Are you ready to blast off with Jetpack? Great! This document will help you get started.
- What do I need in order to run Jetpack?
- How do I install Jetpack?
- I completed the setup process, and I see the screen with the list of features. Now what?
- I need more help! What should I do?
What do I need in order to run Jetpack?
Here are the system requirements for Jetpack:
- A web host that meets the WordPress host requirements.
- The latest version of WordPress. If your version of WordPress is out of date, you’ll see a prompt to automatically upgrade with a single click, or can upgrade manually if your really want to.
- A WordPress.com account. Sign up for one here.
- A publicly accessible WordPress site.
- XML-RPC is publicly accessible.
You can also use Jetpack on a local or closed WordPress installation by enabling Jetpack’s development mode.
How do I install Jetpack?
The easiest way to install Jetpack is from within WordPress itself. Log in to your site and head to your dashboard, click on the Plugins tab in the left panel, then click “Add New.” If you search for “Jetpack,” you’ll find the latest version and be able to install it by clicking the “Install Now” link.
(Don’t see a Plugins menu in your dashboard? Then your site is probably on WordPress.com and you don’t need Jetpack — its features are already bundled into your site!)
If you have installed WP-CLI, you can also get Jetpack by running this command:
wp plugin install jetpack
If you are using a Multisite install, note that Jetpack must be connected individually for each site in the network. Any admin for that site can forge the connection. It does not have to be a different local user or a different WordPress.com user for each site.
I completed the setup process, and I see the screen with the list of features. Now what?
After successfully connecting to your WordPress.com account, most Jetpack features are automatically activated. Head over to Jetpack > Settings in your site’s Dashboard to enable and configure more features, and hit the little ‘i’ button to the right of each one to learn more.
I need more help! What should I do?
If you’re having trouble with Jetpack or one of its components, there are a few steps you can take on your own to try and diagnose the problem.