Automattic decided to give WordPress.com Cloud power to the self-hosted WordPress.org users. The plugin Jectpack supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site or blog. The great and beautiful features of WordPress.com will come to WordPress.org with this one plugin for free. Simply it’s a bridge between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. It’s a dream came true for WordPress.org users as well as Matt Mullenweg. WP.com cloud goodies are ready for WP.org users to fuel their blogs.
For those who don’t know about WordPress, WordPress.com is a centralized blogging platform maintained and supported by Automattic, WordPress.org is a open source CMS blog platform for self-hosted users. WP.org is fully customizable and under full control of the user. So, if you host a WP.org blog or site, you have complete responsibility to maintain, updating new features and more. WP.com is not in your control but it has good and easy to features that are not included in WP.org. If you have your blog at WP.com, you no need to worry about anything, it will be completely maintained by Automattic team.
With this Jetpack WP.org users will get all the new features from WP.com, “These cloud goodies are earlier available for the WP.org users who hosted at WP.com. But now its not a matter where you hosted, If you are using WordPress you are a family member and you will get all those cloud goodies”, said Matt. The one click installtion of WordPress.org is now Jetpack enabled on some big hosting companies like DreamHost, Bluehost, Godaddy, HostGator, Media Temple and Network Solutions.
The launching version of Jetpack includes WordPress.com Stats, Gravatar Hovercards, Twitter Widget, WP.me Shortlinks, Facebook/Twitter/WordPress sharing buttons (Sharedaddy), LaTeX, After the Deadline and Shortcode Embeds. So, one Jetpack plugin will replace around 20 plugins. Still more features are coming soon.
Download Jectpack plugin and upload it in to your WordPress plugins directory. Then go to administration, in plugins activate Jetpack.
Now your Jetpack is almost ready, you have to connect it to WP.com using your WP.com user id and password, which you are already using for WordPRess.com Stats plugin. Here you no need to enter the API key.
Enter your WP.com user name and password and authorize Jetpack to connect to WP.com.
Now it will be connected to WordPress.com from your WordPress.org and ready to supercharge your blog. Just configure what ever features you want.
Thank you Matt Mullenweg for giving this great features to WP.org users under GPL and for free. Code is Poetry and WordPress is Chemistry of Bloggers.