Why You Need a WordPress.com Account for Jetpack

This article does away with the main confusion of why a WordPress.com is needed for JetPack.

Jetpack — Essential Security & Performance for WordPress

Do you know the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?

There is often some confusion surrounding these two sites, the version of WordPress they offer, and what makes them different. It can become even more confusing if you’re installing Jetpack on a self-hosted WordPress site, and are then prompted to create a WordPress.com account to use it.

You may wonder why you need to make this account if you’re already using WordPress on a self-hosted website. So today, we’re going to dive in and answer that question, and explain how Jetpack uses WordPress.com to offer some of its best features to self-hosted WordPress sites.

Let’s start by taking a look at what separates WordPress.com and .org, and how Jetpack comes into play.

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