Followers need to be copied from wp.COM site to wp.ORG site.

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  • #1104934

    erikadt
    Member

    I am migrating my blog from a wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org site. Everything has seamlessly transferred except for my followers. I would like to transfer my followers as well. I have 404 email and wordpress followers that need to be migrated. Please help. JetPack is installed.

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

    #1105059

    erikadt
    Member

    In addition to that, the publicize feature which is activated does not appear to be displaying my facebook and twitter followers either. They were originally all combined as 1 figure (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and email). I would like that for my new site as well if possible.

    #1105164

    erikadt
    Member

    Does this require a bump?

    #1105165

    timethief
    Member

    Staff can can move your email subscribers only. Followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred.

    What’s required is:
    installation and activation of the JetPack plugin;
    posting both URLs ie. the underlying .wordpress.com URL and the domain URL into this forum thread;
    tagging the thread with modlook in the sidebar;
    subscribing to the thread so you are notified when Staff make the transfer.

    #1105191

    erikadt
    Member

    Thank you, timethief! Would someone please transfer my followers on:

    http://vampirenovelfan.wordpress.com

    to

    http://www.yoururbanfantasy.com/

    I currently have the redirect in effect.

    #1105192

    jenia
    Member

    I have moved over all your WordPress.com subscribers as requested.

    #1105193

    erikadt
    Member

    Thank you for the transfer. However, I am trying to reach out to the wordpress.com readers as well. I had 79 of them. Though they were moved over, I cannot access them from my new site though I can see the number still there. Can those users be copied (not transferred) back to my wordpress site so that I can create an announcement post that they’ll be able to see?

    #1105194

    erikadt
    Member

    I think I forgot to add modlook. Please see the post above.

    #1105195

    jenia
    Member

    Your WordPress.com followers were transferred as well, not just email subscribers. They’ll be able to view your new posts just as previously. Let me know if this is not the case.

    #1105198

    erikadt
    Member

    I spoke with a couple of them and they said that they haven’t received any notifications of my latest posts since the transfer.

    #1105199

    kardotim
    Member

    You can view all your subscribers in your Site Stats. Go to the Site State page and click on the link at the bottom under ‘Followers’ to see all your blog/comment followers.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

    #1105200

    erikadt
    Member

    I can view the number of total subscribers, however when I click the “WordPress.com Followers” link I cannot see them. It only shows my email followers. My email followers are receiving my posts fine, however my wordpress.com followers have reported that they are not receiving notifications for my new posts.

    #1105201

    erikadt
    Member

    Also, is there a way for my subscriptions to include my Publicize followers like on the wordpress.com sites?

    #1105202

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – when you said:

    I currently have the redirect in effect.

    It looks like you actually purchased domain mapping, not a site redirect. Mapping only applies to sites that are hosted with WordPress.com. Since you’ve moved to a self-hosted site, the mapping upgrade may be interfering with your WordPress.com followers’ ability to view your posts in their Reader, so I’ve removed it and credited your account with $13 so that you can purchase the Site Redirect instead. Please let me know if this solves the issue for your WordPress.com followers.

    In terms of not being able to see the list of your WordPress.com followers, I will investigate.

    #1105203

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    I just noticed that you had used the domain mapping upgrade as part of a Value Bundle package purchased not that long ago, so I’ve removed the credits for now.

    Since you’ve now moved to a self-hosted site, would you like a refund on your Value Bundle?

    #1105204

    erikadt
    Member

    Hi. Thank you for the help. Actually I requested a refund initially after I decided to move to a self-hosted site (it was under 24 hours), so yes, please make sure the refund has been applied. Basically, I want to make sure the traffic from my first site goes to my new site now. WordPress.com people are now receiving new posts but I still can’t see them directly in the site stats like I can with the email followers. I will purchase the site redirect. So issues now are:

    1) I cannot see my wordpress.com followers in the site stats
    2) Publicize subscribers (facebook and twitter) have not been added in with my blog followers like it was on wordress.com. I would like the lump sum counter reinstated if possible.

    #1105205

    erikadt
    Member

    Actually, it seems like some wordpress people are getting it and some aren’t. I think it will help when I can actually see the followers again. I can try to reach out individually to those I know.

    #1105206

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Actually I requested a refund initially after I decided to move to a self-hosted site (it was under 24 hours), so yes, please make sure the refund has been applied.

    The Value Bundle upgrade has been removed, and the refund issued. It can take 1-2 weeks for the refund to be reflected on your account.

    1) I cannot see my wordpress.com followers in the site stats

    We are still investigating this.

    2) Publicize subscribers (facebook and twitter) have not been added in with my blog followers like it was on wordress.com. I would like the lump sum counter reinstated if possible.

    Publicize counts are connected to each post’s URL (web address). Because you didn’t have a custom domain previously, your post URLs changed when you switched over to a self-hosted site. This means that your Publicize numbers were reset. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    #1105207

    erikadt
    Member

    1) Thank you for investigating. However, in the meantime, would it be possible to copy (not completely move) my wordpress followers back over to my wordpress.com blog so that I can at least get the word out for them to update their bookmarks? I have a giveaway post that I’d like to publish and I’d like for them to see it so that they can enter if they wish.

    2) I have acquired new followers since switching over, yet I still do not see any publicize numbers. Even if reset, how can I get it to at least start logging the new followers?

    #1105208

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Thank you for investigating. However, in the meantime, would it be possible to copy (not completely move) my wordpress followers back over to my wordpress.com blog so that I can at least get the word out for them to update their bookmarks?

    We don’t have a tool to copy followers, only move them – sorry about that.

    2) I have acquired new followers since switching over, yet I still do not see any publicize numbers. Even if reset, how can I get it to at least start logging the new followers?

    Could you please show me a specific example of the discrepancy so I can take a look? Thanks very much.

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