Before Newspack can set up your staging site a backup of your current WordPress site is required. There also needs tobe a reliable backup for when it’s time to launch your new Newspack site. To facilitate this, Jetpack provides a solid backup mechanism. To set up Jetpack on your current site, follow the instructions below.

  1. On your current site, log in to your WordPress admin.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for “Jetpack”
  4. Install and activate the Jetpack plugin by Automattic
  5. Go to the new Jetpack dashboard area and click “Set Up Jetpack”
  6. Follow the instructions to connect your WordPress.com account (create an account if necessary)
  7. When asked to choose a plan, select Professional
  8. Enter the coupon code you have been given by the Newspack team
  9. Once the connection is complete, let your Technical Account Manager know