Like all things in life, Jetpack plugin comes with its own advantages and disadvantages that you need to keep in mind when choosing Jetpack alternatives.
### Pros of Using Jetpack Plugin
These are the advantages of using Jetpack plugin on your WordPress website.
- One plugin to rule them all. You get all essential features in one easy to manage package.
- Jetpack is highly optimized for performance with Automattic’s (company behind Jetpack and WordPress.com) powerful infrastructure running in the background.
- It has a nicer user interface than your typical WordPress plugins.
### Cons of Using Jetpack Plugin
Following are the disadvantages of using WordPress Jetpack plugin on your website.
- Using Jetpack requires you to create a WordPress.com account.
- The Jetpack core is free but many of its features require a paid subscription.
- It has limited email functionality. You cannot email your subscribers without publishing a blog post.
- Your website becomes dependent on one plugin which makes it harder to replace in the future.
It dawns on me that I haven’t used JetPack’s Publicize or social sharing functionalities in ages (particularly with the coming death of Google+), so I’ve gone in and finally turned them off. I’m still surprised they don’t return the URLs of where the content got shared for showing …