WordPress & Jetpack Update

April 27, 2011

We have now added Automattic’s Jetpack to all new WordPress installs, and we’ve also updated WordPress to version 3.1.1. Jetpack is a collection of the best and most popular WordPress plug-in, which you can now have bundled with your WordPress site in one easy install, saving you a lot of time.

All new WordPress installs on our web hosting accounts will automatically have this added (excluding FreeHost for domains). The plug-in pack includes:

• WordPress.com stats
• Twitter widget
• Gravatar hover cards
• WP.me shortlinks
• Sharedaddy
• And much more…

To install Jetpack on your WordPress site, once you have completed the set up process click on ‘Plugins’ in your left hand navigation. You will see you already have Akismet, Hello Dolly and now Jetpack.

Click on ‘activate’ which brings up this message…

Click on ‘Connect to wordpress.com’ and once there, enter your wordpress.com details (or set up an account). It is as easy as that.