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I know tons of sites that go up and come down within months or a single year because their goal isn’t long-term.

And in that case, the plugins you use may not need to stand up for the length of time that someone else might need.

The guy selling the car gives him a number that is way too high, so Chris starts trying to negotiate things he might take away from the car to lower the price. The answers to these questions are it depends, it depends, it depends, and it depends. What I want to do is help unpack the plugin, explain why it’s powerful, and why you might want to consider using it on your site.

Even though it’s been almost twenty years since I saw him perform in Oakland, I remember that routine to this day. And because it’s Word Press, and Word Press is free, they’re hoping that they can get those features for free. But to do that, we need to deal with the first myth I hear all the time…

The moment you activate it, you’ll notice that you now have access to tons of other features you can add to your site.

But that idea, of a ton of other features, is what scares people.

Here’s my silly example: Imagine that you have activated Jetpack and are using the custom CSS module.

The people I know and trust who work on this product have assured me that if you use Photon (the image CDN), for example, the image you upload to your site gets processed on another server before you get the compressed version, but that they don’t do anything with the image (from capturing its metadata to tracking anything about it).

It moves over other servers, they agree, but those servers are only doing the work that you know of.

This has caused some people some stress – because just because no one is doing something now doesn’t mean they might not do something in the future.

If you don’t use Jetpack but activate a different plugin for custom CSS, and drop in the same lines of CSS, guess what? And while most of the features are free, there are Premium and Pro editions that give you even more features.

As you can see, Jetpack was designed to be the utility of all utilities to ensure that a user of Word Press could install a single plugin and then have access to tons of features that they might want.

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