Jetpack on WordPress
But what is Jetpack?
WordPress.com offers some additional features to WordPress that were not available to bloggers that self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack bridges this gap offering the same features as wordpress.com by connecting you to their “cloud infrastructure”.
What does it do?
- Provides concise stats on visitors to your site
- Social networking integration – twitter widget and Sharedaddy widget
- Improved author information to include floating business card
- WP.me short links for posts and pages
- LaTeX integration to allow complex mathematical equations to be added
- Spelling and grammar checking on posts and pages
- Short codes to allow quick integration of media
If you are already running WordPress there is nothing to stop you manually adding the plugin, it is free and well worth a look. You will need to create an account with WordPress.com to enable the plugin but this is also free and doesn’t take long. Here is a link to the plug-in page http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/
Please note the plugin is only available on WordPress 3.0.5 or later.
For more information on Jetpack please visit their site http://jetpack.me/