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Jetpack All The Things - WordCamp NOLA 2016

Carolyn S.
August 13, 2016

Jetpack All The Things - WordCamp NOLA 2016

Get the details on WordPress’s most popular plugin, Jetpack. We go from installation, a quick run down of all of the features, and what some of the features look like in action. If you have ever wondered about Jetpack or want to see what the hype is all about, you will not want to miss this talk.

Carolyn S.

August 13, 2016

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  1. • Achieve Feature Parity with WordPress.com • Contact Forms •

    Widget Visibility • Sharing Links • + more! Our Continuing Mission
  2. Our Continuing Mission • Leverage the WordPress.com Cloud Servers •

    Related Posts • Photon • Publicize • + more!
  3. • Customize the look of your site • Help you

    write great content • Grow and engage your audience • Help manage the security and updating of your site • Help your site run more efficiently • And more! What can Jetpack do for you?
  4. • Custom CSS • Contact Form • Sidebar Widgets •

    Widget Visibility Customize Your Site
  5. Custom CSS makes it easy to craft changes to your

    theme without needing a child theme. Custom CSS
  6. • Eliminates the need to setup child themes to customize

    a theme and theme updates won’t overwrite your work! • Changes are stored in your database as a Custom Post Type; you can always step back to an earlier revision if you make a mistake. • Supports both Sass and Less preprocessors. Custom CSS
  7. • A simple drop-in form editor. • Customize your fields

    • Form submissions are both emailed and saved locally and can be exported to CSV. • Automagically filtered for spam (if you’re also using Akismet) Contact Form
  8. • Sidebar Widgets: Gravatar Profiles, Images, Galleries, Facebook Like Boxes,

    Twitter Timelines, RSS Feeds, and more. • Widget Visibility: lets you target specifically on which pages your widgets will display. Sidebar Widgets + Visibility
  9. • Markdown • Spelling and Grammar Check • Shortcode Embeds

    • Carousel • Tiled Galleries • Beautiful Math (LaTeX) Produce Great Content
  10. • Markdown is a shorthand for writing rich text (bold,

    italic, bullet points, hyperlinks) in plain text. • It helps with rapid content creation, without needing to regularly swap to the formatting bar or explicitly writing HTML markup. • It’s also perfectly readable unprocessed when displayed as Markdown. Markdown
  11. • Easy in-browser spelling and grammar checking. • No automated

    tool will be as good as an actual proofreader, but we catch what we can. Spelling + Grammar
  12. • A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you

    do nifty things with very little effort. • Shortcode = shortcut. • Jetpack Shortcodes add in some special shortcodes that were only available on WordPress.com • [twitchtv] [googlemaps] [instagram] [recipe] [bandcamp] [slideshare] [untapped-menu] and more! Shortcode Embeds
  13. • When displaying your galleries, why not display the individual

    images in a stylish lightbox?
 • You can also show a bit more information about your camera as well and other EXIF data. Carousel
  14. • A beautiful way to automatically crop and resize your

    images to present a cohesive whole. • Captions will slide into view as you hover over each image. • It just works. Tiled Galleries
  15. • LaTeX enables the creation of complex math and scientific

    formulas. • (Yes, this is very niche) • $latex i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t} \left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>$
 • Becomes… Beautiful Math (LaTeX)
  16. • Publicize • Sharing Links • Comments Growth + Engagement

    • Likes • Subscriptions • Related Posts
  17. • Publicize makes it easy for you to alert your

    connected social media networks when you publish a new post. • You can easily manage one or more account per network and allow your account to be used site-wide or just for your personal user account. • Choose on a per-post basis if you want to send the notice out and customize the message before it’s sent out. Publicize
  18. • It’s a pretty awesome way to automate your workflow

    and make sure your content gets out in front of the eyes of as many of your followers as possible. • Supports Facebook, Twitter, Path, Tumblr, Google+, and LinkedIn. Publicize
  19. • Sharing makes it easy for your 
 readers and

    visitors to share 
 your content. • This gives you the reach to your followers followers - helping you grow your audience. • You can customize which networks you’d like to use with an easy drag-and-drop interface, including how it looks! Sharing Links
  20. • Drop-in comment form replacement • Works with all themes

    • Own your own content • Use popular social networks: • WordPress.com • Facebook • Twitter • Google+ Comments
  21. • Likes are a super-easy way to let folks acknowledge

    your content, without having to think of something witty to say. • It’s easy, it’s fun, and it increases engagement. • Requires a WordPress.com user account. Likes
  22. • With Subscriptions, you can make it easier for your

    visitors to keep coming back. • They can subscribe either via the WordPress.com Reader, or via email notifications. • It helps to keep your content in front of the people that already care about what you have to say. Subscriptions
  23. • WordPress.com Secure Sign On (SSO) • Jetpack Manage •

    Jetpack Monitor • Jetpack Protect Security + Stability
  24. • WordPress.com Secure Sign On enables users to log into

    their accounts with their linked WordPress.com account. • All authentication requests using SSO are HTTPS. This is secure even if you don’t have an SSL certificate for your site or if your connecting over public wifi. • Plus, WordPress.com user accounts support two-factor authentication. WordPress.com SSO
  25. • From a single WordPress.com dashboard, you can create and

    manage your content and plugins for one or many sites. • Manage plugins by showing when they’re out of date, update them with a single click, or even set them to autoupdate. • Write new blog posts, upload media, and publish all from this single interface. • Working on more improvements! Jetpack Manage
  26. • Uptime and reliability matters. • Knowing when your site

    is experiencing problems is the first step to fixing them. • Monitor checks in with your site every five minutes. • If it ever finds a problem, it checks from two other geographic locations, and if it’s still down, it lets you know. Jetpack Monitor
  27. • Protect yourself against traditional brute force attacks and distributed

    brute force attacks that use many servers against your site. • Stop hackers before their first login attempt. • A math captcha is used as a fallback for the protect feature just in case you’ve entered the wrong password too many times. Jetpack Protect
  28. • Stats are hard to do locally. • Google Analytics

    and others: don’t necessarily understand your content on the back-end - only the URLs being viewed. • WordPress.com Stats understands your content and how it’s displayed • Easy access: Dashboard, WordPress.com, and the WordPress mobile apps. Also access through the WordPress.com API! Stats by WordPress.com
  29. • Photon is an Image CDN offered for free to

    Jetpack sites. • It can take the load off of serving images off your servers, so your site loads more quickly. • Photon uses geographically dispersed servers that can server your content quickly and efficiently. • No database changes to content — easy and safe to toggle on and off. Photon
  30. • Related Posts uses the WordPress.com Cloud to find related

    posts. • Indexes based on post content, title, categories, and tags. • Doesn’t need to be a featured image — external images (Flickr, for example) can be used as well. Related Posts
  31. • Jetpack is also on GitHub for bug reports and

    feature requests. • More than twenty developers and designers working on the Jetpack plugin and related code, plus more pitching in regularly. • Twenty-six Happiness Engineers supporting users across WordPress.org plugin support forums, email support, and social media channels. One More Thing