Accelerate Your Site and SEO With Jetpack

An illustration of a site loading quickly with Jetpack

Regardless of the type of site you’re running, making sure that it loads quickly and feels fast should be among of your primary goals.

A fast site means a better visitor experience. Shorter load times can lead to lower bounce rates, happier readers, more page views, a healthier Time on Page, and — if you’re running a store — improved sales.

Because Google uses site speed in its ranking algorithm, it also has a direct influence on your SEO. Fast load times can result in higher rankings and ultimately lead to increased organic traffic.

Jetpack’s new site accelerator can improve your site speed and help you take control of your SEO. This new feature, similar to our Image CDN, allows you to host static site assets — such as JavaScript files and CSS stylesheets — on Jetpack’s servers and serve them from our own Content Delivery Network (CDN). This means less stress on your servers and an improved browsing experience for your visitors.

Currently, only files included in WordPress core and the Jetpack plugin can be served by our CDN.

Ready to take your new site accelerator for a spin?

Go to Jetpack Settings Writing in the dashboard of your WordPress site and toggle the Enable site accelerator option found in the Performance & speed section. No additional configuration or set up is necessary.

We’d love to hear from you

Enable the new site accelerator for your sites and let us know if you have any feedback — we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment below or open an issue in our GitHub repository.

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Activity: A New Way to Monitor, Debug, and Repair Your Site

The Jetpack team takes the security of your site seriously. We know that keeping a website safe and secure often boils down to knowledge — what changes took place? When? — so we’re excited to announce the new Activity feature is now available on all Jetpack and WordPress.com websites.

Smart site owners know that it’s important to keep a close eye on everything happening in their dashboard. Plugin installations, theme changes, and post content updates are critical events that can dramatically change your site. Monitoring them has always been important; now it’s also easy.

Activity is a convenient, chronological list of changes made to your site. It records and displays the most important events, including:

    • Published or updated posts and pages.
    • Comment submission and management activity.
    • Settings and options modifications.
    • Login attempts by registered site users.
    • Plugin installations, updates, and removals.
    • Theme switches, installations, updates, and deletions.

When you try out Activity, you’ll find the 20 most recent events that took place on your site. If you have a Personal or Premium plan, you’ll have access to 30 days’ worth of events. Customers on the Professional plan will have access to a full year of events. Paid customers can also filter activities by type and date range to find exactly what you want in less time.

Activity is more than just an audit log. Having access to this comprehensive list of events makes it easier to troubleshoot and repair your site when you need to. Whether it was a faulty plugin update or an errant theme change that damaged your site, Activity takes much of the guesswork out of finding out where and when things went wrong.

Monitor your site, no matter where you are

You don’t have to be stuck at your desk to keep a close eye on your site. Access your site’s activity directly from the WordPress mobile apps, and enjoy peace of mind from wherever life takes you.

Stay up to date on the latest theme and plugin updates

Keeping your themes and plugins up-to-date — and knowing when you last updated each item — is critical to the security of your site. With Activity you have access to all the details in one place, and you can even update themes and plugins directly from the event log.

We’d love to hear from you

Give Activity a try on your sites and let us know if you have any feedback — we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment below or open an issue in our GitHub repository.

 

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Blast Off With Jetpack and InMotion Hosting

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with InMotion Hosting to make Jetpack Personal and Professional plans available to their customers at no additional cost. This means you get a Jetpack plan for free when you choose one of five WordPress hosting plans with InMotion.

Here’s a little more information about the partnership for those of you new to either InMotion Hosting, Jetpack, or both.

InMotion Hosting: Speedy, secure WordPress hosting

With InMotion Hosting, you get high speed performance, top security, excellent customer service, and plans that fit your site as it grows. This means a faster and more reliable experience that keeps customers on your site. With managed WordPress hosting, you get a host that’s fully dedicated to WordPress sites… and now, the added bonus of Jetpack.

Take advantage of InMotion’s free website migration, or easily get started on a new website with WordPress pre-installed.

New to Jetpack?

Jetpack Personal, included with InMotion’s WP-2000S and WP-3000S hosting plans, offers everything a new WordPress user needs to grow and secure their website. Normally $39 annually, access to Jetpack Personal via your InMotion plan includes:

  • Real-time, off-site backups of your entire site content, data, and settings with one-click restores.
  • An unlimited image content delivery network (CDN) to speed up the delivery of images.
  • Spam filtering in your comments, contact forms, and product reviews.
  • Automated promotion of new pages and posts on social media networks.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress experts.

InMotion plans with Jetpack Personal included

Even better, InMotion includes Jetpack Professional for all plans WP-4000S and up. Jetpack Professional gives professional bloggers, small business owners, and WordPress experts access to all the tools they need to design and grow an incredible site. Normally $299 annually, access to Jetpack Professional includes everything listed above, plus:

  • Automated malware scanning of your code, themes, and plugins.
  • Unlimited high-speed, ad-free, high-definition video hosting.
  • Pre-approval to a WordPress-specific, high quality ad program to generate revenue.
  • Access to over 250 free and premium WordPress themes to help you design a professional site.

InMotion plans with Jetpack Professional included

How to get started

If you’re already an InMotion Hosting customer, log in to your account to get started.
On the other hand, if you’d like to sign up for managed WordPress hosting with InMotion Hosting, you can do so by viewing their plans here.

If you have questions about Jetpack after signing up, please contact support for assistance. If you need help with your InMotion Hosting plan, you can get in touch with their support team here.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think of this new partnership in the comments!

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Go Faster Than Ever with Jetpack and A2 Hosting

Looking for a fast new host for your WordPress site? We’ve got one for you! We’ve partnered with A2 Hosting to make Jetpack Personal available to their customers at no additional cost. If you’re using A2’s managed WordPress hosting, you’ll have access to Jetpack Personal for free.

Here’s a little more information about what this partnership means for those of you new to either A2 Hosting, Jetpack, or both.

A2 Hosting: Fine-tuned, blazing fast WordPress hosting

A2 Hosting’s top priority is speed. They sport page load times up to 20 times faster than other hosting environments, which helps reduce your website’s bounce rate, load large files more quickly, and keep visitors around for longer. All of this ultimately results in more clicks, conversions, and money for you.

A2 also offers valuable perks like an easy staging environment, LiteSpeed caching, a free SSL certificate, and WP-CLI pre-installed. And with Jetpack, the deal gets even better.

About Jetpack Personal

Jetpack Personal, offered with all of A2 Hosting’s managed WordPress hosting packages, offers everything a new WordPress user needs to grow and secure their website. Normally $39 annually, access to Jetpack Personal via your plan includes:

  • Off-site backups of your content, data, and settings with one-click restores.
  • An unlimited image content delivery network (CDN) to speed up image load times.
  • Spam filtering in your comments, contact forms, and product reviews.
  • Automated promotion of new pages and posts on social media networks.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress experts.

How to get started

  • If you’re already an A2 Hosting customer, you already have access to Jetpack Personal. Log in to your account here to get started.
  • On the other hand, if you’d like to sign up for managed WordPress hosting with A2, you can do so by viewing their plans here.

If you have questions about Jetpack after signing up, please contact support for assistance. If you need help with your A2 Hosting plan, you can get in touch with their support team right here.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think of this new partnership in the comments!

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Get Jetpack with Your WPWebHost Plan

Exciting news: we’ve now partnered with WPWebHost to make Jetpack Personal and Professional plan services available to their customers at no additional cost. In other words, you pay for your hosting and you get a Jetpack plan for free.

Here’s a little more information about the partnership for those of you new to either WPWebHost, Jetpack, or both.

WPWebHost: Managed WordPress hosting with a focus on speed and security

With WPWebHost, you get managed WordPress hosting — that is, a host that’s fully dedicated to WordPress sites. WPWebHost provides their customers with strong security, complete flexibility, and full control over their content… and now, the added bonus of Jetpack.

WPWebHost customers also get bonuses like a sandbox for testing, a fast one-click installer, and a free .blog domain. Their WP Plus plan offers access to a semi-shared hosting environment, while WP Geek offers a dedicated environment for sites that need it.

Here’s a closer look at the three plans offered by WPWebHost.

Not familiar with Jetpack?

Jetpack Personal, offered with WPWebHost’s WP Lite plan, offers everything a new WordPress user needs to grow and secure their website. Normally $39 annually, access to Jetpack Personal via your WPWebHost plan includes:

  • Real-time, off-site backups of your entire site content, data, and settings with one-click restores.
  • An unlimited image content delivery network (CDN) to speed up the delivery of images.
  • Spam filtering in your comments, contact forms, and product reviews.
  • Automated promotion of new pages and posts on social media networks.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress and security experts.

On the other hand, Jetpack Professional gives professional bloggers, small business owners, and WordPress experts access to all the tools they need to design and grow an incredible site. Normally $299 annually, access to Jetpack Professional includes everything listed above, plus:

  • Automated malware scanning of your code, themes, and plugins.
  • Unlimited high-speed, ad-free, high-definition video hosting.
  • Pre-approval to a WordPress-specific, high quality ad program to generate revenue.
  • Access to over 250 free and premium WordPress themes to help you design a professional site.

How to get started

  • If you’re already a WPWebHost customer, you already have access to Jetpack Personal (if you have a WP Lite plan) or Professional (if you have a WP Plus or Geek plan). You can review your current plan and upgrade by logging into your account.
  • On the other hand, if you’d like to sign up for a WPWebHost account, you can do so by viewing their plans here.

If you have questions about Jetpack after signing up, please contact support for assistance. If you need help with your WPWebHost plan, you can get in touch with their support team by logging into your account.

Enjoy and let us know if you have any thoughts in the comments!

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Live Like Royalty with Jetpack and MilesWeb

Some great news for our customers in India! We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with MilesWeb to make our Jetpack Premium and Professional plan services available to their customers at no additional costIf you sign up for a Jack, Queen, or King plan, you’ll now get access to Jetpack automatically.

Here’s a little more information about this deal for those of you new to either MilesWeb, Jetpack, or both.

MilesWeb: Blazing fast managed WordPress hosting for India

MilesWeb is a proud promoter of WordPress in India. They have sponsored and participated in every WordCamp in India to date, and have also created some stellar plans to back up that dedication.

The managed WordPress hosting plans from MilesWeb — which come with the royal names of Jack, Queen, and King — include tons of storage space, plenty of email accounts, free SSL certificate. They also have 99.5% uptime and 24/7 support.

Here’s a closer look at the MilesWeb plans offers.

Along with these perks, MilesWeb offers their customers important technical features, including access to WP-CLI, an integrated CDN, a caching tool, the ability to clone your site, and more.

What you should know about Jetpack

Jetpack Premium, offered with MilesWeb’s Jack and Queen plans, offers everything bloggers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners need to grow and secure their website. Normally $99 annually, access to Jetpack Premium via MilesWeb includes:

  • Real-time, off-site backups of your entire site content, data, and settings with one-click restores.
  • Spam filtering in your comments, contact forms, and product reviews.
  • Automated promotion of new pages and posts on social media networks.
  • Automated malware scanning of your code, themes, and plugins.
  • High-speed, ad-free, high-definition video hosting.
  • Pre-approval to a WordPress-specific, high quality ad program to generate revenue.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress and security experts.

On the other hand, Jetpack Professional gives business owners and online stores access to all the tools they need to design and grow an incredible site. Normally $299 annually, access to Jetpack Professional includes everything listed above, plus:

  • Ecommerce and SEO tools, including Enhanced Ecommerce reporting in Google Analytics.
  • An incredibly fast, flexible site search powered by Elasticsearch.
  • Access to over 250 free and premium WordPress themes to help you design a professional site.

How to get started

  • If you’re already a MilesWeb customer, you already have access to Jetpack Premium (if you have a Jack or Queen plan) or Professional (if you have a King plan). You can review your current plan or upgrade by logging into your account.
  • If you’re a new customer and would like to sign up for a MilesWeb account, you can get started with their managed WordPress hosting plans right here.

If you have questions about Jetpack after signing up, please contact support for assistance. If you need help with your MilesWeb plan, you can get in touch with their support team via live chat, email, or phone.

We’re really excited to have made our first partnership in India, and look forward to introducing many new MilesWeb customers to a better WordPress experience with Jetpack. Let us know if you have any feedback in the comments — we’d love to hear from you!

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Jetpack and The GDPR: What You Need to Know

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (aka the GDPR) is a new and far-reaching privacy regulation, built on a number of fundamental principles. Among these principles are personal data ownership, transparency, security, and individual choice.

At Automattic, we have a long-standing commitment to the principles of the GDPR, and have honored many of them — including data minimization, control, portability, and security — before they were required by law.

Today, we wanted to take some time to explain how Jetpack has been built — and recently improved — to honor the important rights guaranteed by the GDPR. We also wanted to share how you can use some of the new features and tools in Jetpack and WordPress core to honor the rights and principles of the GDPR for your own site visitors.

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Looking Back at Jetpack in 2017 – and Forward to 2018

2017 has been an incredibly productive year for Jetpack. Tons of discussions, user feedback, and hard work have resulted in updates and new features that make your sites even faster, safer, and more engaging. These features also set the groundwork for exciting developments in 2018.

Here are some of the highlights of the year worth looking at again, plus what we’re looking forward to in the next twelve months.

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A Dream Come True: Get Jetpack Professional with Your DreamPress Account

Exciting news: you can now get Jetpack Professional with a DreamPress Plus or Advanced plan at no additional cost. In other words, just pay for your DreamPress hosting and you get Jetpack Professional (a $299 value) for free.

This is an even better version of the deal we offered with DreamHost earlier in the year, which gave you Jetpack Premium for free. We were all so excited about the success of our original partnership with DreamHost that we wanted to make the deal even sweeter and give you our best plan.

Why DreamPress?

DreamPress is DreamHost’s managed WordPress hosting option.

Most hosts give you space on a server somewhere in the cloud, leaving it up to you to manage your WordPress site day-to-day. But DreamPress plans are custom-designed to make installing, using, and maintaining WordPress easier.

With DreamPress, WordPress comes pre-installed and configured right out of the box, updates are handled automatically, and you get 24/7 support from DreamHost’s WordPress experts. It’s a premier hosting experience that delivers faster, more secure WordPress sites — and now DreamPress Plus and Advanced includes all the perks of Jetpack Professional.

What’s included with Jetpack Professional

Jetpack Professional gives you all the top-tier design, marketing, and security features we have to offer. Normally $299 per year, a Professional plan includes:

  • Automated, real-time off-site backups of your site’s content, databases, plugins, themes, and settings with one-click restores.
  • Malware scans of your code, themes, and plugins.
  • Access to more than 300 professional WordPress themes, including over 200 premium themes.
  • Automated social media sharing and scheduling tools.
  • Unlimited storage for video delivered without ads, watermarks, or throttling.
  • Access to a high quality ad program and simple payment button to generate revenue.
  • Priority support from Jetpack’s WordPress experts.

How to get started

If this sounds like something you’d like to try out, here’s how you can get going:

  • If you’re already a DreamPress customer, you have immediate access to Jetpack Professional: any pre-existing Premium plans have already been upgraded automatically. Learn more here.
  • DreamHost users can easily switch to DreamPress and get Jetpack Professional for free right here.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions about Jetpack. Enjoy!

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