Useful Plugins: Jetpack (Brute Protect)

A little like a Swiss Army Knife, Jetpack is a useful free plugin with a number of helpful functions (thirty-six in fact). While not all are of equal value, you can activate the ones you need/want. In the words of the creators, Automattic:

“Bring the power of the cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a account to use the powerful features normally only available to users.” ( is, of course, the sister platform to

There are a number of features we use on every site, but the one I’d like to draw special mention to is Brute Protect.

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