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  1. Hi,
    How do I import followers, comments, likes etc from wordpress.com to wordpress.org.

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

  2. Provided you have installed and activated the JetPack plugin http://jetpack.me on your WordPress.org install, and you post the relevant URL(s) into a forum thread, Staff will do the transfer of both subscribers and stats for you. Do that now please as I have tagged this thread for their attention.

  3. Great, I have installed jetpack, and my two accounts are linked, but I want to followers to use the new account and get rid of the old one. Will this happen automatically?

    So from http://billycoztigan.wordpress.com to http://breakingitdown.co.uk/

    Also, I have no reader in the latest wordpress site. I've got the jetpack plugin, but is there not a speific plugin so the reader can be accessed from the new wordpress account?

    New to this, hope it makes sense. Thanks timethief.

  4. HI there,

    Your subscribers have been transferred as requested! Please note that your WordPress.org site will not show up on the WordPress.com Topics page since it is no longer a part of the WordPress.com community, but you can add it to your Reader here:

    http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/

    As for getting rid of the old one, it will not automatically delete. If you want to permanently delete your site, follow the guide below:

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

    Please read the warnings and advice before deleting a site, as we can't revert a site deletion for any reason.

    If you want to hide your site instead, you can use the following guide to make your site private so only you and other members of the site can view it when logged in:

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

    Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

  5. Thanks a lot Grace.

    I've clicked on the link to add my new site to my reader and it takes me to the blogs I follow page. Am I adding my new wordpress site to the blogs I follow section?

    I don't necessarily want to close down my site. But I want my new site, which is http://www.breakingitdown.co.uk to be my main wordpress site. So when I publish a post, thats the one people get to see.

    I'm new to this, so thanks for your patience.

  6. Hi there,

    The followers I transferred will see your WordPress.org site: breakingitdown.co.uk, but note that viewers at WordPress.com will not be able to search for tags that you added and find your WordPress.org site in the WordPress.com Reader.

    However, you can always add your WordPress.org site to your Reader and follow it that way. The only thing you can't do is search through tags and find your blog as I mentioned above.

    Let me know if you need further clarification!

  7. Hi

    I'm still having problems with my 2 blogs.

    I'm still getting traffic on my old blog which I thought would be automatically redirected to my new one which is self hosted.

    Can I transfer the new followers to my new blog, and all the associated stats. Shut down my old blog. Open up a new wordpress.com account so I can access the reader from my self hosted blog.

    Please let me know if this is possible, or if there's another way around it.

  8. They have been transferred. If you want to permanently delete your site, follow the guide below:

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

    Please read the warnings and advice before deleting a site, as we can't revert a site deletion for any reason.

    If you want to hide your site instead, you can use the following guide to make your site private so only you and other members of the site can view it when logged in:

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

    Also, the account would still exist but the site would be deleted so you wouldn't have to open up a new account.

    Cheers!

  9. Thanks again,

    A couple more questions,

    If I don't shut down the http://billycoztigan.wordpress.com, will I have to keep transferring followers a to my http://breakingitdown.co.uk/?

    If I hide my http://billycoztigan.wordpress.com account, will the people who try to see it be automatically directed to my http://breakingitdown.co.uk/ account?

    Cheers

  10. Hi there,

    What you can do is set your site: billcoztigan.wordpress.com to private by going to Settings > Reading in your Dashboard. Or, you can just write up a post that says you have moved to breakingitdown.co.uk.

    Normally I find that being the best solution. Currently, billycoztigan.wordpress.com is not going to automatically redirect readers to breakingitdown.co.uk, which is why I suggested the solutions above. Another option is to purchase the Site Redirect upgrade $13/year which will automatically redirect readers to breakingitdown.co.uk.

    You can maybe have that on for about a year and then remove it if you like.

    Let me know if you have any questions about this.

  11. Great, I think I'm on board now.

    Cheers!

  12. Sounds great!

    Cheers!

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