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Help! Migrating from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

  1. I can't figure out what to do and I've been working on this for HOURS! I have my own domain at wordpress.com and I am trying to change over to wordpress.org. I'm set up on Bluehost...and I've imported the blog file from wordpress.com, but nothing makes sense after that!

    The blog I need help with is mothersniche.com.

  2. So the problem is not with the export, it's with the domain?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/move-domain/

  3. yes. As of right now they have my site as
    http://69.195.124.78/~mothersn/mothersnichecom/
    instead of just mothersniche.com. And I'm also confused why my followers didn't come with the switchover. I thought if I already had my own domain at wordpress.com, that my followers would come with me to wordpress.org.

  4. And I'm also confused why my followers didn't come with the switchover.

    Once you are set up and have your URL is place Staff can can move your email subscribers only. Followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred because there is no WordPress.org Reader or in fact a community with shared in-house features like there is here at WordPress.com.

    What's required is:
    installation and activation of the JetPack plugin on your WordPress.org isntall;
    posting both URLs for the underlying .wordpress.com blog and the domain into this forum thread;
    tagging the thread with modlook in the sidebar;
    subscribing to the thread so you are notified when Staff make the transfer.

  5. My domain has switched over now...but I'm still confused as to why I can still log into wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Shouldn't I only have an account with one or the other now? and my stats at wordpress.com say 500 views today and my stats at wordpress.org say 13 view....but's it's all the same domain...why different stats? And why do I still have an account on both sites?

  6. Jetpack is running, and I tried contacting wordpress about transferring my email followers over and no response! I had my own domain at wordpress.com and kept the same domain when switching to wordpress.org. Can someone help me get my subscribers transferred over? It's messing with my traffic. My domain is mothersniche.com

  7. From what WordPress.com blog to which self-hosted site do you want the e-mail subscribers to be moved to?

    Your stats are differently because you have two Jetpack sites connected: 69.195.124.78/~mothersn/ and http://www.themomnetwork.com

    I assume http://www.themomnetwork.com is your primary site.

  8. No, my primary site is mothersniche.com I bought the domain when I signed up with wordpress.com and kept the same domain when I switched to self-hosted (they did give me a temporary domain until I switched my name servers, but it is back to being mothersniche.com)

    http://www.themomnetwork.com is my addon site and does not have any followers yet as I am still building the site

  9. I see. So you need the followers to be moved to themomnetwork.com? From which blog(s) do you want me to move the followers from?

    Thank you.

  10. but I'm still confused as to why I can still log into wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Shouldn't I only have an account with one or the other now?

    No. They're completely separate. You can continue to have both.

  11. No. I want my followers on mothersniche.com to stay on mothersniche.com When I switched over to self-hosted wordpress, the followers did not come with me for some reason. When I make a new post, it is not shared with my followers anymore. I need my followers from mothersniche.com at wordpress.com sent over to my self-hosted blog at mothersniche.com

  12. Also...I am having 404 errors all over my blog and bluehost told me that it is because wordpress.com still has both wordpress and bluehost listed as the nameservers. I logged into my domain manager and can only see bluehost listed. I was then told to call Wild West Domains to make sure that it is just bluehost listed and Wild West Domains told me that they can't help me because wordpress.com owns my domain. Please, please help me with this and the "followers" issue. It is drastically messing with my traffic and has been going on ever since I switched over!

  13. All your subscribers have been moved now.

    Regarding your 404 errors: Can you please try clearing out your cache?

    Note that it can take up to 72 hours before DNS changes are fully propagated.

  14. thank you.

    Yes, I cleared out my cache, and I re-saved my permalinks, but still large numbers of people are getting 404 errors when trying to access my site. It's been more than 72 hours, it's been more than a week.

  15. Could you send us a screenshot of the page where you're seeing the 404 errors?

    I've just asked a developer to resolve your issue with the subscribers. I'll keep you informed on that.

  16. The subscribers got resolved this morning, thank you.
    How do I paste the screen shot into this forum?

    So far I have been doing 301 redirects to the write url for each post, but it's quite the task since they are with the links and tags in posts as well. For instance, Google has denied me twice for adsense, saying:
    Further detail:
    Unable to review your site: While reviewing http://mothersniche.com/2012/09/18/shout-out-to-moms, we found that your site was down or unavailable.

  17. You can upload the screenshot to your blog's media library and let me know about it.

    As far as I can see you don't need to add 2012/09/18 to your link because your permalinks are set up to just show the /postname/. Try http://mothersniche.com/shout-out-to-moms/ instead.

  18. Ok, I uploaded it to my media library. I know my links are set up to just show /postname/ but for some reason google and everyone is still finding a bunch of links with the date and trying to get to my blog through them.

  19. I also uploaded a screen shot of new errors that are being pulled up. Everytime I log in, I have 25 new 404 errors in the matter of hours

  20. And then every time I do a new post, it shares a funky link on facebook that has a bunch of numbers in front and takes you to a bluehost generated 404 error.
    LIke this:
    http://69.195.124.78/~mothersn/fun-method-for-cleaning-a-bedroom/?fb_source=pubv1

  21. It might take a few weeks before Google updates their search results. The 404 errors logs is generated by some plugins, we don't support that.

    If you're having problems with a site not hosted with WordPress.com, we may not be able to help. To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities.You can find support for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress here and here.

    Regarding the IP address URL: What address is listed under the 'Site URL' in Settings -> General in your blog's dashboard? Could you also please try to disable/enable Jetpack and reconnect.

  22. IP address URL is http://mothersniche.com I tried disabling and enabling the jetpack.

    I noticed that there was a guided tour option for purchase for those wanting to do the transfer over for them. Are there any options for those that have made the transfer but are having issues? Like can I just pay a happiness engineer a portion of that price to quickly fix my link issues for me since I have done everything else already?

  23. After disabling and re-enabling jetpack like you asked....now all my subscribers are gone....again.

  24. If you will just put my subscribers back I will figure out everything else on my own. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with all these issues!

  25. I made some changes. Are your subscribers back now?

    About Guided Transfer, you can find more information about it at: http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

  26. yes! thank you

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