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The Jetpack plugin is a powerful plugin that adds several different features and tools to your blog.

Jetpack requires you to have a WordPress.com user account in order to use all of the features.

What Can Jetpack Do?

Once you have enabled JetPack using an existing WordPress.com account, or a new WordPress.com account, you can activate any of the following features:

Publicize Makes it easy to share your posts on social networks automatically when you publish a new post. Learn more.
Post by email Allow you to publish post on your blog by email. Learn more.
Carousel Transforms any photo gallery you’ve embedded in a post or page into a full screen photo browsing feature with comments and EXIF metadata. Learn more.
Sharing Enables you to add sharing buttons to your posts so that your readers can easily share your content on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Learn more.
Related Posts Displays related posts at the bottom of your posts. Learn more.
Spelling and Grammar Can be set to force you to check grammar and spelling before publishing a new post.  Learn More.
Tiled Galleries Extend the type of image galleries you insert into posts and pages from the default thumbnail grid image gallery to include tiled mosaic, square mosaic or circular grid image galleries. Learn more.
WP.me Shortlinks Create short, simple links so you have more characters to write when sharing links on your social networks. Learn more.
Widget Visibility Control which pages widgets appear on. Learn more.
Slideshows Enables you to insert slideshows into posts and pages. Learn more.
Extra Sidebar Widgets Easily add galleries, slideshows, Facebook like and RSS links to your sidebar. Learn more.
Enhanced Distribution  Enhanced distribution is automatically enabled when you connect Jetpack with your WordPress.com account.  It allows your public posts and comments to be included in WordPress,com firehose.
Site Verification Verify that you own/control your website with other external services like Google. Bing and Pinterest

Enable Jetpack using existing WordPress.com account

Follow these instructions if you already have an existing user account on WordPress.com:

1.  Go to Plugins > All

Plugins

2.  Click Activate on the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin.

Activate jetpack

3. Go to Jetpack > Jetpack

Go to Jetpack

4.  Click on “Connect Jetpack” button

Connect Jetpack

5. Add your WordPress.com username and password then click Approve.

Approve

Enable Jetpack by creating a new WordPress.com account

Follow these instructions if you don’t have a WordPress.com account:

1.  Go to Plugins > All

Plugins

2.  Click Activate below the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin.

Activate jetpack

3. Go to Jetpack > Jetpack

Go to Jetpack

4.  Click on “Connect Jetpack” button

Connect Jetpack

5.  Click on Need an Account?

Need an account

6.  Add your email address, username and password then click Create My Account.

  • Make sure you use a valid email address because you need to click on Activate account in the WordPress.com registration email.

Sign up

7.  Log into your email account and click Confirm Now in the WordPress.com registration email.

You must be logged into your Edublogs or CampusPress account in the same web browser as your email inbox when you click on the link otherwise it won’t automatically redirect to the Jetpack connection page.

Confirm Now

8.  Click on Approve.

Click on Approve

This saves your WordPress login details to your site and allows you to use the Jetpack features.