Ready to add powerful features to your WordPress website to keep your site secure and increase traffic? This 42-part tutorial series by WordPress educator, Zac Gordon, provides a complete explanation of each of the modules in Jetpack, the powerful all-in-one plugin for WordPress.
This is the best twenty bucks you’ll ever spend if you activate Jetpack on your WordPress site.” — Chris Lema, WordPress Advisor
Jetpack is a single plugin that gives you the most powerful features from WordPress.com, connecting your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com’s infrastructure to take advantage of detailed stats, easy social sharing, and a whole lot more!
With Jetpack, you can:
- Install dozens of powerful features with just a click.
- Boost your site’s traffic, security, and performance.
- Add new tools to make creating and publishing your content easier.
- Get regular updates and new features from the same folks who build WordPress.com.
Jetpack is loaded with features. But what do all those features do? And which ones should you add to your site? With all those features, Jetpack can be a bit overwhelming at first. That's why we created this comprehensive, 42-part guide to the Jetpack plugin. This course will teach you how to install and configure each of Jetpack's features to take your WordPress website to the next level. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of all the features in Jetpack!
About the Instructor, Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon is a professional educator with years of experience teaching in the classroom, leading workshops, giving talks and recording online courses. He has taught a range of web-related topics, but his teaching passion is WordPress.
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Installing and Setting Up Jetpack
This brief video tutorial will show you how to install and connect the Jetpack plugin for your WordPress site.
Choosing the Right Plan for You
This brief tutorial video explains the various pricing plans available for the Jetpack plugin, and helps you choose which one is right for your WordPress site.
If you run into trouble with Jetpack or one of its components, it’s easy to get help to solve the problem. This video tutorial will show you how to get help.
The Jetpack Dashboard
This video tutorial provides a quick tour of the Jetpack dashboard, including how to view more details about each feature.
Jetpack Settings Overview
This video provides a quick overview of the Jetpack plugin Settings to design, secure, and grow your site.
Jetpack Writing Settings Overview
This video tutorial provides a quick overview of the various options available under the Writing Settings tab in the Jetpack plugin.
Jetpack WordPress.com Toolbar
This video demonstrates how to enable the WordPress.com toolbar in Jetpack, replacing the default WordPress admin bar.
Jetpack Composing Features
In this video, we’ll take a look at the Composing features provide by the Jetpack plugin to check your spelling, style, and grammar, or enable Markdown syntax.
Jetpack Media Features
In this video, we’ll take a look at the Jetpack Media features to speed up image load times, as well as create gorgeous, full-screen photo galleries.
Jetpack Custom Content Types
Jetpack Custom Content Types enables you to add new types of content on your site like a Portfolio, Testimonials, or just about anything else you can imagine!
Jetpack Theme Enhancements
In this video, we’ll explore the theme enhancements provided by Jetpack, including Infinite Scroll and the Jetpack Mobile Theme.
Jetpack Post by Email
Post by Email is an easy way to publish posts on your blog by simply writing and sending an email from any email client instead of using the post editor.
Jetpack Sharing Settings Overview
This brief video tutorial provides a quick overview of the various options available under the Sharing Settings tab in the Jetpack plugin.
Jetpack’s Publicize feature automatically shares your site’s posts on social media networks whenever you publish a new post.
Jetpack Sharing Buttons
Jetpack Sharing adds buttons that give your readers the ability to easily share your content with Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other services.
Jetpack Like Button
The Jetpack Like button gives your visitors an easy way to show they appreciate your content with a simple click.
Jetpack Discussion Settings Overview
This video tutorial provides a quick overview of the various options available under the Discussion Settings tab in the Jetpack plugin.
Jetpack Comments allows your visitors to use their WordPress.com, Twitter, or Facebook accounts when commenting on your site.
Jetpack Subscriptions lets visitors to your site sign up to receive notifications of your latest posts and comments.
Jetpack Traffic Settings Overview
This video tutorial provides a quick overview of the various options available under the Traffic Settings tab in the Jetpack plugin.
In this video, we’ll explore how Jetpack can help you generate revenue from your site with high-quality ads and payment options.
Jetpack Related Posts
Jetpack Related Posts increases page views by showing your visitors related content from your site at the bottom of your posts.
Jetpack Search Engine Optimization
Jetpack can help you optimize your site and content to get more traffic from search engines!
Jetpack Google Analytics
This quick video tutorial will show you how to connect your site to Google Analytics using Jetpack.
Jetpack Sitemaps make it easy for search engines to find your site and include it in relevant search results.
Jetpack Site Verification
Site Verification establishes your site’s authenticity with external services like Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Center, and Pinterest.
Jetpack Security Settings Overview
This video tutorial provides a quick overview of the various Security Settings available in the Jetpack plugin.
Jetpack can securely backup your entire website, including your content, data, media, and WordPress settings.
Jetpack Brute Force Attack Protection
Jetpack Protect protects your site against malicious login attempts and brute force attacks on your site.
Jetpack WordPress.com Login
Jetpack’s WordPress.com Login allows your visitors to securely log into your site using their WordPress.com account.
Jetpack Features with No Settings
This video tutorial provides a quick overview of the many ‘hidden’ options that are available in the Jetpack plugin, even though they may not have a dedicated settings panel.
Jetpack Beautiful Math
Beautiful Math lets you use LaTeX markup for writing complex mathematical equations, formulas, and more.
Jetpack Contact Form
Jetpack Contact Form lets you easily create and insert a customizable contact form anywhere on your site.
Jetpack Custom CSS
The Custom CSS Editor allows you to customize the appearance of your theme without the need to create a child theme or worry about theme updates overwriting your customizations.
Jetpack Widget Visibility
The Widget Visibility module enables you to configure widgets to appear only on certain pages (or be hidden on certain pages) by using the Visibility panel.
Jetpack Extra Sidebar Widgets
The Extra Sidebar Widgets module adds several new widgets to your blog, including RSS Links to Twitter Timelines, Facebook Like Boxes, and more.
Jetpack notifications let you view and moderate comments right from the toolbar, anywhere on your site, or across WordPress.com.
Jetpack JSON API
The JSON API is an advanced feature that enables developers to manage and access your site’s content via the REST API.
Akismet Spam Filtering
Jetpack enables you to easily enable Akismet’s anti-spam filtering so you don’t have to worry about spam again.