lose your
comments. You can also set it up so that people can subscribe to your blog so
that when you do a post they get notified via email. Here’s the site stats
section we looked at earlier. If you use the pay version of Jetpack, you can
optionally put ads on your site and then make money from those ads. There’s a
great related posts tool and again with the paid version there’s some great SEO
tools and Google Analytics tools. The paid version has backups and security
scanning built in but the free version has spam filtering built in as well as
brute force attack protection. And if you wish you can activate 2-step
authentication which can greatly enhance the security of your site. I haven’t even
gone over all the tools in Jetpack and you can already see that there’s a
number of things here lots and lots of different tools. Jetpack can process
store and serve media like images and video. It can filter spam. It can
integrate your site with stats and other SEO tools and it can work as a security
firewall as well as many many more things. Jetpack is an extremely diverse
tool and probably no-one is going to use every tool. But most people are going to
use many of the tools because Jetpack covers so many areas. If you haven’t
tried it yet I strongly recommend you give it a shot.
if you’d like to learn more about WordPress check out WinningWP.com

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  1. In my media section, I don't have the option to speed up images and photos although it states that even with a free account we should have this option. Do you know why this might be?

  2. Thank you for this video. Would you recommend JetPack over FlyWheel? I intend to build WordPress sites for small local businesses. I'd appreciate your advice.

  3. At 4:21 it says on screen wordpress.com. All my sites are wordpress.org. I'm confused. Is this video referring to WordPress.org sites or .com sites? thanks

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