Just upgraded my Jetpack plugin to 2.0 and it looks like Automattic has brought more WordPress.com features of Jetpack to self-hosted WordPress site owner.
You see, Jetpack is a plugin that incorporates WordPress.com cloud features to your self-hosted WordPress allowing you to use these features that are previously available only to WordPress.com bloggers. Jetpack also eliminate the need to install separate plugin.
To name some of the features that you can enjoy using Jetpack on your self-hosted WordPress; WordPress.com Stats, Contact Form, WP.me Shortlinks, Notifications, Publicize, Sharing, Spelling and Grammar and more. Now with version 2.0 Automattic added 4 new features like Post by Email, Publicize, Infinite Scroll and Photon.
Post by Email, Publicize and Infinite Scroll are pretty much self-explanatory and of all the 4 new features of Jetpack, Photon is the most interesting because it helps speed up your site by loading images in post and pages from the WordPress.com content delivery network. They (WordPress) do this by creating a cache of all our images then host them on wordpress.com there by reducing the work load of the server. Interesting right?
I’m enabling this feature and see how it will affect the site’s performance, specially when I’m write posts that requires a lot of photos and images. If you’re a regular reader, you can also tell me if you notice any changes by commenting below.
Last modified: November 9, 2012