Need help? Check out our Support site, then


Move subscribers from wordpress.com > wordpress.org?

  1. Hello,

    I have just switched from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. I have manually moved my email subscribers over, but was wondering if I could move those who are following my blog through WordPress.com. Is this possible?

    My WordPress.com blog is: http://glitterandgoatcheese.wordpress.com/
    My WordPress.org blog is: http://glitterandgoatcheese.com/

    Thank you!

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

  2. but was wondering if I could move those who are following my blog through WordPress.com. Is this possible?

    The followers who are using the WordPress.com Reader as opposed to email subscribers cannot be moved.

  3. The WordPress.com Reader only supports WordPress.com blogs, so those followers can't be moved.

    For those, I recommend just posting "we've moved" (etc) on the old blog.

    As for moving the email subscribers, how did you do that? We don't yet have a user-facing tool for that, but I can move them for you.

  4. Ah! Gotcha - thanks so much!
    I just copy-pasted all the email addresses from the CSV list in Site Stats into the Subscribers field in the Subscribe2 plug-in. Any advice on what the differences are between Subscribe2 and the Jetpack subscription widget? I didn't know the Jetpack widget existed when I first installed Subscribe2!

  5. The two really aren't that different, except for the fact that Jetpack emails are all sent from our server, which puts the burden of support on us, decreases the load on your server, and decreases the likelihood that you'd be seen as a spammer by automated software.

    If you'd like to switch to Jetpack, I can transfer your followers over for you.

  6. Oh, that makes sense! OK, yes, please do move them over. Thank you SO much!

  7. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

  8. Thanks again!

  9. You're welcome!

  10. Macmanx
    I have just done the same thing with my blog. Could you transfer my email subscribers too?

    My WordPress.com blog is: http://clavielle.wordpress.com/
    My WordPress.org blog is: http://www.clavielle.com/

    Thank you,
    Tpdd

  11. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

  12. Wow. Thank you so much.
    Now I just need to get everyone to "Follow" me over. Is it possible to put the WordPress "+follow" at the bottom of my new blog?

  13. You're welcome!

    Yes, it won't necessarily be a button, but you can add a Follow Blog widget to your sidebar via Appearance -> Widgets in your blog's Dashboard.

  14. Macmanx - I can see that you transferred over all the emails, but when I published my first post on my new blog it didn't send them emails. I have the list on my dashboard under Jetpack -> Site Stats but they were not sent an email. Did I miss something in the process of getting it activated?
    Thank you

  15. Was Jetpack active when you published the post? Also, would you please check your email's spam folder?

  16. Yes, Jetpack was active. I checked with a few people and they did not get it even in their spam folder.

    I sent out a test post and people received it. This was great! I chalked it up to the email subscriptions not having enough time to work their way through the wp "system". So I re-posted my first post, but again it doesn't seem to be going through. No one has gotten it yet.

    I think what is going on is that I have set up two users in my blog. Admin and clavielle. It seems that the test post my Admin go through to folk's email, but the posts by clavielle don't. Are the emails subscriptions attached to the admin user only?
    Thanks

  17. What is clavielle's user role?

  18. Administrator

  19. Hm, that is odd. Would you please try one more test post (with different content) as that user?

  20. I've made a post with both users. The first published from the clavielle user log in, and it was not sent to my email subscribers. The second was a few minutes afterwards and through the admin user log in. This one did go through to my email subscribers. Any ideas?

  21. Just a thought. I don't think the clavielle user was set up when you very kindly transferred my followers.

  22. Ok, but it did from clavielle in the prior test anyway.

    Are you absolutely sure that it did not go to spam? Also, how many subscribers did you hear back from, and would you please tell me the first four characters of their email addresses?

  23. Test Test Test 2 was published by clavielle and did not go out to my email subscribers.

    Test Test Test 3 was published by Admin and was sent out to the email subscribers successfully.

    I have not been able to have a post published by clavielle sent out to my email subscribers.

    I have been talking to 3 people. They have received emails for the admin user posts, but not the clavielle user posts. The subscribers that I am checking in with are tlav****, open**** and esth****.

  24. We were able to reproduce the issue and are looking into it. Sorry for the trouble!

  25. Oh good thank you for the update. I was worried that you had given up on me.

  26. anthonymcgrath405
    Member

    Hi Macmanx,

    Could you transfer my email subscribers too?

    My WordPress.com blog is: http://clothesmakethemandotcom.wordpress.com
    My WordPress.org blog is: http://clothes-make-the-man.com/

    Thanks,
    Ant

  27. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

  28. Hello macmanx,

    Kindly transfer my subscribers

    My WordPress.com blog is http://freelancerkenya.wordpress.com/
    My WordPress.org blog is http://freelancerkenya.com/

  29. clavielle, please update to Jetpack 1.8.2 and let us know if that fixes the problem for you.

    freelancerkenya, I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

  30. Wow, okay! Can you please transfer my subscribers from
    my .com blog at http://evereval.wordpress.com/
    to
    my .org blog at http://www.evergreenevaluation.com/

    Thanks so much!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic