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Jetpack by WordPress.com

Your WordPress, Streamlined.


37 reviews
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4 out of 5 stars
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jetpack is a great plugin but..
By , for WP 3.6

The only drawback to Jetpack is it is a resource hog. I had to remove this plugin from all of my sites until the high resource usage has settled a bit. I have one site of full dedicated server, and have been told by hosting as well Godaddys plugin p3 profiler not to use this. Now honestly If anyone could trust anything godaddy ever said or done, then i'd follow it. But when the hosting company im with said that it pulled way too much of my site and we compared stats, it is true. 80% of the wordpress site was used by jetpack with minimal of the additions it comes with turned on.
I hope this one day gets better as jetpack is an awesome plugin, if you have some severe hosting or dedicated servers.
Much props to the creators as once again, i'm going to install this plugin and try a work around on resources.

Great features but missing the finishing touch
By , for WP 3.5.2

Jetpack in on one hand great. It offers features that should not be basically part of the WordPress core. In that way we love the statistics, custom css, sharing, CDN, and so on.

On the other hand we strongly miss the finishing touch. I.e. Jetpack offers an image widget, but the image widget is not connected to the media library. I manage to get the url by myself, but don't understand the logic behind it. I also don't understand why activating, deactivating and configuration of modules is so user unfriendly. Connection with WordPress.org, and so on.

So please continue developing the plugin and the modules. If the finishing touch is there we would certainly consider paying for a premium version.

sweet but ugly
By , for WP 3.5.1

its a good plugin with many features but some features take long time to respond , they may respond after the visitor has left the page

Pretty good
By , for WP 3.5.1

Like the different options that the jetpack provides I do wish you were able to turn some options off because I have my own responsive theme that I would like to use but I cant run Jetpack because of its theme

Jetpack is incompatible with All-in-One Event Calendar
By , for WP 3.5.1

If All-in-One Event Calendar is running jetpack doesnt conect.

Give you a "register_http_request_failed"

CSS ruined the front page
By , for WP 3.5.1

I installed it I was excited about all the great features, then I enter my site to see how it looks: ERROR. Reloaded it several times, then I entered toother pages of my site and it seemed to work fine. Noticed the CSS Editor and thought it was the reason for it, and as a lazy person I don't feel like using it, especially since I was fine with the older design and I didn't see any choices (and I'm stupid) so I uninstalled the whole plugin. Nice job with the other features, though.
Notice that I'm a rookie so I'm probably wrong.

Good, but it slows down my website
By , for WP 3.5.1

Generally, Jetpack is good; but it slows down my self-hosted website which resulted as some pictures not showing up. Yesterday, I even couldn't post a single entry so I decided to deactivate Jetpack and apparently things went OK again. Hopefully Jetpack team could fix this soon :)

Fix the Twitter widget!
By , for WP 3.4.2

There are a lot of things about Jetpack I love. The sharing options, the Facebook like box, the different commenting options, these are great. But the Twitter widget needs a fix, and badly.

When I first installed Jetpack yesterday and saw the Twitter widget wasn't responding, I hit the web for some answers. I found other Jetpack users saying they had the exact same problem, and some of these comments were well over a year old. After all this time and still no fix? That's ridiculous.

Lowers the Bar for Many Features
By , for WP 3.5.1

Jetpack has come a long way, and I include it in my Must Have Plugins list because it lowers the bar for so many features that bloggers need and would require many plugins and hours of work to set up with Jetpack, including:

1 - Contact forms that don't require captcha
2 - Social Sharing icons on posts and/or pages
3 - Automatic publishing of posts to your social networking sites
4 - Subscribe to RSS by email
5 - Publish to your blog by email
6 - Very very cool WordPress galler display options and lightbox
7 - Custom CSS so you can style your theme without messing with the themes files
8 - Lots of extra widgets

Things I would use with reservation:

1 - Photon - it caches your images to the cloud thus speeding up your site. However, depending on what other image plugins you are using and how you have inserted your images, you can have weird things happen to your images. Simply de-activate Photon if there's a problem.

2 - WP Stats - I prefer Google Analytics, but I would use this for simpler sites.

In terms of the complaints by other users, I would respond that you only have to use the parts of Jetpack you want to use. Not all features are turned on automatically.

For more complex sites, I don't use Jetpack, because I need more control over styling of the various features above and don't want redundant plugins. But for basic sites, I think it's quite wonderful!

Great for those who use WordPress.com
By , for WP 3.5

The plugin work greats and provides loads of features that most novice users would enjoy having on their blog (although there are plenty of plugins that will accomplish the same things). In addition, the stats feature is quite amazing.

My one (huge) problem with Jetpack? It requires a connection to WordPress.com. While this does not really bother me with things like Stats, it renders other things (like subscriptions) useless for those that want to keep users on the main blog.

Once Jetpack implements the option to use not WordPress.com for other things, I will give it a better rating.

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