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Jetpack VideoPress requirements
- 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 If your version of WordPress is out of date, you’ll see a prompt to automatically upgrade with a single click, or can upgrade manually.
- A WordPress.com account. Don’t have one yet? Sign up for one here, or create one during the Jetpack connection flow. You only need one WordPress.com account to access all our services (including Akismet, Crowdsignal, Gravatar, and WordPress.com itself). If you use any of these services, you already have a WordPress.com account to connect to Jetpack. You can reset your WordPress.com password if you need to.
- A publicly accessible WordPress site: no password protection or Coming Soon / Maintenance Mode plugin in use.
- The Jetpack plugin or the Jetpack VideoPress plugin and a working Jetpack connection.
- A publicly accessible XML-RPC file.
- A paid VideoPress plan (you can upload 1 video for free).
Activate VideoPress from the Jetpack plugin
- Go to WP Admin -> Jetpack -> My Jetpack. Then click, Purchase.
- Once purchased, VideoPress will be enabled for your site. Click Manage to view VideoPress Settings:
- Make sure VideoPress is enabled on the management page in Settings.
- You can select your site-wide video privacy here and see your VideoPress storage usage.
Activate VideoPress with the VideoPress plugin
If VideoPress is the only Jetpack feature you want to use, then the single plugin is probably the best option for you. This dedicated plugin also creates a VideoPress dashboard directly in WP Admin, where you can upload and manage all of your videos. Take
Add your first video
You can upload videos a couple of different ways:
- Upload via WordPress.com
- Upload via VideoPress Block
- Upload via the VideoPress Dashboard (if you have the VideoPress plugin active)
Please read more in Uploading Your Videos, including full details about video format requirements.