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Jetpack just flew in to DreamHost and boy are its thrusters tired!


Today Automattic launched Jetpack, a WordPress plugin that “supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com”. Their words, not ours. Hence the quotes.

Jetpack is a collection of eight plugins that together combine to strengthen the WordPress core and make it even more powerful. Think of it as an expansion pack. With jets.

DreamHost is proud to be a Jetpack launch partner!

Included in the Jetpack core:

  • WordPress.com Stats
    “Simple, concise site stats with no additional load on your server.”
  • Twitter Widget
    “Display the latest updates from a Twitter user inside your theme’s widgets.”
  • Gravatar Hovercards
    “Show a pop-up business card of your users’ gravatar profiles in comments.”
  • WP.me Shortlinks
    “Enable WP.me-powered shortlinks for all of your Posts and Pages for easier sharing.”
  • Sharedaddy
    “The most super duper sharing tool on the interwebs. Share content with Facebook, Twitter, and many more.”
  • LaTeX
    “Mark up your posts with the LaTeX markup language, perfect for complex mathematical equations and other über-geekery.”
  • After the Deadline
    “After the Deadline helps you write better by adding spell, style, and grammar checking to WordPress.”
  • Shortcode Embeds
    “Easily embed videos and more from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and SlideShare.”

…and that’s just the start! There’s more features in the works for Jetpack.

As of about thirty seconds ago, all new WordPress installs completed with our One-Click Installer will include Jetpack by default.

Already using WordPress? No worries – Jetpack is free. You can download it right now and start using it within minutes.


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