Jetpack plug-in for WordPress – Now, with Photon
I’m a big fan of using the Jetpack plug-in on my WordPress site. It has tons of useful features — not the least of which is their social-media sharing buttons (which we’re going to discuss modifying in a later post).
In the latest update of the plug-in, Jetpack released a new feature – Jetpack Photon.
Photon takes all of your Media Library images and places them on a CDN (Content Delivery Network). This decreases your bandwidth usage significantly (especially for people like us who do their major trade in images). Instead of images being delivered from your server, they’re mirrored on the CDN and delivered from there.
I can’t suggest this strongly enough. Between the savings on bandwidth and the speeding-up of your site, it’s a huge benefit!