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Quick Start Guide

Overview

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.

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

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

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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!

Connecting to WordPress.com

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

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

If you have a WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com account.

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

Once you have your WordPress.com 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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