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.

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Kristen Symonds

July 16, 2015
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    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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    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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    Brand new dashboard • View site • View WP Admin

    (old dash) • Write content • Manage settings 
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    Store • Store is built in to WP.com • Register

    domains • Buy themes • Upgrade to Premium or Business 
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    Why use it? • WP.com • Supported & hassle-free •

    Free(-ish) • Secure • Fast
 • WP.org • Flexible • Plugins • No ads • Change anything 
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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/