Jetpack Plugin for WordPress and Its Importance

For all the people who have no coding skills but want to prove their network presence, WordPress has become the most favorable tool of all time. The platform has released a number of in-system tools to optimize your time and efforts. One of the WordPress plugin-hotshots you should know about is Jetpack. Its primary function is to render to the users some of the benefits. Before we look into the Jetpack’s features, let’s briefly consider how these two WordPress options work.

So, there are two basic ways of using the WordPress platform: and  And each of them has its advantages and limits. is a publishing platform that enables you to create the own piece of webspace to present your product online. In other words, if you want to have a website but don’t really interested in the tech side of the game – you’ve got the right address. The platform allows you to focus on your content and its distribution. Basic functions on are available for free. Yet, for the most advanced features like custom domain, ad integrations, storage space over 3 GB, and any code modifications are chargeable. Besides, if you monetize your website, you split the profit with Automattic. Long story short, you cannot add anything external to the existing version of your website. However, one of the main advantages of this is the security guarantees. You don’t have to worry about hack risks, SPAM bombardments, and making backups. You can be sure that all your material is in safe, what is an essential point. You can learn about it more in a simple but comprehensive way with this analyzing WordPress security essay. The authors seem to know the thing. is a software for creating an independent website on some other hosting platform. It means that you are not tied to the You don’t need to create an account on it, you are not limited by its policy, you are free to modify your code in any way you want. Your website is fully and solely yours. However, the whole package of potential problems and risks is yours, too. You need to handle by yourself all the security and take care of backups.

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Before the Jetpack release in 2011, you had to install dozens of different plugins to cover all the gaps we had in free-standing WordPress version compare to the Jetpack has appeared as the functional bridge between the two and now includes a gallon of important features. Let’s specify.

What does Jetpack do?

#1. It diversifies the functions of your website

The plugin has numerous inbuilt features that make a life of every website owner somewhat simpler. It can automatically show the related posts or add sharing buttons that help to distribute your content to popular social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others. With the Jetpack, you can also display the posts from the thematic web pages from, create contact and comment forms, add multiple social widgets. In other words, it makes you free to add nearly any fancy but practical feature you want.

#2.  It simplifies the management panel

Jetpack plugin offers one of the most handy features, allowing to provide centralized management. With Manage you can control your multiple free-standing websites on a single dashboard on It contains plugin managing tools and allows to set automatic plugin updates. It also let you transmit the posts from the mother platform to your Jetpack site. It also gives you the stats data, yet, let’s save it for the next point.

#3. It tracks and boosts your traffic

Analytics let you feel the trends of your niche and understand your audience. Without it, you’re blind. Jetpack plugin counts your traffic statistic and shows you its dynamic, both the active users, viewers, location stats. Besides, it promotes all the new web pages, pushing them on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I’m talking about  Traffic Stats and Publicize modules that cannot be considered for a full Google Analytics replacement.


However, they are faster in use and give your data in a very simple, comprehensive way. The magic wand for the web business beginners.

#4. It knows: security foremost

As I’ve mentioned above, one of the most critical drawbacks of running an autonomic website compare to the one on, is that you are fully responsible for its security fortification. Well, the Jetpack offers a set of security features that detect and block the malicious attacks on your site.


The basic functions are free, besides, you can use VaultPress to create the automatically updating backup of your site. In additions, Jetpack’s Monitor checks your site every five minutes and if something goes wrong it sends an immediate notification to your account and email.

Summing up

I’ve pointed out the basic Jetpack functions. However, if you dig a little further, you’ll see that one post is far less than can be said about this swiss army tool. The plugin has a set of features for content creation, diversifying and distribution. It also offers a wide range of social media integration tools that make your content accessible and audience engaged. It boosts your SEO strategy. Finally, it makes your site secure. Basically, Jetpack plugin fills the functional gap between the and sites and, at the same time, let you keep your website autonomic and free to change. Altogether, all the mentioned features make the plugin a must-try tool for any WordPress site owner.

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  1. Syed Usman says:

    Hello Amit Shaw,

    I installed JetPack in my WordPress website. After installing it, most of my images are 404. I really don’t know the reason. They appear in the article, but when I just copy and paste the image link, that page is 404. I checked the path too, the path is correct.

    Please help.