I have just taken on a new website and this has the Jetpack Plugin activated. Is this a useful plugin? I see quite a few blogs about it being unnecessary and even harmful as it will slow your website.

Also - if I disable it, what affect might it have on my site and what will I miss?

Thanks

Richard

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feigner Premium
you will need to go through your site to find out where it was being used and what effects turning it off will have.
if it is a ecommerce site then i think it is used in conjunction with woocommerce, in what relationship i don't know - the info is out there on google.
I have heard that it is a plugin that does slow your site down, but you have the opportunity to test it here with site speed.
you could always put up a test site and put it on there and see what happens - add all of the other plugins as well.
could you ask the previous owner why they installed it?
good luck tracing it Richard.
phil
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the excellent response. I will contact the previous owner to get some feedback on this and a few other plugins. I think there is about 25 I counted on the site.
All the best.
Richard
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feigner Premium
good luck
hope you get it sorted.
phil
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rwagener Premium
I can see this one is going to take some time to understand what it is doing in various areas of the site - then work out a plan to get rid of it from the site. Anyway - making progress so far!
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Richard
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Robert-A Premium
Dump it, it does not work well with WA's version of Wordpress.
Robert
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rwagener Premium
I am still in the process of finalising the Domain Registration transfer at GoDaddy. Once I have this, I will look at shifting the hosting to WA also. I have about 25 plugins to work through on this site.
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Richard
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Robert-A Premium
Choose the Plugins you need as opposed to the ones you want.
Robert
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techhound Premium
I haven't revisited the plugin in a while but in the past it was trying to do too much. Because of that I have had a few sites that stopped working because of JetPack. It was as simple as deleting the plugin via FTP to clear it but I lost confidence in the plugin.
I know of others here and elsewhere who had problems with their websites after installing JetPack. WA banned its use for websites hosted here due to the problems it caused.
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Jim
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Hi Richard

Jetpack plugin is not recommended by WA as from what I have also read and heard not only can it slow down your website which is definitely not a good thing for your presence and ranking with search engines

The other part I wanted to add should you decide to disable the plugin make sure you have a proper backup done before you disable Jetpack, in fact, any plugin or doing an upgrade to your site.

That way should something unexpectantly go wrong you can restore the backup once more.

Hope that helps don't forget you also have site support to help you out if you run into problems as well

Wishing you well

Andre
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Andre for the advice - very sound. I was trying to sort the back-up side this morning - so far not successfully - hopefully will get this sorted this evening.

I have counted about 25 plug-ins on the website, so I will have a bit of a job in untangling and simplifying the site as a first step. The back-up regime here will be critical no doubt.

It has been a while since I have been very active here - but have slowly been growing my site. This opportunity is amazing - the leader in my niche, over 20,000 hits per month so need to take this one carefully and work the best strategy to grow the membership and ultimately monetise.

Thanks heaps for the imput.

Richard
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This is one training by Marion regarding backups I think she has some more so you can check out her training. but here is one for starters. And I agree with you your website seems a bit delicate so backing up should be the first and most important step.

Wishing you well let us all know how you went once done.
Andre
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rwagener Premium
Thanks heaps. I will look at this from Marion.
Richard
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You are welcome enjoy so to speak.
Andre
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rwagener Premium
Looks like I have the back-ups sorted - so first step complete.
Richard
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Excellent way to go. keep us updated great work so far.
Andre
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