Migrate followers from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

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  • #1131409

    ddbdoglady
    Member

    Hello. I recently moved my blog for http://ddbdoglady.wordpress.com to the self-hosted link above. Also purchased the $13.00 redirect. I have the Jetpack plug in installed and connected to WordPress.com. Question is, do my blog followers and email subscribers get transferred automatically? They are not showing up on the new site. Please advise. This is the link for followers:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers
    Do I have to email all those subscribed that way? I made a post on the old blog, directing people to the new blog, but, that page isn’t found any longer. Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is thedogladysden.com.

    #1131690

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there,

    We can transfer your email subscribers (only) from WordPress.com to WordPress.org for you. You will need to have your .com site still active, and it looks like you’re already set up with Jetpack.

    Could you confirm the URL for your self-hosted site?

    Cheers!

    #1131695

    ddbdoglady
    Member

    Thanks. The new WordPress.org URL is http://thedogladysden.com
    I guess the “Follow in a reader” function is available to WordPress.com users only? Pity! Appreciate the help, nonetheless.

    #1131696

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate. WordPress.org installs are are stand alone software installs for self hosting. There is no WordPress.org community with shared features like the Reader which we have here at WordPress.com.

    #1131697

    ddbdoglady
    Member

    Thanks for the explanation. It was a bit confusing. Shame to lose the readership, but they can join in other ways.

    #1131698

    raincoaster
    Member

    Actually, a different staff member has been saying that your WP.com reader subscribers are also transferred too. I don’t know what to think.

    #1131700

    ddbdoglady
    Member

    Well, it sure would be nice if they were! Thanks for the comment raincoaster.

    #1131718

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi Debbie,

    We have transferred your subscribers!

    We’ve been working on the transfer tool, and now we’re able to transfer email and Reader subscribers. This is a pretty new development!

    Cheers!

    #1131719

    ddbdoglady
    Member

    I saw that last night. Thank you SO much! That is great news. Really appreciate it. :-) Have a good weekend.

    #1131720

    zandyring
    Staff

    You as well!

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