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  1. I am in need of assistance in moving my active followers from my wordpress blog to the blog that I am now hosting in my own domain. The blog I want to remove from subscribers FROM is The self-hosted site I want to move my followers TO is I've only been able to find information for email subscribers but I would like to move my WordPress user followers!
    Blog url:

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  3. @miffalicious
    As long as you have the Jetpack plugin installed on your self-hosted blog, Staff can transfer your and email subscribers from your blog to your new self-hosted blog. I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

  4. Thank you very much! Yes, I have my Jetpack plugin installed already!

  5. Good then all you have to do is be patient while waiting for Staff. :)

  6. Hi miffalicious,

    I believe your site isn't connected via Jetpack yet. I couldn't find it in the list of connected sites. When you install Jetpack, you then have to authenticate with which will allow you to connect your site to and thus enable the Jetpack features.

    Once you confirm that's done, we'll be able to move those subscribers over.


  7. Hi Jkudish!

    I have reconnected it again; would it be possible for you to see if it is authenticated now?

    Thank you!!

  8. I have moved your subscribers as requested.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

  9. Thank you very much!

    I'd just like to ask, how would I be able to check the number of followers? And from hereon, would it be right for me to say that readers can only follow my blog through email subscriptions?


  10. You're welcome!

    You can check your subscribers via a similar link near the bottom-left of your stats page.

    The Reader does not support self-hosted blogs, so email is their only subscription option, besides using your RSS feed in a third-party reader.

  11. sellitinspanish


    I just moved from to self hosted, activated jetpack but still don't see my old subscribers :(

    please let me know how to get them back. Thanks!


  12. @sellitinspanish
    Staff can move your email subscribers for you. They need to know what the URL for your blog is to do that.

  13. sellitinspanish

    Thank you very much for your response timethief.

    My new self-hosted site is

    and my was

    the same name basically.

    So will staff read my info here and do it?

  14. sellitinspanish

    Also, my said that I had 300 or so followers on facebook. Does are gone too. How do I get those back?


  15. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

    The Facebook subscribers are only listed because you had your set to Publicize to Facebook, but Publicize is not available on self-hosted blog, so this number was not transferred.

    You can still automatically post to Facebook with a variety of plugins, like

  16. Hello, I've also just moved to a self hosted wp blog, and trying to figure out how to get my followers back. Would it be possible to have my followers from moved to as well?

  17. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

  18. Thanks so much!

  19. macmanx or jkudish!
    Just saw this post, could you please move my followers from to I have Jetpack installed and setup ^_^


  20. I have transferred your subscribers as requested.

  21. Hi macmanx, I'm jumping on the bandwagon.

    Could you please copy my followers from to I have Jetpack installed and connected to


  22. I have transferred your followers as requested.

  23. Thank you.

    However, while you did this, I was updating a post and the saved draft disappeared (I had saved the draft!)! I had written a lot, but it's ALL GONE. Is there anyway to get this back?

  24. snixykitchen, unfortunately it doesn't appear to be recoverable. I'm hoping that had nothing to do with the subscriber transfer.

    Did it disappear when you hit the Save button?

  25. shakopeewinecellars

    I would like to have my Subscribers moved from '' over to my hosted site ' (or (not sure how they are moved if a sub-domain matters)).

    Jetpack is installed and showing as connected.

    Thank you!

  26. I have transferred your followers as requested.

  27. shakopeewinecellars

    Thank you very much, macmanx!

  28. You're welcome!

  29. macmanx can you also transfer my subscriptions from to

    Is this the only way to have this done, or is there a formal process to submit this request?

    I hate to keep pummeling one person with these requests.

  30. Oh wait.

    Am I getting this right?

    I have a poetry blog that is very nice (it is, honest) and I love it. Thing is, it's URL is my name. - beginners mistake.
    I've run it though, long enough to have a large number of subscribers.

    Now, I really like being hosted, no problems, so I'd just want to move to another with an appropriate url.

    Can you move my subscribers from one account to another?
    Can you REPLICATE rather than move them?

    I think I'd be better off ASKING these questions before I do anything eh!

    And to think that I almost NEVER came across this forum...


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