Follower count broken?

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  • #3237487

    Hi, I’m using the Rowling theme on my blog and I really like the design (so I hope it’s not an issue with the theme) but I don’t know why my follower count is wrong. I have currently 39 wordpress followers but the counter says 75.

    The counter is a widget I added to my site, which can be seen on the right when you load the full site. I thought the counter might add social media stats too, but on twitter I have over 100 followers, on Facebook none, on Instagram only 17 and 2 on Bloglovin’………..

    So why does my total count say 75, it’s a random number and I don’t understand it???

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

    #3237789

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi there,

    That widget shows people that have either followed your blog with their WordPress.com account or directly with their email address. It cannot display followers from social media networks.

    #3237814

    @fstat: I have a doubt.
    I think we’re discussing about the Follow Blog widget.

    When I read the documentation of this widget it says it includes the followers from social media.

    Show total number of followers – If you choose, the widget will display the total number of followers, which is the sum of:
    
    WordPress.com users following your blog
    Any followers from connected Publicize services (Facebook and Twitter)

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    Please help me clarify what am I doing wrong.

    #3237880

    The Follow Blog widget can include social media accounts in that number of followers displayed IF those services are connected through the Publicize tool. Othwerise, they aren’t included in that total.

    Here’s what I see:

    – 1 follower through Facebook
    – 36 followers through Twitter
    – 40 followers directly on WordPress.com

    that gives us 77 total followers which is what I see displayed in the widget on the site.

    #3238148

    It does show social media accounts, I do know that as a previous blog I had with a different account showed twitter and facebook followers and the numbers added up correctly, but on this blog my numbers don’t and I just wondered why? Is it the particular theme that has an issue or is the widget just broken? :(

    #3238180

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    It looks like the Twitter count on your site was stuck. I’ve forced an update, and the widget should now show the correct combined total for your WordPress.com and Twitter followers.

    on twitter I have over 100 followers, on Facebook none, on Instagram only 17 and 2 on Bloglovin’

    Neither Instagram nor Bloglovin’ can be connected to your site at My Site ->Sharing, so there is no way for the widget to pull in follower counts from those services.

    #3238681

    Brilliant, it worked, its showing the right amount now. Thank you so much :) :) :) !!!

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