Moving blog followers from WP.com to self hosted blog

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  • #1564018

    Hi,

    Can you tell me how I can move my followers from my old blog (www.ialwayspickthethimble.wordpress.com, which was been redirected to http://www.ialwayspickthethimble.com on WordPress) to my new self-hosted blog (www.ialwayspickthethimble.com) on BlueHost? I am still using WordPress and have Jetpack installed.

    Many thanks.

    The blog I need help with is ialwayspickthethimble.com.

    #1564150

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    Staff can do this for you. I tagged this thread for their assistance. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1564178

    rootjosh
    Staff

    I can help you with that.

    I am seeing your Jetpack connected site as being 69.89.31.106/~ialwaysp/ and not ialwayspickthethimble.com. Can you disconnect and reconnect to your permanent URL?

    #1564195

    Hi – My computer consultant is asking if you can please clarify “disconnect and reconnect to your permanent URL”. Do you mean to change the URL to point to ialwayspickthethimble.wordpress.com?”

    Thanks!

    #1564197

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Jetpack is showing as being connected to 69.89.31.106/~ialwaysp/ and not to ialwayspickthethimble.com. If you want your followers to be moved to ialwayspickthethimble.com, that is what jetpack needs to be connected to.

    #1564212

    Hi – I think we may have it set up correctly now. Could we tray again?

    Thanks!

    #1564215

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I checked your site and it looks good, so there’s just one last step before we can transfer your followers. Can you please go to the Jetpack section in your dashboard and disconnect it from WordPress.com, and then reconnect it to WordPress.com?

    That will reset it in our system so we can transfer your followers to the right site. :) Please let me know if you have any questions about that.

    #1564216

    Hi – The Jetpack section has been reset. Anything else I need to do?

    Thanks!

    #1564217

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Nope, nothing else you need to do. :) I transferred your followers to ialwayspickthethimble.com, as requested. You’re all set!

    Your email followers will continue to receive email updates, and your WordPress.com followers will continue to see your new posts in the Reader. If your WordPress.com followers would like to receive email updates, as well, they can subscribe via email on your new blog.

    Please let me know if you have any questions about that!

    #1564218

    Thank you so much!

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