Jetpack Connection

The Jetpack plugin provides many modules to enhance website features. A popular feature is to obtain statistics about site traffic at Dashboard -> Settings. Some modules, such as the Downtime monitoring, also at Dashboard -> Settings, require a wordpress.com account. WordPress.com is a for-profit entity that works in partnership with wordpress.org a non-profit entity which lakekit.net is tied to.

These instructions show how to disconnect and connect Jetpack to a lakekit.net site.

  1. Log into your site using your administrator username and password.
  2.  Disconnecting Jetpack
    1. Visit Dashboard -> Jetpack -> Dashboard
    2. Scroll down to the Connections area
    3. Click “Manage site connection”.
    4. Click the Disconnect button.
    5. A message  will appear that you have disconnected from Jetpack.
  3. Connecting Jetpack.
    Note: you should be able to use most features, but not all, even if not connected with a wordpress.com account.
    1. Visit Dashboard -> Jetpack.
    2. Click the Setup Jetpack button.
    3. Click the “Continue with WordPress.com”.
    4. Option to create a wordpress.com account.
      1. Enter email address, username, and password.
      2. Click “Create your account”.
      3. The next page should show that you are connecting to the wordpress.com account that you logged into.
      4. In the next page scroll down to find the Jetpack Free box and click “Start for free”.
      5. Click Jetpack -> Dashboard and scroll to the Connections area. 
      6. On the next page scroll to the Connections area.
        The Site connection box should indicate the site is connected.
        The Account connections box should indicate connected to a wordpress.com account.
    5. Option to continue with an existing wordpress.com account
      1.  Scroll to and click “Already have an account? Sign in”.
      2. Enter username or password and click “Continue”.
      3. Enter password and click “Log in”.
      4. In the next page scroll down to find the Jetpack Free box and click “Start for free”.
      5. Click Jetpack -> Dashboard and scroll to the Connections area. 
        The Site connection box should indicate the site is connected.
        The Account connections box should indicate connected to a wordpress.com account.
    6. Option to continue without a user account
      1.  Scroll down and click “Continue without user account.
      2. In the next page scroll down to find the Jetpack Free box and click “Start for free”.
      3. Click Jetpack -> Dashboard and scroll to the Connections area. 
      4. The Site connection box should indicate the site is connected
      5. The Account connections box should indicate no connection to a wordpress.com account