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  • Resolved rick9004


    This has to be the worst plugin in WordPress to have normal setup and use. I’m rebuilding my entire site where I used Jetpack. First the development was on my local PC and jetpack will not allow you to setup anything or connect. So… I moved it to a sub-domain which today as I’m nearing completion and doing final QA before moving to my permanent domain. But no… Jetpack doesn’t allow that either No sub-domains.

    Every other plugin allows you to install, configure and login if necessary when you are in development or test. How do they expect you to make sure your site is functioning correctly? I guess they don’t

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  • Plugin Contributor James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    Almost all of Jetpack’s features make use of heavy processing power (Photon the image CDN, related posts indexing), heavy database usage (stats), or require connections to third-party systems that can be very complicated to setup by yourself (Publicize’s automated sharing to social networks, email subscriptions, etc).

    We take care of that all on’s server cluster so your hosting provider doesn’t suspend you for using excessive resources.

    So, almost all of Jetpack’s features operate via a connection between your site and This of course cannot be done on a local development environment.

    For that, we offer Development Mode:

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