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Transferring to WordPress.org Issues, Need Staff Help

  1. backpackology101
    Member

    Hey guys.

    I've recently transferred my blog from wordpress.com (backpackologydotorg.wordpress.com) to wordpress.org (backpackology.org), but none of my subscribers were transferred. I've already tried jetpack, to no avail. Could someone (i.e. a staff member) possibly help me out? I'd appreciate it.

    Also, is it possible for my previous wordpress.com subscribers to continue to follow my site now that it's privately hosted? Will they still receive notifications, or will they need to resubscribe via e-mail?

    Is there a plugin that allows other wordpress.com users to subscribe to my blog with the same one-click 'Follow' button (instead of inputting an e-mail)?

    Thanks for the help, this is all new stuff to me, so I'm a bit confused.

    Hope you had a nice weekend,
    Steve

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

  2. You must install Jetpack and activate it first. Then Staff will transfer your email subscribers for you. Note that followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred.

  3. P.S. This thread is flagged for Staff attention but it's the weekend so please be patient while waiting.

  4. Make once the subscribers have been transferred - make a few Posts on your old blog to the effect that "I have moved - new post here" - and that will pick up some of the stragglers

  5. backpackology101
    Member

    Thanks guys! I already installed Jetpack and everything works great, but none of my subscribers, e-mail or otherwise, made the transfer.

    Also, just wondering, is there a plugin that would allow me to automatically sync posts from my new, self-hosted blog onto my old wordpress.com blog? So that new posts get posted in both locations?

  6. We don't do Plug-in's here - auto-Posting is also not possible here and is against the Terms of service I think

    Duplicate content is very bad - you don't want to do that - do a few word summery like I suggested above to the old blog

    The staff need to manually transfer the subscribers it is not an automatic thing - I have flagged this above for the staff to help you

  7. I've just transferred the subscribers to your self-hosted site.

  8. backpackology101
    Member

    Hey, thanks.

    I've noticed that all the wordpress.com followers on my old blog have been removed and that my old blog's subscriber count has been reset to zero... I'm not overly smitten with my self-hosted site, and I'm strongly considering transferring back to wordpress.com. Would you be able to recover my subscribers that were deleted? It would make a huge difference in my decision.

  9. WordPress.com followers can't be transferred to a self-hosted site. These followers are still subscribed to your https://backpackologydotorg.wordpress.com blog though.

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