What Is WordPress Jetpack

Have you ever faced the issue of too many plugins being installed on your WordPress website for small things? Jetpack solves those issues.

What is Jetpack?

Jetpack is an all-in-one solution for WordPress developed by the people behind WordPress.com. It eliminates the need to install many plugins and meets the needs in a single plugin.

Below are 7 Reasons why you should be using Jetpack:

1. Lazy Loading

We all know how annoying it can be to wait for a page to finish loading. Especially when it’s being delayed due to the images on that page. Jetpack allows lazy loading of images.

What is Lazy Loading?

Lazy loading is basically fetching an image only when the user sees it.  It is one of the basic requirements when it comes to optimizing the page speed.

There are huge benefits of lazy loading. For one it makes the pages load much faster and reduces the size of your pages. This also leads to plus points in SEO and saves you costly bandwidth usage.

2. Uptime and Downtime monitoring of your WordPress website

Downtime of your website can have serious negative effects for your business. It can lead to loss of sales or dropping in ranks in SERPs. How cool would it be if you can monitor your website’s uptime and downtime without paying for it?

Jetpack allows you to do that easily. Everytime your website goes down you will receive an email and another email when it goes up. No more websites going offline for days without you being aware of it.

3. Customize CSS

We all want to make some minor changes to the themes that we use on our WordPress site. Tweaking the core theme is not recommended and should be avoided. But Jetpack allows you to edit CSS properties without causing any damage to the themes files. It also has options to revert back if any mistakes are made.

You can view the Custom CSS module in Appearance -> Edit CSS.

4. Automate Social Media Posting

With the number of social media sites, it can be time consuming and unnecessary work to share your posts on each one of them. By using Jetpack’s Publicize module you can automate sharing your posts on social media platforms. Sharing your posts on social media sites can bring huge traffic and is also important SEO wise. So, why avoid it when it can be done hassle-free.

You can configure the social media sharing settings from Dashboard -> Jetpack -> Settings -> Sharing tab.

5. Related Posts

Keeping your visitors engaged is very important to build a long term following for your website. This can be achieved by showing the visitors relevant content to what they were just reading. This will also help in reducing the bounce rate of visitors coming from search engines.

Using this function can be resource-intensive though. You can activate this feature from Dashboard -> Jetpack -> Settings -> Traffic tab.

6. Infinite Scroll

Infinite scroll has been famous for some time now. It should be due to the ease of keeping on scrolling infinitely without having to wait for the next page to load. Jetpack gives you two options – to keep on loading and another to give a button to load more.

Infinite scroll is especially good for websites with a huge amount of content. You can configure this feature from Dashboard -> Jetpack -> Settings -> Writing tab.

7. Free CDN

Jetpack provides a free content delivery network named Photon with unlimited bandwidth. Anyone who wants to increase the loading speed of his website should be using CDNs and what better option when Jetpack is providing it for free. We have shared the benefits of a fast loading website above.

In The End

If you aren’t using Jetpack on your website then you are missing out on many things. Jetpack is secure and constantly being updated. With more than 5 million active installs you can’t go wrong with this plugin. Plus there are many other features of Jetpack which you can check out on their plugin page.

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