We’ve taken a look at Jetpack’s installation and activation on the first part of our guide. On the upcoming parts of this series we will be taking a closer look at Jetpack’s settings panel.
The settings panel is the place to go when you need to configure anything on Jetpack. Whether it is toggling modules on and off, configuring or fine-tuning them.
The panel is split into five tabs. The tabs categorize the modules so you can find them easier. Looking to enable site stats? Engagement is the group you are looking for. Need to add some holiday cheer to your site via snow? Appearance is where you are headed.
The General tab
Today we’re going to have a look at the General tab. Things are pretty simple here and as indicated by the name, general, not much to configure or interact with. This is how the tab looks like.
Under Connection Settings you will find info regarding the WordPress.com account your site is connected with (the one you used earlier to activate Jetpack) and you get the option to disconnect from Jetpack. For example if you are using Jetpack to manage a client’s site and it’s time to pass the management to another developer, you can disconnect your account from the site and be gone. Just click the Disconnect Jetpack button and you are done.
Managing multiple sites could be difficult, especially if you have to respond to comments as well. The Notifications module will provide you with a very easy way to deal with it.
Toggle it on and the just click the notification bubble on the admin bar. You can now view and interact with all notifications from all the sites you have connected under the same WordPress.com account. Reply to comments made on other sites without leaving the one you are working on, awesome, right?
Jetpack allows you to authorize applications and services to securely connect to your blog and allows them to use and modify your content to provide you with new functionality. This is a feature mostly aimed at developers and most likely you won’t have to deal with it at all. If you do, more info about app authentication and API usage can be found here.
This concludes our overview of the General tab under Jetpack’s settings. Join us next time for a run down of the Engagement modules, it’s going to be an interesting one!