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Will changing my .wordpress address lose my followers?

  1. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Hi. If I cahnge my blog address, will I lose my current followers?

    Also, if I pay to lose the .wordpress.com in my blog address (in my current address) will I also lose my current followers?

    And if I change my blog address and lose the .wordpress.part will I still keep or lose my current followers?

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

  2. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Hi. I forgot to put my Blog address, oops!

    http://mybyeworld.wordpress.com

    So my original Question relates to this blog address.

  3. Hi. This is the best I could do in terms of finding an answer:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/changing-blog-address-question-re-subscribers?replies=4

  4. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Hello, Thanks for that. I read a bit further down on that post and somebody from WP I presume, said that subscribers 'may' be able to be transfered but that WP cannot promise it.

    Aghh, don't know what to do now. I don't want to risk losing any of my followers as they have taken a while to build up.

    Do you think if I keep my address but upgrade to lose the .wordpress.com part I will still keep my subscribers???

  5. Do you think if I keep my address but upgrade to lose the .wordpress.com part I will still keep my subscribers???

    If you use the custom domain upgrade, your followers will still receive the updates when you publish a new post.

  6. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Thanks Jeherve, very much appreciated.

    Will it still show how many subscribers I have got on my home page as it does now?

    And will everything stay the same, in terms of no physical changes to my blog that I have not made personally?

  7. Will it still show how many subscribers I have got on my home page as it does now?

    And will everything stay the same, in terms of no physical changes to my blog that I have not made personally?

    Yes
    Yes

    The only thing that changes is the address in the browser bar.

  8. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Auxclass, thank you very much....I am happy that bit is sorted and I am all clear and confident now about losing the .wordpress.com part. :-)

    What about if I totally change my blog address?

  9. My answer is accurate as long as you change with domain mapping -

    If you change from my-blog.wordpress.com to my-new-blog.wordpress.com then my answer does not apply and I am not sure what will happen - depends on how the address is changed

    If you upgrade with domain mapping to a domain name you buy then the change is seamless and all the old links work and the search engines go to your new pages automatically

  10. 1creativephotography1
    Member

    Ok great. Thank you very much, I got it :-)

    I guess the more serious you get about blogging....

    Thank you everyone who has helped me with all of this, I am very happy! :-)

  11. You be welcome & good luck

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