JetPack Plugin

The JetPack plugin is included primarily for the purpose of site traffic stats collection – this used to be provided by its predecessor, the Stats plugin.

The plugin has had over 3.4 million downloads and it is rated 3.8 out of 5.

JetPack has a ton of features, the most interesting of which are:

  • Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server
  • Email subscriptions for your blog’s posts and comments.
  • Social networking enabled comment system.
  • Simple, Akismet-backed contact forms.
  • Easily embedded media from popular sites like YouTube, Digg, and Vimeo.
  • Integration with and automatic posting to your favorite social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn
  • A widget for displaying recent tweets. Previously provided by Wickett Twitter Widget
  • Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks. Previously provided by the Sharedaddy WordPress plugin.
  • A CSS editor that lets you customize your site design without modifying your theme.

WP Whoosh uses JetPack for:

  • A Contact Form
  • A Twitter Recent Tweets Widget
  • A Facebook LikeBox Widget

After being whooshed JetPack is not connected to WordPress.com. You need to connect it up to your own WordPress.com account to enable its features.

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