Using Jetpack with DreamPress


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

DreamPress PLUS, PRO, and Legacy Advanced plans include Jetpack Professional for free. Jetpack Professional provides even more benefits such as real-time offsite backups, malware scanning and repair, and access to 200+ premium themes and templates. If you're on one of these plans you'll receive Jetpack Professional automatically when you enable Jetpack on your website.

Visit Jetpack's website to learn more about all the features:

Activating Jetpack

  1. Open the Managed WordPress page in the panel.
  2. To the right of your domain, click the Manage button.
  3. If Jetpack is currently disabled, then click the toggle button.
    The page opens and prompts you to log into your WordPress account:
    • If you're already logged into a account, an auth option appears instead that lets you connect to it with a click.
    • If you do not have a account, click the Create a new account link.
    • If you have a 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.
    After you sign in, WordPress asks you to approve a connection from DreamPress:
  4. When you are asked to allow access to your DreamHost panel after you log in, click the Approve button.
    The WordPress panel opens where a success message appears:
  5. Back in your DreamHost panel, navigate to the Managed WordPress page and click Manage next to your domain.
    Jetpack is now enabled:

Setting up Jetpack

  1. Log into your DreamPress site.
  2. Click Jetpack in the left menu.
  3. Sign in to
  4. After signing in, the Jetpack dashboard updates automatically.

Enabling the Akismet plugin

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

Removing Jetpack

  1. Navigate the Managed WordPress page and click Manage next to your domain.
  2. On the top left, click the toggle button.
    A message appears confirming that Jetpack is disabled.

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