What is WordPress Jetpack? What it is used for?
Mainly Jetpack is a WordPress plugin. it is the ultimate toolkit for WordPress. It gives you everything you need to secure, speed up, and grow your site in one place.
With Jetpack, you can get a safer, stronger site via secure logins and protection from brute force attacks. Jetpack was made by a company called Automattic.Inc and Automattic is the largest WordPress-based company in the world.
They make many things, they employ hundreds of people, and it’s a very large business. Because of that, you can expect quality and long-term availability.
They put plenty of resources into Jetpack they’re not going to let it die and they’re not going to let bugs and poor-quality code work their way in.
What Is Jetpack used for?
Now let’s move on to our question of What Is Jetpack For? Jetpack was built to leverage the power of the servers at WordPress.com.
Leveraging the power of the servers at WordPress.com reduces strain on your server and can save you time and money.
It deals with traffic and SEO tools, security, and backup services, it helps you make elegant, fast, and rich content,
and it’s always there for you. It works behind the scenes to prevent malicious attacks on your site and to ditch spam.
Jetpack WordPress dashboard
Let me show you the backend of WordPress with Jetpack installed. This is the Jetpack dashboard and I have enabled some stats so you can see here some blog stats.
It tells me all-time views and all-time comments. It tells me that Jetpack has blocked over 320,000 attacks on my site. It’s also blocked nearly 28,000 spam comments. That’s dramatic and saves me an enormous amount of time.
I don’t know if you realize this but when you upload an image to WordPress, WordPress makes multiple copies of it in different sizes so that you can use them in different sizes. With Jetpack it uploads the image to the WordPress servers and it’s processed there.
Additionally, it can even serve it from there like a CDN or Content Delivery Network. That makes the whole process feel much faster and again makes your site run much faster.
There are some great tools for sharing. You can add sharing buttons, and you can even have it automatically share your posts to social networks.
If you use the paid version of Jetpack, you can optionally put ads on your site and then make money from those ads. There’s a great related posts tool and again with the paid version, there are some great SEO tools and Google Analytics tools.
The paid version has backups and security scanning built-in but the free version has spam filtering built-in as well as brute force attack protection.
And if you wish you can activate 2-step authentication which can greatly enhance the security of your site. I haven’t even gone over all the tools in Jetpack and you can already see that there are several tools here. Jetpack can process store and serve media like images and video. It can filter spam.
It can integrate your site with stats and other SEO tools and it can work as a security firewall as well as many more things.
Jetpack is an extremely diverse tool and probably no one is going to use every tool. But most people are going to use many of the tools because Jet pack covers so many areas.
If you haven’t tried it yet I strongly recommend you give it a shot.