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WordPress JetPack is a plugin to connect your WordPress.com website to your self hosted website with InMotion Hosting and give you features only available in the wordpress.com website. If you need help migrating your WordPress.com website to your InMotion Hosting account, please read our article.

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Installing the JetPack Plugin

Installing JetPack is just like installing any other plugin and you can install it via the WordPress plugin directory in your dashboard or you can install it manually by uploading the files via FTP or File Manager in cPanel. 

  1. Log into your WordPress dashboard and select "Plugins" from the left side menu pane
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  3. Click on the 'Add New' link and type "jetpack" in the search terms area.
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  5. Find the plugin labeled "JetPack" from the search results and click "Install Now"
  6. Once you have installed the plugin, you're halfway done! Activate the plugin and now, you have to configure the plugin.

Configuring the JetPack Plugin

Now, that you have installed the plugin, you'll need to configure the plugin to connect to WordPress.com. This is easily accomplished through your plugins settings for JetPack. 

  1. After you have activated the plugin you'll need to now connect your slef hosted site to WordPress.com. You can do this by clicking the "Connect to WordPress.com" button at the top of the plugins page.
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  3. Now, enter in your username and password for WordPress.com and click "Authorize Jetpack" button
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  5. Congratulations! You now have the functionality to use the same features you did on your wordpress.com website.
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