How to install and set up Jetpack in WordPress

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up Jetpack plugin in WordPress.

Jetpack secures your wordpress website and helps in increasing the website traffic.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu.

In Search Plugins window, search Jetpack.

We have searched the plugin here.

Now , Click on Install Now button.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the Jetpack plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin

This tutorial assumes that you have a registered account with wordpress.com.

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Sign up for a new wordpress account or use existing registered account.

Type in your email address , desired username and password in respected fields.

Then click the Sign Up and Connect button.

In order to finish the connection process , click on Approve button.

Your Jetpack plugin is now activated and connected with WordPress.

You can subscribe for a plan that’s best suited for you.

Let’s click on Activate recommended features button.

The features are activated now.

Let’s configure the plugin.

Click on Settings button.

Under the writing settings, enable the WordPress.com toolbar if you’re comfortable using it.

Under Composing section keep the Write Posts or pages in plain-text Markdown syntax option disabled.

Keep the Check your spellings, style and grammer option enabled.

Configure the media options as per your requirements.

Set your desired Color scheme.

Click on Save Settings button.

Under ‘Custom Content Types’, turn on the Testimonials if you want to add and show them to your customers.

Turn on the Portfolios option if you want it to be displayed on your website.

Configure the Theme enhancements options as per your requirements.

Disable the Publish posts by sending an email option.

Scroll up and click on Sharing tab.

Configure the Publicize connections option as per your requirement.

Click on Connect your social media accounts option to connect all your social media profiles to Jetpack.

Enable/disable the sharing buttons option as per your requirement.

Click on Configure your sharing buttons option to add or remove various sharing buttons on your website.

Scroll up and click on Discussion tab.

If the comments option is enabled the readers will have an option to comment on your posts using their social media profiles.

Configure the Comments option as per your requirements.

Choose the Color scheme Light or Dark as per your website theme.

Click on Save Settings button.

Keep the Subscriptions options enabled.

In order to view your email followers click on View your Email Followers option.

Scroll up and click on Traffic tab.

To view and configure the website traffic stats click on the dropdown button.

You can use the opensource version of Jetpack by clicking on Skip button at bottom.

Configure the other sub-options as per your requirements.

Configure the options as per your requirements.

The Related posts option scans all of your posts, analyzes them, and lets you show contextual posts your visitors might be interested in reading.

Configure the options as per your requirements.

Enable/disable it as per your needs.

Sitemaps option helps to generate a Sitemap of your website.

In order to verify your website and manage the multiple search engine services, Activate the Site Verification Tool.

Scroll up and click on Security tab.

Keep the Brute force attack protection option enabled.

To whitelist your IP or other IPs click on dropdown button.

You can see your current IP here.

Click on Add to whitelist button

You can whitelist a series of IP addresses or specify a IP range in Whitelisted IP addresses box.

Keep the WordPress.com log in options disabled.

That’s it , You have successfully configured the Jetpack plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Jetpack plugin in WordPress.

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