Jetpack users: Publish from your desktop with the WordPress.com app for Mac!

Great news for Jetpack users! With the release of the new WordPress.com, there are some exciting improvements for Jetpack users, too!

The Jetpack plugin now gives your self-hosted sites access to the new WordPress.com publishing and site-building tools — and the brand new WordPress.com app for Mac, along with a host of features to speed up, secure, and simplify site administration like automatic backups and plugin auto-updating.

Use the desktop app to focus on your content and design with no other browser tabs to distract you, or to keep your sites sidelined but accessible. Build your site anywhere, in whatever way helps you get your best work done: the app is powered by the same technology that runs WordPress.com, creating a seamless experience for publishing and browsing whether you’re in a browser, a mobile app, or the desktop!

(Windows and Linux users, we haven’t forgotten you! Visit the download page and sign up to be notified when your apps are available.)

Download the app

View the video below to see the improvements and an introduction to the new WordPress.com app for Mac:

To make sure you can take full advantage of the multisite management and publishing capabilities via the WordPress.com interface and the new WordPress.com app for Mac, turn on Jetpack Manage to enable site management in your plugin settings.

Learn more about the new WordPress.com and the WordPress.com app for Macthe technologies underlying the new WordPress.com and the process of building it, or read what our CEO has to say about the changes

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8 Responses to Jetpack users: Publish from your desktop with the WordPress.com app for Mac!

  1. I am completely confused buy this post. I had understood “self-hosted” sites to be wordpress.ORG, not wordpress.COM, and that WP.com users can’t use the Jetpack plug-ins at all, much less benefit from all this newness.

    Not so?

    Please explain?

    Thanks. I use WP.com

    • Jeremy says:

      The new Editor and the desktop apps are already available to every WordPress.com user, including you! You can read more about it here.

      The Jetpack plugin is only there as bridge between WordPress.com and WordPress.org: it enables “self-hosted” sites to use these WordPress.com features.

      I hope this clarifies things a bit!

  2. islesgilian says:

    I have been waiting for this!!!🙂

  3. Jeremy says:

    So… I need a wordpress.com login to use this? And when I go there, it wants me to, like, create a wordpress.com site, which I have no need for. What’s the deal?

    • Jeremy says:

      The desktop app is useful to manage WordPress.com sites as well as self-hosted WordPress sites you connected to a WordPress.com account.

      If you’d like to try the app for one of your self-hosted WordPress sites, start by installing the Jetpack plugin under Plugins > Add New in your dashboard. You’ll be able to create a WordPress.com account during Jetpack’s configuration, and you won’t need to create a WordPress.com site.

      If you’d like to create a WordPress.com account without using Jetpack, you can do so here:
      https://wordpress.com/start/account

      • Jeremy says:

        Oh, so there’s a sign-up process during Jetpack setup that doesn’t want me to create a site? Cool, will try. Thanks.

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