How to transfer followers and likes from wordpress.com to self-hosted site?

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  • #1803458

    Hi,

    I am in the process of switching to a self-hosted site from my wordpress.com blog. Is there a way I could transfer my wordpress.com followers and likes to my self-hosted site?

    My wordpress.com site is eagerexplorer.wordpress.com, while my self-hosted site is eagerexplorer.com.

    Thanks a lot!

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

    #1803483

    hafizr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Yes, there’s a way! What you have to do is post here with the url to your old and new blog, and make sure you already have Jetpack installed on the new one.

    Which I suppose… you already did! :)

    I’ve notified the Staff and all we have to do is wait for them to finalize the transfer. Once they’re done, they’ll let you know here.

    #1803487

    Looking forward to the move. I was getting worried that the likes won’t be transferred to the new site and I couldn’t find a solution online for that.

    Thanks a lot, hafizr! :)

    #1803499

    druesome
    Staff

    Hey Karen,

    Yes, I can do that for you. Just let me know when you’re ready. Cheers!

    #1803500

    Hi druesome,

    I already have the jetpck plugin installed. Kindly transfer the likes and followers please. Thank you! :-)

    #1803502

    druesome
    Staff

    Hey there Karen!

    I went ahead and moved your old blog’s subscribers to the new one at “eagerexplorer.com”. Let me know if things are looking good on your end.

    If you experience issues with this or have any questions about Jetpack, you can
    contact the Jetpack support team here:

    http://jetpack.me/contact-support/

    Thank you!

    #1803503

    Thanks for implementing the transfer!

    #1803504

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @druesome-with the new information that WP.com users can move their own followers to their new self-hosted sites, are they able to also move Likes themselves, or is that something that Staff still need to do for them?

    #1803505

    druesome
    Staff

    Hey Karen:

    Thanks for implementing the transfer!

    You’re welcome!

    JenT:

    Are they able to also move Likes themselves, or is that something that Staff still need to do for them?

    I’m afraid that WordPress.com likes aren’t something that can be transferred to another blog.

    #1803507

    Hi druesome,

    Thanks for moving my followers. However, I have new followers on my wordpress.com blog, and I tried transferring them to the self-hosted site using the instructions from JenT, but I can’t find my wordpress.com blog on the drop-down list.

    Is there something else I need to do? Thanks! :)

    #1803508

    druesome
    Staff

    Hey there,

    Sorry about the trouble you had with the migration tool. It’s still a bit new and similar bugs have been reported by other users. I went ahead and transferred your remaining subscribers to the new site. Thank you!

    #1803510

    I hope the bug gets fixed soon. Thanks again for the transfer!

    #1803511

    druesome
    Staff

    Me too! You’re welcome. :)

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