What is Jetpack by WordPress.com?

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Offers a ton of functionality in one plugin, including site backups and spam prevention in the paid version. Recommended if you need Akismet and/or VaultPress plugins. This plugin requires a free WordPress.com account. A word of caution… depending on how it’s configured and how many of its options are activated, it can be resource-heavy.

More Info on Jetpack


Initial Configuration

Turn off any options you won’t use since they will waste resources and slow down your site. For most sites, the options below work well, but your site may have different needs so use your best judgment. For example, if you opt for social media sharing or security options in this plugin, you may not need other plugins like Genesis Simple Share or iThemes Security. Always make sure you don’t enable redundant functionality from plugins.


  • Notifications: OFF


  • Site Stats: ON
  • Sharing: OFF
  • Publicize: OFF
  • Related Posts: OFF
  • Comments: OFF
  • Likes: OFF
  • Subscriptions: ON
  • Gravatar Hovercards: OFF
  • Sitemaps: OFF
  • Enhanced Distribution: ON
  • Site Verification: OFF


  • Protect: ON
  • Monitor: ON
  • Single Sign On: OFF


  • Tiled Galleries: OFF
  • Photon: OFF
  • Carousel: OFF
  • Extra Sidebar Widgets: OFF
  • Widget Visibility: OFF
  • Custom CSS: OFF
  • Infinite Scroll: OFF
  • Mobile Theme: OFF
  • Holiday Snow: OFF


  • me Shortlinks: OFF
  • Shortcode Embeds: ON
  • Contact Form: OFF
  • Spelling and Grammar: OFF
  • Markdown: OFF
  • Post by Email: OFF
  • Beautiful Math: OFF
  • Custom Content Types: OFF


Most options are automatic. For shortcode embeds, visit the documentation at https://jetpack.com/support/shortcode-embeds/.

Have questions regarding Jetpack? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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