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Can I transfer wordpress.com subscribers to my self-hosted blog using Jetpack?

  1. This issue is related to the blog at simchafisher.wordpress.com.

    I am in the process of transferring the blog from a free wordpress.com account to a self-hosted WordPress site. I am planning to use the JetPack plugin to allow users to continue to subscribe, both via wordpress.com and via email.

    I have noted that the wordpress.com dashboard will allow me to get a list of my subscribers, both those who subscribe via wordpress.com and those who subscribe via email. However, I can see no way to use JetPack to import subscribers.

    I understand, from reading discussions in forums elsewhere, that this feature could potentially be a liability, since it could be used by spammers. But I'd still hate to lose all those subscribers.

    According to a user in this forum: (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/importing-wordpresscom-followers), wordpress.com staff might be able to complete this process for me. Is this a possibility?

    I'm a developer by trade, so I have experience with PHP, SQL, etc., but couldn't find a way to do this by myself.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is simchafisher.wordpress.com.

  2. Hello there,
    This thread is flagged for Staff. They can move your email subscribers only. Followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred. What's required is:
    install and activate the JetPack plugin;
    post both URLs into this thread.

  3. The e-mail subscribers have been moved to your self-hosted site. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

  4. heartsleevesblog
    Member

    Hi - I am having the same issue. I transferred my blog from WordPress.com (heartsleevesblog.com) to a self-hosted wordpress.org site at the same url 3 months ago. I just realized that my old blog is still live at heartsleevesblog.wordpress.com and attracting traffic. I would like to move my 28 subscribers over to the new blog and shut down the old one, or have it direct to the new. Can staff help me out with this?

    Thanks!
    Ariel

  5. The subscribers have been moved over. To permanently delete your blog, please follow this guide:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/

    Please read the warnings and advice before deleting a blog. We can't revert blog deletion for any reason.

    If you want to temporarily hide your blog instead, please use privacy option so only you and logged-in members of the blog can view it.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

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