How to install Jetpack plugin on your site
If you are not planning on developing with Jetpack, you should install Jetpack from pre-built sources. Details on that may be found on this page.
Developing from the Monorepo
If you’re interested in developing with the Jetpack monorepo, you can check out the Quick Start Guide here.
Installation From Git Monorepo
To run the Jetpack plugin from the monorepo, you’ll first need to build the JS and CSS. To do so, follow the instructions here.
If you’re using the Docker development environment, you should then be all set.
If not, you’ll need to create a link to the Jetpack plugin from your WordPress
wp-content/plugins folder (you cannot clone the monorepo into your WordPress plugins directory – you will see a warning on your plugins page if so saying that the Jetpack Monorepo is not a plugin and shouldn’t be installed as one). You’ll need to know the filesystem path to the monorepo checkout and to your WordPress installation. Then, on Linux or Mac OS X, open a terminal and use
ln -s to create the link, something like
ln -s /path/to/jetpack-monorepo/projects/plugins/jetpack /path/to/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack
On Windows (Vista and later), open an Administrator Command Prompt window and use
mklink /D similarly.
Thank you for thinking about contributing to Jetpack! If you’re unsure of anything, feel free to submit an issue or pull request on any topic. The worst that can happen is that you’ll be politely directed to the best location to ask your question or to change something in your pull request. There are a variety of options for how you can help:
- Write and submit patches.
- If you found a bug, file a report here. You can check our recommendations to create great bug reports here.
- Join our Jetpack Beta program and help us test new releases.
- Translate Jetpack in your language.
To clarify these expectations, Jetpack has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant. It can be read in full here.
Jetpack is licensed under GNU General Public License v2 (or later).
Jetpack is developed and maintained by various teams at Automattic. The Jetpack Crew responsible for coordinating everything is comprised of @adimoldovan, @anomiex, @bindlegirl, @bisko, @brbrr, @briancolinger, @coder-karen, @dereksmart, @fgiannar, @jeherve, @kbrown9, @kraftbj, @leogermani, @mdbitz, @samiff, @sdixon194, @sergeymitr, and @zinigor.
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