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WordPress Jetpack is a plugin to connect your website to your self hosted website with InMotion Hosting and give you features only available in the website. If you need help migrating your 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 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 You can do this by clicking the "Connect to" button at the top of the plugins page.
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  3. Now, enter in your username and password for 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 website.
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Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Jetpack plugin will not work on my site
Why am I having issues connecting the Jetpack pluggin with my site?
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n/a Points
2017-08-03 8:39 am

I need to change the jetpack email address to a new one, but I dont have the details of the previous email login details.

And also I need my site stats to be continued if i change my email . Can you please help?

30,622 Points
2017-08-03 12:38 pm
I recommend contacting JetPack Support or posting/searching in the Jetpack Support site. They will have to assist you in recovering your jetpack account.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2014-07-08 3:33 am
Well I don't have the plugin feature on the wordpress site, so how do you place the plugin without the plugin feature. Why does my wordpress not have the plugin feature?
30,622 Points
2014-07-08 11:26 am
Hello Kirra,

Thank you for contacting us today. You can still install plugins manually by following Official WordPress guide here.

If the plugin feature in Wordpres is not working, there may be problem with your core Wordpress files. Have you tried accessing the Plugin section with the default theme?

Performing a manual Wordpress update, with the same version you are using, should also fix your problem.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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