Thứ Tư, 24 tháng 2, 2016
How to Config Plugin Jetpack
Features like Stats, and Social Sharing, and Likes on WordPress.com, and also access to the WordPress.com CDN and other functionality. What you do when you install Jetpack and connect it to your WordPress.com account is extend the reach of your site. So, for example, when you upload images to your WordPress site, you'll also be uploading them to the WordPress.com CDN, or Content Delivery Network, so that you can use their servers to feed in images rather than using your own server.
There's a lot of benefits to doing this, but like I said, it requires that you have a WordPress.com account and that you're logged in. The great thing is that WordPress.com accounts are free. So you can just go to WordPress.com and sign up, and then just don't make a blog and just make the account, and then you can link everything together. I'm already logged in to my WordPress.com account for this course, so I'm just gonna click on Connect to WordPress.com. Now I'm taken to jetpack.wordpress.com and told that I'm trying to connect Lisa & Tony to Jetpack, and connect Jetpack to WordPress.com.
Now that Jetpack has been installed, activated and connected to my WordPress.com account, I can start using its features. And what I wanna do first of all is create better image galleries. To show you what I have right now I'll go to the front end of my site in a different tab, and then navigate to OUR STORY and Engagement Photos. Here you see what WordPress galleries look like out of the box. Like I said previously, they work but they're pretty boring. You can see all the images in a standard grid pattern, and if I click on any of these images, I've linked them directly to the original image.
So now I navigated away from the site and just to the image itself. It works, but it's not ideal. What I want to happen is for the gallery to look really nice, and then I want the user to be able to click on the gallery and open it in a carousel. And I can do all of that with Jetpack. To get to these features I'll go to my Dashboard, go to Jetpack and scroll down, and here under Jetpack features I can go to Category and scroll down until I found Photos and Videos.
When I click Activate again, and go back and reload my page for the gallery, and then click on any of the images, you'll see the images now open in this great carousel where I can easily cycle through the different images and see everything in a full-screen mode. When a user visits these images they can even leave comments on individual images. So this is a really useful feature, specifically for this type of site. So by adding those two features I've changed my image galleries completely, and all of this is automated.
So, when you add a new image galleries, like for example the wedding photos, all this will automatically kick in. Now the last feature I'll activate in this movie is also under the same category, Photos and Videos, and it's called Photon. What Photon does is it moves all of your images from your server to the WordPress.com server. This means whenever people load images up in their browser, they're not pulling it off your server, but rather the WordPress.com server, which is much faster and more efficient. So you're not paying for that traffic anymore.
You're simply offloading it to your free account on WordPress.com. Now, like I said, the features I've activated in this movie are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Jetpack gives you on your site. And if you want to learn more about what Jetpack has to offer, you can go to jetpack.me and check out the different features, or you can just go explore in Jetpack on your site. There's a lot of features here you may want to use, so it's worth taking another look.