If you’re a developer, Jetpack includes tools to extend and customize Jetpack to fit your needs.
Working with Jetpack in your local environment
When working on a theme or a plugin in your local environment, you can enable Jetpack’s Development mode to use features that do not require a connection to WordPress.com servers. To use Jetpack in Development mode, you can add
define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true ); to your
wp-config.php. You can learn more about Jetpack Development mode here.
Jetpack and your themes
When developing a new theme, you can include several features that come bundled with Jetpack:
- A Featured Content Slider or area
- Social Links
- Content Options
- Social Menus
- Responsive Videos
- Site Breadcrumbs
- Site Accelerator
- Infinite Scroll
You can also use this dependency script to inform your users that their theme relies on certain Jetpack features, and help them install or activate them as needed.
Jetpack and your plugins
If you’re working on a WordPress plugin, you can check our tips and tricks to interact with the Jetpack plugin: Tips, tricks, and code snippets when working with Jetpack.
Integrate WordPress into your applications
The JSON API module allows you to build a link between WordPress and your applications.
If you want to contribute to Jetpack and help us build and improve the plugin, follow our contributor guide.