Transfer Followers to a Self-Hosted Blog

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  • #1319577

    emmadotgem
    Member

    Hello there,

    I just recently switched to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog at the URL http://lifesarunner.com

    I’ve been looking around the forums and have seen that it is possible to have a staff member transfer the followers over from my WordPress.com blog. How would I go about having that happen?

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

    #1319732

    timethief
    Member

    Install and activate the JetPack plugin please. Staff can do this for you. I tagged this thread for their assistance. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1319733

    emmadotgem
    Member

    Thanks for your help – done and done!

    #1319734

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Please be patient while waiting.

    #1319818

    jackiedana
    Member

    Your subscribers and followers have been transferred as requested.

    Please note that any WordPress.com followers who opted to receive email updates will need to re-subscribe again on your new site through the Jetpack signup box, otherwise they’ll only see new posts in their Reader. Non-WordPress.com email subscribers will continue to get email updates.

    You might thing about setting up a Site Redirect for your WordPress.com site at lifesarunner.wordpress.com to send your site visitors to your new domain. Otherwise, people will still be able to subscribe on your old site.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    #1319822

    emmadotgem
    Member

    Thank you! I was just wondering, though, it still says I have 0 followers on my WordPress.org account. Why might that be?

    #1319832

    jackiedana
    Member

    Hi there,

    Looks like the migration didn’t go through the first time. I’ve submitted another request and it appears to have processed correctly. You should be able to see your followers now if you refresh your site stats.

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