Podcast Episode

134 – The Benefits of Using Jetpack


The Benefits of Using Jetpack

In this episode, I go into detail about each module of the JetPack plugin.

  • Beautiful Math: Mark up your posts with the LaTeX markup language, perfect for complex mathematical equations and other über-geekery.
  • Carousel: Transform your standard image galleries into an immersize full-screen experience.
  • Comments: Give your readers the ability to comment using their WordPress.com, Twitter, or Facebook accounts.
  • Contact Form: Insert a contact form anywhere on your site.
  • Custom CSS: Customize your site’s look without modifying your theme.
  • Enhanced Distribution: Share your public posts and comments to search engines and other services in real-time.
  • Gravatar Hovercards: Show a pop-up business card of your users’ Gravatar profiles in comments.
  • Infinite Scroll – Learn how to add infinite scroll support to your theme.
  • JSON API – Allow applications to securely access your content through the cloud.
  • Likes – Likes are a way for people to show their appreciation for content you have written. It’s also a way for you to show the world how popular your content has become.
  • Mobile Push Notifications – Get notified of new comments on your Apple device.
  • Mobile Theme: Optimize your site for mobile devices.
  • Photon – Accelerate your site by loading images from the WordPress.com CDN.
  • Post by Email – Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.
  • Publicize – Publicize makes it easy to share your site’s posts on several social media networks automatically when you publish a new post.
  • Social Links: this module is a canonical source, based on Publicize, that themes can use to let users specify where social icons should link to.
  • Sharing: Share your content on Facebook, Twitter, and more with a few simple clicks.
  • Shortcode Embeds: Embed content from YouTube, Vimeo, SlideShare, and more into your site, no coding necessary.
  • WP.me Shortlinks: Enable WP.me-powered shortlinks for all of your Posts and Pages for easier sharing.
  • Spelling and Grammar: Improve your spelling, style, and grammar with the After the Deadline proofreading service.
  • WordPress.com Stats: Monitor your stats with clear, concise reports and no additional load on your server.
  • Subscriptions: Allow users to subscribe to your posts and comments to receive notifications via email.
  • Tiled Galleries: Display your image galleries in three new styles: a rectangular mosaic, a square mosaic, and a circular grid.
  • Toolbar Notifications – Get notified of activity on your site, right from the toolbar.
  • Extra Sidebar Widgets: Add images, Twitter streams, and your site’s RSS links to your sidebar.

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    • kevinmulryne Reply

      Hi Dustin. Just switched on Photon – WOW! Everyone should do this! It has *dramatically* speeded up my website loading. Genius. I have been using Jetpack for ages but never switched this on before. As you said in previous episodes, using a content delivery network is a no-brainer and this is one for free! I can’t believe how good it is.
      Thanks for everything you do!

      Jul 8, 2013
      • dhartzler10 Reply

        kevinmulryne Awesome Kevin! So glad it’s sped your site up!

        Jul 8, 2013

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