Using Jetpack with DreamPress

DreamHost has partnered with Automattic to include Jetpack Premium – normally $99 per year – with every DreamPress account at no extra charge.

Written and supported by the WordPress experts at Automattic, Jetpack Premium is a powerful plugin that gives your WordPress site enhanced security, automated backup protection, uptime monitoring, spam protection, and more... instantly!

Activating Jetpack

  1. Open the (Panel > 'DreamPress' > 'Dashboard') page in the panel.
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  2. Under a DreamPress-enabled domain, click 'Details' and then click the Enable button for Jetpack Premium.
    The wordpress.com page opens and prompts you to log into your WordPress account:
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    • If you're already logged into a wordpress.com account, an auth option appears instead that let's you connect to it with a click.
    • If you have a wordpress.com account and do not remember your password, click the ‘Lost your password?’ link. You’ll receive an email. Once reset, return to the login page and log in.
    • If you do not have a wordpress.com account, click the ‘Register for WordPress.com’ link.
    After you sign in, WordPress asks you to approve a connection from DreamPress:
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  3. When you are asked to allow access to your DreamHost panel after you log in, click the Approve button.
    The DreamHost panel opens where a success message appears:
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  4. Click ‘Details’ under your DreamPress site.
    Jetpack Premium is now enabled:
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    An email with your Akismet API Key is sent to you:
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  5. Click the ‘step-by-step activation guide’ link for detailed instructions.

Logging into your DreamPress site

  1. Open your DreamPress site, and click ‘Plugins’ on the left.
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  2. Make sure ‘Akismet’ is already installed and activated. If not, then click ‘Add New’ at the top of your dashboard and install it.
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  3. In the left panel, hover over ‘Jetpack’ and select ‘Akismet’ from the menu.
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  4. Click 'Connect with Jetpack'.
    A confirmation page opens notifying you that Jetpack is active:
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Removing Jetpack

  1. Open the DreamPress Dashboard page in the panel.
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  2. Under a DreamPress-enabled domain, click 'Details' and then click the 'Disable' link.
    A message appears confirming that Jetpack is disabled:
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