Permalinks are the full links used to access the content of a blog. They are the URLs to posts and pages that are created. In WordPress, there are choices between different permalink structures. The best one should be chosen so that they are friendly for visitors as well as search engines.
If there is ever a need to figure out whether a website is powered by WordPress or not, then it’s a simple task. We can either view the content/design, source of the website or check with external tools. What we usually look for is the directory structure, themes or CSS files that are pointed in the HTML code. If they match the WordPress style, then we can be certain that the site is powered by this famous CMS. It’s really a 2 minute task to figure out if any website has been built with WordPress.
WP.me domain short links is a great way to access the posts in a blog. They act as an alternative to using external URL shortening services like bit.ly and goo.gl. After activating Jetpack, this service is attached to your blog. When WP.me shortening service is activated in Jetpack, each and every post will have a short URL. They will be generated automatically.
Having a live website means that content is added to it regularly. With regular update comes the need to back-up the website frequenly. In their simplest form, backups are done by archiving the directory the site is in along with MySQL or other database. This method is automated by some web hosts to allow people to have backups. The same technique can be used for WordPress.
Sometimes, along with text content, there will be a need to embed videos in posts. Depending upon where they are hosted, videos can be embedded using different methods. If the video is hosted internally in your server and there is a direct link to it then it can be embedded using simple HTML5 Video tags.
Currently, Jetpack has 36 total modules or features that come packed with it. Not everything is useful for everyone. But there are a number of common features that are applicable for most website setups. Some of us prefer to use other plugins but why load up a WordPress website with additional plugins and lines of code when you can do the same thing with something that comes pre-packed? It might even have an impact on the overall load speed of your website.
Widgets are used to display information on different regions of a WordPress website. A WordPress template has different widget areas. Widgets can be dragged and placed by using the Widget Manager accessible through Appearance > Widgets in the admin area. But what happens when you want to choose or limit their display in certain pages?
If you need statistics or analytical add-on for a WordPress powered websites, then you can try the in-built one that comes with Jetpack. It’s called WordPress.com Stats when you list all the modules of Jetpack.
Contact forms are absolutely necessary. It allows your readers and visitors to send you a message. Now, granted that there is the commenting feature in your blog which is a great way for visitors to talk back to you or your community. But the scope of the comments is limited to a specific blog post only and it is public, whereas, a contact form is a private way to communicate on any subject matter. Sometimes, people even hesitate when they have to email you manually. So a contact form on-board can allow visitors, interested advertisers or any other party to send in a message.