Move name servers and followers to wordpress.org
This post jumps off my previous forum post here:
I just got off the phone with blue host (who is hosting for our new wordpress.org site thecavalierstrategy.com). The site was at the temporary domain of http://188.8.131.52/~thecava3. However, we are ready to go live.
Blue host had me change the URL settings to our real domain of thecavalierstrategy.com, which I did, and told me the next step was to contact you for the following 2 purposes:
1. Direct your wordpress.com name servers to blue host at Ns1.bluehost.com and Ns2.bluehost.com.
2. Migrate my followers from wordpress.com to our new self-hosted site at wordpress.org.
Can you please help me with this so I can begin working on our new self-hosted site?
The blog I need help with is thecavalierstrategy.com.
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The subscribers have been moved as requested.
Your domain is registered at GoDaddy.com, go to their site and log into the control panel to change the nameserver records of your domain.
Please let us know if you need any further assistance!
I had around 140 total subscribers on my wordpress.com site (including subscribe by email) and now I only see 19. This is not correct.
These were the followers that have been transferred:
WP.com Subscribers: 11
Email Subscribers: 112
Otherwise please try to disconnect/connect the Jetpack widget in your self-hosted blog and reply back when that’s done. This way I can check if everything is setup correct.
Looking forward to your reply.
Do I need to move the name servers in GoDaddy first? I can’t seem to get back to my wordpress.org site, just the wordpress.com one.
Yes, the domain’s nameservers are still pointed to your WordPress.com site. Since the domain is registered at GoDaddy.com, go to their site and log into the control panel to change the nameserver records of your domain. You’ll need to point the nameserver records to your new hosting provider.
OK, I just did that. Does this take some time to propagate?
OK, looks like it propagated and the self-hosted site is now live. I de-activated and reactivated the Jetpack widget. Can you migrate over our followers now?
OK, I’m not sure what happened but all the CSS changes I made to the self-hosted site just went away. It was working fine until about 3 minutes ago. How can I fix this?
And what are the wordpress.com name servers if I need to switch back?
Just to keep you updated, I switched the name servers back to wordpress.com’s so I could launch an email for tomorrow morning. I can switch back to bluehost when the CSS is updated.
I don’t see any CSS issues on your current WordPress.com blog.
Let me know when the nameservers have been changed and I’ll transfer the subscribers for you. Please don’t forget to disconnect/connect Jetpack when the nameservers have been propagated.
Note that the propagation process can take up to 72 hours (though usually much less). During that time, you may also receive a warning message in your browser about “redirect errors”. Unfortunately, we have no control over this as it all depends on how often your internet service provider updates their records. Please rest assured that everything is proceeding normally with your domain.
There are no issues on my WordPress.com blog, it’s the self-hosted site that isn’t updated. When I de-activated then reactivated Jetpack yesterday for the self-hosted site per your request, all of the CSS changes I made to the self-hosted site to match my WordPress.com site got deleted. This took a lot of time/work, and I’d like it fixed.
Also, my WordPress.com site now says I have 0 followers, and I had 140. Please address these errors. They need fixing. Thanks.
Regarding the CSS issue. It’s broken because on your self-hosted site the domain thecavalierstrategy.com is set as your primary domain, but you’ve pointed the domain’s nameservers back to WordPress.com
Please follow these steps:
1: Point the domain’s nameservers to Bluehost
2: Make sure Jetpack is connected once the nameservers are changed
3: Reply back in this thread so I can make sure the connection is working and you’re followers are on the right place
I’ll have to wait a couple days to do that, probably Friday, because we’re having a lot of traffic to the site within the next couple of days and I can’t risk any design/functionality errors.
Just to repeat, I updated the CSS about 2 months ago to match the WordPress.com site and everything was fine until I de-activated and reactivated Jetpack yesterday. The name servers were pointed at Blue Host, but with no quick CSS fix, I pointed them back to WordPress.com until this could be fixed. I don’t know if simply pointing the name servers back to Blue Host will fix this issue.
I don’t know if simply pointing the name servers back to Blue Host will fix this issue.
I think it will, but feel free to contact me again on Friday or in the weekend (whatever works best for you) and I’ll help you out as quick as possible.
In addition to the CSS, you might want to make sure that you have the same Custom CSS running on your self-hosted site. This is the Custom CSS you have now: https://thecavalierstrategy.wordpress.com/wp-admin/customize.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fthecavalierstrategy.wordpress.com%2Fwp-admin%2F .We can check that again on Friday to see if it’s all correct.
So we’re going to need to stick with the wordpress.com domain for another week or 2. Could you put my followers back there for the time being until we’re ready to go to WordPress.org? Right now, it’s showing I only have 10 or so.
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