Help migrating comments from .com to .org?

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  • #1110282

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Hi all –

    I’ve had my wp.com, http://nerkasalmon.wordpress.com/, for 2 years, and am in the process of moving everything to wp.org, http://www.teleaadsen.com. I did the .com export / .org import process last weekend, and was happy to see all of my old posts appear, intact with photos, videos and comments. Great!

    But the .org site isn’t live publicly yet – not quite ready – so readers have continued commenting on the .com blog. Last night I did the import / export thing again to update all of the new comments, but no success this time – new site appears the same, without any of the additional comments. What’s that about, and how can I make it right?

    Thanks much, and best new year’s wishes –
    T

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

    #1110374

    timethief
    Member

    This thread is tagged for Staff assistance e. Please subscribe to it so your are n notified when they respond.

    #1110451

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Um… I THINK I’m subscribed. The note at the top of this thread says I’m subscribed to this topic. Do I need to check in anywhere else, or just be patient with the holiday?

    (Thanks for tolerating the tech-idiocy.)

    #1110478

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there, since the two sites are now out of synch, you may want to empty out your .org site completely and re-import all posts, pages and comments – that would probably be the simplest route.

    Just let me know if you need further help.

    #1110480

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Thanks, Kathryn! Watching everything vanish sounds scary, but probably for the best. Guidance for how to delete all of the .org blog posts/comments, without impacting any of the other page content on that site?

    Thanks!

    #1110491

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    If you delete posts and comments using the bulk-delete tool without deleting the other content you may want to keep, it should be fine.

    Good luck!

    #1110495

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Thanks again, Kathryn. It didn’t exactly work, but I stopped stressing over a handful of comments and am fine with what is.

    Now that the .org site is live (www.teleaadsen.com), I’d like to move all of the http://nerkasalmon.wordpress.com followers over. Being able to communicate with you has been great – any chance you can help me with this, or do I need to create a new thread and hope for the best? :)

    #1110496

    timethief
    Member

    Staff can can move your email subscribers only. Followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred because there is no WordPress.org Reader or in fact a community with shared in-house features like there is here at WordPress.com.

    What’s required is:
    installation and activation of the JetPack plugin;
    posting both URLs for the underlying .wordpress.com blog and the domain 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.

    #1110497

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Thanks, timethief.

    Okay… modlook tagged and JetPack’s installed on the new site. I’d like to have the email subscribers from http://nerkasalmon.wordpress.com/ moved over to http://www.teleaadsen.com.

    All good?

    #1110500

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there, I’ve transferred your email subscribers as requested.

    It didn’t exactly work, but I stopped stressing over a handful of comments and am fine with what is.

    If you really want the handful comments you can always add them manually by copying-pasting them. :-)

    Good luck with the new site!

    #1110504

    nerkasalmon
    Member

    Ah! You’re wonderful; thanks so much, Kathryn! I appreciate all of your hand-holding and dealing with everything in this one thread, rather than sending me back into the forum ethers.

    Consider this one resolved. Have a good week!

    #1110506

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    My great pleasure. Good luck with your new site!

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