Hi happiness engineers and WP gurus,
We are in the process of preparing a new self-hosted nest for our WP site and getting close to being ready to switch over the DNS records. The site, currently hosted @ wordpress.com is already served via our own domain name through WP domain mapping so I assume that the only thing I will need to do to move the traffic from wordpress.com to our new server is change the authoritative name servers from the wordpress ones to ours and then point the domain name at our new server's IP address. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do with respect to that part.
My two questions concern existing followers, commenters, and jetpack. We have the Jetpack plugin up and running on our new server and it seems to be working well. I understand that we can request that our existing several hundred email followers be migrated from the .com instance to our new .org instance.
1. When we are ready for that follower migration to take place, how long after the request is made will it take to have the email followers migrated?
2. We have the comment moderation set so that a user's first comment is moderated and then they are clear to comment. Is it possible for that "clear to comment" authorization also to be migrated from our .com blog to our new .org blog?
The blog I need help with is libertyblitzkrieg.com.