How do I import blog to self-hosted

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    I would like to import my blog to my self-hosted blog. I have followed the instructions to import and export, but only my media and categories are making the transfer. I do not see my posts or comments. I’ve already:
    – installed wordpress software at my host
    – transferred my domain
    – switched my domain nameservers
    – logged into my old blog and exported the xml file
    – logged into my new blog and imported the xml file

    The blog I need help with is



    Hi there- did you give this another try? It looks like your posts are on your new site now. Sometimes you just have to do the process again and it picks up what it skipped. :)

    Let me know if you’re still having trouble!


    Thank you for your reply. I was able to import my posts and comments by contacting my host’s tech support. I was wondering, however, if I still had my blog followers? I had over 4,000 e-mail subscribers, and I don’t want to lose them.



    We can move your followers to your new site for you if you install the Jetpack plugin:

    Once you’ve installed and connected it to your account, just reply and let me know, and I’ll move them over for you. :)


    Ok, I’ve installed and connected it! Thank you for your help!



    Ok, you’re all set! :) Let us know if you need anything else.


    I do have another question. When I am at Jetpack -> Site Stats I see under subscriptions that I have 4,964. However, when I am at Appearance -> Widgets and look at the widget, “Blog Subscriptions (Jet Pack)” it shows that I only have 4 subscribers. I would like for that widget to display the total number of subscribers (that being 4,000+ not 4!). Is there a way to do that? Thanks!

    Is there another plugin that I need, or that would be better than Blog Subscriptions (Jet Pack)? I am new to, so the Jet Pack widget is all I know.



    Hi there- it should reflect the correct number. Could you please try disconnecting and reconnecting Jetpack to see if that resets the correct number? If not, can you upload a screenshot of what the widget looks like to your old blog media library so I can take a look? Here are instructions for how to make a screenshot:


    I disconnected and reconnected and it did not reset the correct number. I looked at my subscriptions in my old blog and it is now 0. The subscriptions in my new blog show the correct number. It just isn’t showing in the subscriptions widget. The widget screenshot is now posted in the media library of my old blog.



    Hi there – Ok, thanks for doing that. I’m checking with our Jetpack team about this, and will be back in touch as soon as I have more information for you. That team is traveling this week, so it might not be until early next week.

    Regardless, your subscribers have definitely transferred; it’s just the count in the widget that’s not updating.


    Ok! I appreciate it!



    Hi there – are you still seeing the wrong number of subscribers on your widget now? It’s cached for a time, so it might have updated.

    If not, please let me know!


    I’m still seeing 4 subscribers in the widget. However, I know that all of my previous subscribers are receiving the e-mail updates, so that’s good to know.



    Hi there, our team let us know that they found a bug that was causing this problem, and that bug should be fixed in the next Jetpack release.

    In the meantime, you should be able to see the correct number of subscribers on your blog, even if the number you see in the widget in your blog’s dashboard is incorrect. Can you try displaying the number of subscribers in the widget and let us know if you see the correct number when you visit your blog?


    I tried displaying the number of subscribers in the widget and it did show the correct number on the blog!

    I hate that I have another question, but I do! I just began another blog. I have logged into the admin site a few times, but not much. Today I’m trying to log-in ( and after I click “log-in” it says I’ve entered the wrong password. At this point the URL also contains NOT 2bbintheclassroom. I’ve tried logging into and and neither work.

    Also, when one enters in their web browser it takes them directly to instead. Is there something I need to change in wordpress to correct this (that is, once I’m able to login!). If I need to post elsewhere in a forum, just let me know.



    Since your domain is registered with a different domain registrar ( and self-hosted with a different website hosting provider, I’m afraid there isn’t anything we can do to help with that website.

    You may want to contact your website hosting provider to make sure you have the domains pointed at your two websites correctly. If both sites are self-hosted sites, you can also get help from the forums at this link:

    I hope this helps! :)

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