Jetpack WordPress Settings

Jetpack WordPress Settings

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This series will show you “How to set up a Blog” and perform “WordPress Configuration“, we use these guidelines to deploy configure new websites on our production installations for professional services such as an Accounting firm, Medical Practice or Finance Broker.

In this example I will be working with and

In this lesson we run through setting up Jetpack WordPress

  • Stats
  • User Comments
  • Blog Subscriptions
  • Post by Email
  • User Likes
  • Related Posts
  • Social media Sharing
  • Spelling and Grammer
  • Gravatar Hovercards
  • Omnisearch
  • Sidebar Widgets
  • Website monitoring (is website is up or down)
  • Photon

This is part of the “How to set up a Blog” professional series and includes best practices and processes that we follow for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.

Initial Configuration


Phase 1, is done early in the configuration process and covers required settings that would BLOCK the project if they were not ready Stats – Configure


Click configure to setup Stat’s
Provides Simple, concise site stats with no additional load on your server. Stats – Basic Settings


Comments – Why



Jetpack Comments replaces your default comment form with a new comment system that has integrated social media login options.

We’re breaking down the barriers between you and your audience. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment. No longer do they need to create yet another account and profile!

Jetpack Comments – Activate


A new comment system that has integrated social media login options.

  • Click activate
  • Click Configure (seen after activation

Jetpack Comments – Basic Settings


Configure Subscriptions


Easily allow any visitor to subscribe to all of your posts via email through a widget in your blog’s sidebar. Every time you publish a post, will send a notification to all your subscribers.

Subscriptions – Basic Settings


Post by Email – Deactivate


Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.

When building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system, Deactivate this feature


Configure Carousel


Transform your standard image galleries into an immersive full-screen experience.

Carousel – Basic Settings


Configure Likes


Likes allow your readers to show their appreciation for your posts and other published content using their accounts. Your readers will then be able to review their liked posts from

Likes – Basic Settings


Related Posts


“Related Posts” shows additional relevant links from your site under your posts. If the feature is enabled, links appear underneath your Sharing Buttons and Likes

Related Posts – Basic Settings




The most super duper sharing tool on the interwebs. Share content with Facebook, Twitter, and many more.

Sharing – Configuration Panel


Drag from Available Services into:

  1. Drag and drop available services here, or;
  2. Services dragged here will be hidden behind a share button

Sharing – Basic Settings


Configure Spelling and Grammer


The After the Deadline Proofreading service improves your writing by using artificial intelligence to find your errors and offer smart suggestions.

Spelling and Grammer – Basic Settings


Configure Gravatar Hovercards


Hovercards enhance plain Gravatar images with information about a person: name, bio, pictures, their contact info, and other services.

Gravatar Hovercards – Basic Settings


Activate Omnisearch


Search once, get results from everything! Currently supports searching posts, pages, comments, media, and plugins.

Activate Google+ Profile


The Google+ profile module allows you to connect your blog and Google+ accounts.

Displayed below your posts will be a link back to your Google+ profile and a Google+ follow button. A link will also be added to your Google+ profile.

Configure Extra Sidebar Widgets


Easily add images, Twitter updates, and your site’s RSS links to your theme’s sidebar.

Sidebar Widget – Default Settings


Sidebar Widget – Basic Settings


Alter the Side Bar Widgets by changing from the default settings (left) to the basic settings (right)

Configure Monitor – Test if website up or down


Jetpack Monitor will keep tabs on your site, and alert you the moment that downtime is detected.

Monitor – Basic Settings


Just setup an email address to send messages to if the site goes up or down

Configuration after Go Live


Phase 2, has dependencies on other project tasks including detailed information collection for the client

Activate Photon


Photon is a free Content Delivery Network that can be used with any WordPress Website

Note: Because of the issues with no-cache in regards to Photon, it is recommened that you install Photon after the site is live and themes are complete

Proton is a Free CDN for WordPress


Give your site a boost by loading images in posts from the content delivery network. We cache your images and serve them from our super-fast network, reducing the burden on your Web host with the click of a button.

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