Indispensable Jetpack features for theme developers

Jetpack — Your all-in-one WordPress plugin for design, marketing, and security

Jetpack offers a number of great features for theme developers that help you cut down both development time as well as load times. Most of these features work right out of the box, but you can also get under the hood to apply tweaks and customisations that really take your theme to the next level.

This article introduces you to:

  1. Speeding up your theme with Photon
  2. Showcasing posts with Featured Content
  3. Automatically loading posts with Infinite Scroll
  4. Instantly applying a Mobile Theme
  5. Customising CSS
  6. Providing Sharing functionality
  7. Integrating Social Links
  8. Showing similar content with Related Posts
  9. Additional resources

1. Speeding up your theme with Photon

Jetpack for developersPhoton is a free image CDN offered by Jetpack. As soon as Photon is enabled, it automatically serves the images found in posts and pages from WordPress.com’s speedy servers around the globe.

But did you know that you can use it to save bandwidth and speed…

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I am a web developer at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus. I work mostly in WordPress and am currently working on creating a replacement for our aging CMS (ACM) using WordPress multisite. I have three kids and a wife, and I live in Kelowna B.C. and follow Liverpool F.C.

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