Please move my followers

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  • #1031438

    v12m
    Member

    Hi – I am moving my blog from mothercrater.wordpress.com to a self hosted blog at http://www.mothercrafterdiy.com

    can you please help me move my followers?

    Thanks.

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

    #1031485

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    After you install the JetPack plugin and activate it Staff can transfer your email subscribers for you. Please post into this thread again when you have done that. Note that followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be followed.

    #1031548

    v12m
    Member

    Jetpack installed. I am using feedburner on my old site (wordpress.com) – does that matter?

    #1031551

    v12m
    Member

    Hi – Let me know what to do. Thanks

    #1031552

    timethief
    Member

    Yes, it matters. if you were using the WordPress.com Follow Blog widget, Staff can move the email subscribers. However, as you are using Feeburner Staff can’t move those subscribers. You have to do that yourself.

    #1031553

    ryanhellyer
    Member

    If you are using Feedburner, then the subscribers will move automatically. You will presumably forward your WordPress.com account to your new one, and that will automagically redirect your Feedburner subscribers too.

    It may also be possible to change the feed URL in Feedburner. It’s been a while since I’ve used that service, so I’m not entirely sure on that though.

    #1031554

    timethief
    Member

    All I did was copy and paste the Feedburner subscription sign-up form the text widget on the WordPress.com blog to the WordPress.org site and that was it. I didn’t bother burning a new feed and it worked find. I’ve also made the opposite move from a WordPress.org install to a WordPress.com blog by doing the same thing.

    #1031555

    v12m
    Member

    It looks like I can change the url in feedburner, and that should take care of it. Thanks

    FYI, feedburner settings page says:
    ‘You should not change “Original Feed” unless you move your original feed to a new domain or a new location on your existing server. Also, changing “Feed Address” will require you to update your feed subscribers with your new address; the previous feed address will no longer work.’

    #1031556

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for posting that. It will be handy when the next blogger posts this question again. Best wishes with your new site. :)

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