Move subscribers from wordpress.com > wordpress.org?

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  • #999878

    stephshore04
    Member

    Hello,

    I have just switched from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. I have manually moved my email subscribers over, but was wondering if I could move those who are following my blog through WordPress.com. Is this possible?

    My WordPress.com blog is: http://glitterandgoatcheese.wordpress.com/
    My WordPress.org blog is: http://glitterandgoatcheese.com/

    Thank you!

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

    #1000098

    timethief
    Member

    but was wondering if I could move those who are following my blog through WordPress.com. Is this possible?

    The followers who are using the WordPress.com Reader as opposed to email subscribers cannot be moved.

    #1000099

    macmanx
    Staff

    The WordPress.com Reader only supports WordPress.com blogs, so those followers can’t be moved.

    For those, I recommend just posting “we’ve moved” (etc) on the old blog.

    As for moving the email subscribers, how did you do that? We don’t yet have a user-facing tool for that, but I can move them for you.

    #1000102

    stephshore04
    Member

    Ah! Gotcha – thanks so much!
    I just copy-pasted all the email addresses from the CSV list in Site Stats into the Subscribers field in the Subscribe2 plug-in. Any advice on what the differences are between Subscribe2 and the Jetpack subscription widget? I didn’t know the Jetpack widget existed when I first installed Subscribe2!

    #1000109

    macmanx
    Staff

    The two really aren’t that different, except for the fact that Jetpack emails are all sent from our server, which puts the burden of support on us, decreases the load on your server, and decreases the likelihood that you’d be seen as a spammer by automated software.

    If you’d like to switch to Jetpack, I can transfer your followers over for you.

    #1000113

    stephshore04
    Member

    Oh, that makes sense! OK, yes, please do move them over. Thank you SO much!

    #1000124

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

    #1000162

    stephshore04
    Member

    Thanks again!

    #1000169

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1000276

    clavielle
    Member

    Macmanx
    I have just done the same thing with my blog. Could you transfer my email subscribers too?

    My WordPress.com blog is: http://clavielle.wordpress.com/
    My WordPress.org blog is: http://www.clavielle.com/

    Thank you,
    Tpdd

    #1000277

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

    #1000278

    clavielle
    Member

    Wow. Thank you so much.
    Now I just need to get everyone to “Follow” me over. Is it possible to put the WordPress “+follow” at the bottom of my new blog?

    #1000279

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    Yes, it won’t necessarily be a button, but you can add a Follow Blog widget to your sidebar via Appearance -> Widgets in your blog’s Dashboard.

    #1000280

    clavielle
    Member

    Macmanx – I can see that you transferred over all the emails, but when I published my first post on my new blog it didn’t send them emails. I have the list on my dashboard under Jetpack -> Site Stats but they were not sent an email. Did I miss something in the process of getting it activated?
    Thank you

    #1000281

    macmanx
    Staff

    Was Jetpack active when you published the post? Also, would you please check your email’s spam folder?

    #1000284

    clavielle
    Member

    Yes, Jetpack was active. I checked with a few people and they did not get it even in their spam folder.

    I sent out a test post and people received it. This was great! I chalked it up to the email subscriptions not having enough time to work their way through the wp “system”. So I re-posted my first post, but again it doesn’t seem to be going through. No one has gotten it yet.

    I think what is going on is that I have set up two users in my blog. Admin and clavielle. It seems that the test post my Admin go through to folk’s email, but the posts by clavielle don’t. Are the emails subscriptions attached to the admin user only?
    Thanks

    #1000285

    macmanx
    Staff

    What is clavielle’s user role?

    #1000286

    clavielle
    Member

    Administrator

    #1000287

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, that is odd. Would you please try one more test post (with different content) as that user?

    #1000288

    clavielle
    Member

    I’ve made a post with both users. The first published from the clavielle user log in, and it was not sent to my email subscribers. The second was a few minutes afterwards and through the admin user log in. This one did go through to my email subscribers. Any ideas?

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