Jetpack is a popular WordPress plugin developed by Automattic, the same company behind WordPress.com. It offers a suite of features designed to enhance and extend the functionality of self-hosted WordPress websites.
To enable downtime monitoring in Jetpack, you need to have the Jetpack plugin installed and connected to your WordPress website. Follow these steps to enable downtime monitoring:
Install and activate Jetpack:
Go to the WordPress plugin directory, search for “Jetpack,” and install it like any other WordPress plugin. Once installed, activate the plugin.
Connect Jetpack to WordPress.com:
To use Jetpack’s features, you need to connect it to a WordPress.com account. If you don’t have one, you can create a new account during the setup process. Follow the prompts to connect Jetpack to WordPress.com.
Access Jetpack settings:
After connecting Jetpack to WordPress.com, you should see a new “Jetpack” menu item in your WordPress dashboard. Click on it to access the Jetpack settings.
Enable the Downtime Monitor module:
- Click on Settings under the Jetpack menu option in the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
- When you go into the Jetpack settings, the first page displayed will be Security. Scroll down until you see Downtime monitoring. Click on the slider to enable it.
Configure Downtime Monitor settings
Once enabled, click on the “Configure” button next to the Downtime Monitor module. Here, you can customize the settings according to your preferences. You can set the email address where notifications should be sent, the interval for checking your site’s uptime, and whether or not to send you email notifications when your site experiences downtime.
After configuring the Downtime Monitor settings, click on the “Save Settings” button to save your changes. That completes our tutorial on enabling Downtime Monitoring using Jetpack!
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