A few months ago I started using a new WordPress plugin called JetPack. Jetpack is a combo pack, it doesn’t have just one plugin, but has 8 great plugins all in one neat little package. And they are always working on adding more great plugins to the pack.
As you can see from the print screen, you get a lot of great plugins. The best part is, it easy to activate and deactivate each individual plugin. The Jetpack configuration page will look similar to this print screen. But next to the learn more buttons, you will have an activate button or deactivate button. This way your server isn’t bogged down with useless plugins you will never use.
Directly from Jetpack’s website…
Version 1.2 of Jetpack includes:
- Subscriptions. Your readers can choose to get every new post automatically sent to their email inbox.
- LinkedIn and Google+ buttons for your Sharing UI. Let your visitors spread word of your work to even more social networks.
- Image & RSS Links Widgets. Easily add images or RSS feeds to your sidebar.
- Gravatar Hovercards: Find out who’s commenting on your posts with enhanced information for Gravatars (includes full name, bio, other web profiles).
- WordPress.com Stats: Keep on top of your traffic with powerful and simple to understand statistics for your site.
- Twitter Widget: Keep your readers more up to date by syncing your tweets to your site via a simple widget.
- Shortcodes: Quickly add movies, images, and more to your posts and pages with a single line of code.
- Shortlinks: Automatically creates an easy to copy/paste mini-url for any post on your site.
- : Use the famous markup language to quickly create beautiful mathematical expressions and equations.
- Sharedaddy: Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks.
- After the Deadline: Your writing will improve thanks to this artificial intelligence based spell, style, and grammar checker.
The Pros and Cons of Jetpack
With any piece of software, there are always pros and cons to deal with. You must weigh them and see if if those cons are something you can deal with.
- Great list of plugins at your finger tips.
- Easy to activate and deactivate
- Easy navigation to configure pages for each plugin
- Easy to configure each plugin
- Doesn’t slow down the site load time that bad
- You won’t use all the plugins
- No away to remove an individual plugin from the combo pack
As you can see, in my opinion, the pros out weigh the cons. But that’s only my opinion. What’s yours? And I have no plans on removing this plugin anytime soon.
What’s your thoughts (pros, cons, and other opinions) on this plugin? List them and explain your reasons in the comment section below. If you leave a great comment with your list of opinions, pros, and cons and why, I will add your pros and cons to the article with a link back to your site.