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Quick Start Guide


Installing Jetpack

The first thing we need to do is check and see if Jetpack is installed.

To see if Jetpack is installed log into your site, head to your “Dashboard” and click on the “Plugins” tab in the left panel.


On that page, look to see if Jetpack is already installed. If it is you can move on to the Connecting to section.

At the top of the screen press the “Add New” button.


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 and you don’t need Jetpack–its features are already bundled into your site!

Connecting to

One of the main reasons why Jetpack works so well is it uses powerful infrastructure. In order to use’s infrastructure you need to connect your Jetpack-powered site to This requires a free account.

Once you press the “Set up Jetpack” button you’ll be taken to a log in screen.

If you have a account already you can just log in. Otherwise, you’ll need to sign up for one by pressing “Create a new account” link.

Here you will be taken to a sign up form where you will be able to sign up for a free account.

NOTE: accounts are different from the account you use to log into your site. and self-hosted sites are different entities. Visit the following links to learn the differences: vs.

Once you have your account you approve the connection.

That’s it! The total set up time to install and connect Jetpack should take no more than a few minutes.

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