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WordPress.com & Jetpack

WordPress.com & Jetpack

What WordPress.com is and why you would use it. What Jetpack can do and some of the benefits.

Kristen Symonds

July 16, 2015
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  1. WordPress.com & Jetpack
    Ooh Ahh, what are they good for? Abso…mostly everything!

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  2. WP.com vs WP.org
    Fully hosted & supported Managed by you
    Built in support for lots of services Plugins
    Secure & backed up
    As secure as you and your host
    make it
    Free, with ads Pay for domain & hosting
    Upgrades available Do whatever you want

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  3. Other stuff in WP.com

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  4. Reader
    • Follow blogs
    • Like posts
    • Similar to RSS
    • Follow tags
    • Create lists
    • Different notification settings for each
    site
    • Read from mobile app

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  5. Stats & “new dash”
    aka The Blue One

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  6. Brand new dashboard
    • View site
    • View WP Admin (old dash)
    • Write content
    • Manage settings

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  7. Store
    • Store is built in to WP.com
    • Register domains
    • Buy themes
    • Upgrade to Premium or Business

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  8. Why use it?
    • WP.com
    • Supported & hassle-free
    • Free(-ish)
    • Secure
    • Fast

    • WP.org
    • Flexible
    • Plugins
    • No ads
    • Change anything

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  9. http://jetpack.com

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  10. Modules requiring WP.com
    • Related Posts 
    • Subscriptions 

    email subscriptions to posts
    • Site management 

    update & write from WP.com
    • Photon 

    images served from WP servers
    • JSON API 

    uses the REST API for remote
    communication
    • Protect 

    against unwanted login
    attempts
    • Single Sign On 

    login with WP.com creds
    • Stats
    • Enhanced Distribution

    pings indexing services
    • Publicize & Likes 
    • Notifications 
    • Jetpack Comments 
    • Post by Email 
    • Spelling and Grammar 
    • WP.me shortlinks 
    • VideoPress 
    • VaultPress 

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  11. Modules that work without WP.com
    • Sharing 

    native or uniform buttons
    • Custom CSS
    • Widget Visibility
    • Extra Sidebar Widgets

    including Facebook and Twitter
    • Tiled Galleries 
    • Markdown 

    write in Markdown format
    • Shortcode Embeds 

    embeds from many services
    • Contact Form
    • Carousel 
    • Custom Content Types 

    Portfolio and Testimonial posts
    • Site Verification 

    Google Webmaster etc
    • Omnisearch 

    Search absolutely everything
    • Infinite Scroll 
    • Beautiful Math 

    Mathematics formatting
    • Site Icon 

    Favicon & default image
    • Gravatar Hovercards 

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  12. Jetpack Development Mode
    • Automatically enabled on localhost
    • Enable using

    define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true);

    in wp-config.php
    • Enable with plugin Unplug Jetpack

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  13. Why use it?
    • Takes a load off
    your servers and
    onto WP.com
    servers
    • Related Posts
    • Publicize
    • Subscriptions
    • Photon

    • Attractive &
    consistent styles
    • Related Posts
    • Sharing
    • Galleries

    • Convenience
    • Manage
    • Markdown
    • CSS

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  14. Moving between .com & .org
    • Export/import

    Under the Tools menu in WP Admin, it exports all posts, pages, custom posts,
    taxonomies and menus
    • How-to docs
    • Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress Site

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-to-a-self-hosted-wordpress-site/
    • Recommend installing Jetpack immediately after installing WP if you have any
    Portfolio or Testimonial posts
    • Moving from a Self-Hosted WordPress to WordPress.com

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-from-self-hosted-wordpress-to-wordpress-
    com/

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