DreamHost Integrates Jetpack Plugin Into WordPress Installer

. March 10, 2011 . 0 Comments

DreamHost, announces the integration of the new plugin, Jetpack, into its One-Click WordPress Installer. Jetpack launches self-hosted WordPress sites into the stratosphere by allowing them access to features that are typically reserved for blogs hosted on WordPress.com.

Jetpack was developed by Automattic and is a collection of eight popular plugins (e.g. WordPress.com Stats, Twitter Widget, and Sharedaddy). For example, Sharedaddy enables a WordPress blog to share its posts with other services including Facebook®, Twitter™, reddit™, Digg™, and StumbleUpon™. Jetpack could be considered a plugin expansion pack that will continue to grow as more plugins are added in the future.

Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic and a co-founder of WordPress, mentioned, “DreamHost usually has the latest and greatest stuff, and we’re excited to have them as a launch partner for Jetpack. I think this will make the WordPress experience on DreamHost even smoother.”

DreamHost maintains a close relationship with WordPress, and as a proud partner, DreamHost will be one of the first hosting companies to offer Jetpack integration at the time of its launch. By rolling Jetpack into its One-Click WordPress Installer, DreamHost further simplifies the plugin process enabling newly-created WordPress sites a quick way to take advantage of the powerful features offered on WordPress.com.

DreamHost will also make the standalone Jetpack plugin available to their customers via upload so that they can update their existing WordPress sites. In order for the user to take advantage of the features provided by WordPress.com, he will need to connect to his WordPress.com account. If the user does not already have an account with WordPress.com, then he can easily create one as part of the installation of Jetpack.

About DreamHost
DreamHost is a global full-service web hosting company that offers shared servers, virtual private servers, dedicated servers, and domain name registration. DreamHost is a carbon-neutral hosting company and a proud member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership program. Please visit http://www.dreamhost.com for more information.

About Automattic, Inc.
Automattic offers a network of web services for online publishers including WordPress.com, VIP hosting and support, Akismet, Polldaddy, IntenseDebate, Gravatar, and more. The Automattic network attracts over half a billion worldwide unique visitors every month. Visit http://automattic.com to learn more.

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