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Keeping subscribers while upgrading to custom domain name

  1. I would like to migrate my account to a self hosted blog with wordpress (move mainelyjen.wordpress.com on to mainelyjen.com while still using wordpress).

    Will this change effect those currently subscribed to my wordpress.com blog? How do I ensure that I don't lose them?

    Additionally, I assume this change will mean that I will need to pay to redirect traffic to the new blog?

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

  2. Yes, moving a blog will affect those subscribed to your mainelyjen.wordpress.com feed. If all you want is a domain name, why not just buy it and the mapping upgrade for $17 a year and stay here?

    If you do actually move off WP.com, then all people subscribed to your WP.com feed will have to re-subscribe to your new one. If you don't move, the feed will still go to them as usual.

    Also, there's this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/offsite-redirect/ although I don't believe the redirect has any effect on the feed. You can ask staff directly via your dashboard Help button, or maybe one of the other volunteers knows.

  3. thesacredpath
    Staff

    I think the feed redirects as well, but email subscriptions do not.

    If you have email subscriptions set up here then you will have to set up a new one at some place like feedburner. You can export your email subscribers from here to a CSV file, but there is no way to import them at feedburner - at least not that I have ever found. They would have to resubscribe at feedburner.

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