Top 5 Best Practices when using Jetpack on client websites

This is a really useful post for those of you using Jetpack. I’m admittedly terrible about having clients connect with their own account rather than mine, though that has never caused me a problem…yet. The tips about staging sites and activating on the live domain seem REALLY important!

Jetpack for WordPress

If you’re creating WordPress websites for clients, Jetpack is for you. Jetpack easily adds a great number of features to your client’s websites without the need for a dozen different plugins, reducing the technical debt that you or your client will need to maintain over time.

We recommend these best practices when using Jetpack for a client site that will keep things running smoothly and help you provide a great service to your clients.

This article covers:

  1. Use Jetpack’s Development Mode
  2. Invite your client to connect a WordPress.com account
  3. Activate Jetpack only on the live domain
  4. Use your account when a connection is required
  5. Work with staging sites
  6. How to install Jetpack

1. Use Development Mode

Jetpack offers a Development Mode that is enabled when using Jetpack on a localhost. If you’re developing on a development server, you can manually enable development mode.

You can enable this as constant…

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