Good news for WordPress.org users! The cool features you find on WordPress.com are now a plugin away. Automattic has recently released Jetpack: a neat collection of admin and user-interface enhancements for your self-hosted sites.
Matt says that Jetpack is “a way to provide feature parity between WordPress.com and WordPress.org for everybody.”
I noticed that my WordPress.com stats weren’t displaying anymore (but the traffic stats were still being collected), so I investigated, and found out about Jetpack.
When I installed the new plugin, it took over my stats and now I have a smarter stats program for my WordPress-powered sites. And it seems to me that the stats look a lot more accurate now. (If you’re using the old WordPress.com stats plugin, Jetpack will deactivate it for you once the latter is activated.)
Jetpack includes several other features, such as an embedding facility (via shortcodes) for Scribd, YouTube, SlideShare, etc.; Gravatar hovercards; Sharedaddy (which you see below each of my posts here); and more. Do read up on the FAQ.
Upgrade your site to Jetpack now and give your WordPress a boost!
Disclaimer: Automattic’s Jetpack is not related to the Mozilla Jetpack in any way; but they’re both OK with sharing the name.