How to Install the Jetpack Plugin

Posted OnOct 7, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Plugin Version: 3.1.1

The first step in the guide to the Jetpack WordPress plugin is to install it into your website.

Installing the Plugin

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, scroll down to Plugins and give it a click. You can then click on Add New from the dropdown, or from the top of the Installed Plugins page, as shown below.

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Step 3) On the Install Plugins page, click on Search from the small toolbar, and then insert Jetpack into the search box, before hitting the Search Plugins button.

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Step 4) From the search results, scroll down to Jetpack, read the description on the right, and then click Install Now to get the plugin.

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Activating the Plugin

Step 5) The plugin will now be installed and unpacked onto your website. You just need to activate it now, and you do that by hitting the button marked Activate Plugin.

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Step 6) When the plugin is activated, a huge green button appears asking you to connect to WordPress.com. Click on the button to connect Jetpack to your WordPress website.

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Step 7) You will then be asked to authorize the connection between your website, Jetpack and WordPress.com. Click on the button marked Authorize Jetpack if you have chosen to do so. This will link all of your activity together, and allow JetpacK features to work on your site.

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Step 8) Now that you are connected, you’re ready to rock. Click on the Settings page to activate features. We’ll take a look through these features in another step of the guide.

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The next step of the guide will focus on Configuring Jetpack’s General Settings.

 

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