Problem with Jetpack seems to have been resolved
There were quite a few people having problems with the plugin, myself included. In particular the Stats package stopped working and complained that it was not connected to WordPress.com.
It now seems to have sorted itself out and I reckon the problem was that the system could not handle the huge rush of users. It now seems to be working OK.
WordPress have just released the extremely powerful JetPack plug-in. This feature will add quite a few useful utilities that were only available as a complete package to blogs on the company’s free blogging platform, WordPress.com.
It is clear that JetPack will be used by WordPress to add other features in the future in a similar way to aps on mobile phones. There may be charges for some of these new added features in the future.
Features of Jetpack
- Gravatar Hovercards: Find out who’s commenting on your posts with enhanced information for Gravatars (includes full name, bio, other web profiles).
- WordPress.com Stats: Keep on top of your traffic with powerful and simple to understand statistics for your site.
- Twitter Widget: Keep your readers more up to date by syncing your tweets to your site via a simple widget.
- Shortcodes: Quickly add movies, images, and more to your posts and pages with a single line of code.
- Shortlinks: Automatically creates an easy to copy/paste mini-url for any post on your site.
- : Use the famous markup language to quickly create beautiful mathematical expressions and equations.
- Sharedaddy: Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks.
- After the Deadline: Your writing will improve thanks to this artificial intelligence based spell, style, and grammar checker.
Installation of Jetpack
Installation of the package is relatively straightforward. Once installed individual features need to be configured.
Login to the WordPress Dashboard
Click on the Plugin button
Click Add New
Type in the search term jetpack and click Search Plugins button
Click Install Now
Confirm that you want to install the plugin by clicking the OK button
Click Activate Plugin
You will see a message displayed at the top of the Plugin page the above message Your Jetpack is almost ready with a green button Connect to WordPress.com on the right.
Click the Connect to the WordPress.com button.
If you have a WordPress account sign-in. You will need to Authorize the connection to your blog and then you can go to the plugin’s configuration.
Getting a WordPress Account
or Click Need an Account link on the right
Enter your details and then press the Sign up button
You will be sent an email. You will need to confirm on the link in the email to join WordPress.com
This is optional: You will asked to add your profile
If you do then press Submit button.
Once your account has been validated it is generally easier to go back to the WordPress Dashboard and click the green Connect of WordPress