Jetpack plug in needed

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  • #1991072

    alwong199
    Member

    I’d really like to use Jetpack as a plug in but I don’t have a self-hosted blog so I do not have a plug-in on my dashboard.

    The blog I need help with is alwong199.wordpress.com.

    #1991136

    kokkieh
    Staff

    The purpose of Jetpack is to give WordPress.org users access to the same features we have on WordPress.com, so installing Jetpack to a WordPress.com site would serve no purpose at all. We can already do everything that plugin enables.

    Besides, we do not have the ability to install plugins on WordPress.com http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    To install any plugins whatsoever you’ll need to have a self-hosted WordPress.org site: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1991261

    This is my question too. I want to install a particular app, which I am told only works if the blog is a .org or if the .com blog uses JetPack.

    #1991262

    Sorry I did not give the app name nor did I give you my blog address.

    The app is http://reftagger.com/ . I am told it may be installed on one’s own website or on certain blogs.

    My blog address is: http://pilgrimstranger.wordpress.com

    Thanks!

    #1991270

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @muliebralviewpoint
    As I pointed out above, there is no way to install plugins, including Jetpack, on WordPress.com blogs.

    I had a look at the link you provided and you can’t use that app here. The code they provide is JavaScript, which we can’t use on WordPress.com.

    #1991286

    I would gladly switch to the .org blog, if I thought I could operate it myself, but I have been told it is not as user friendly–especially for newbies.

    #1991287

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @muliebralviewpoint
    You can see the full breakdown on the differences between the two platforms here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You do need to be a bit tech-savvy for .org, as there you need to do many things yourself that is done for us here at .com, like hosting, backups, security, etc.

    I had a look at the reftagger page and you’ll be able to create the same effect manually. You’d highlight the text reference and click the Insert Link button in the toolbar. You then copy the URL for that text reference directly from biblia.com or whatever site you want to use as source and paste it in the URL field and in the Title field you type/paste a preview of the text. This will display as a tooltip if you hover over the link, similar to the way reftagger does it.

    Lastly you can also make the suggestion in the Ideas forum if you think this plugin should be added to WordPress.com. You can do that here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/ideas#postform

    #1991289

    Thanks so much for your patience. I am copying your last comment to my files for a time I can experiment.

    I do appreciate your work.

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