Transferring to WordPress.org Issues, Need Staff Help

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  • #1068294

    Hey guys.

    I’ve recently transferred my blog from wordpress.com (backpackologydotorg.wordpress.com) to wordpress.org (backpackology.org), but none of my subscribers were transferred. I’ve already tried jetpack, to no avail. Could someone (i.e. a staff member) possibly help me out? I’d appreciate it.

    Also, is it possible for my previous wordpress.com subscribers to continue to follow my site now that it’s privately hosted? Will they still receive notifications, or will they need to resubscribe via e-mail?

    Is there a plugin that allows other wordpress.com users to subscribe to my blog with the same one-click ‘Follow’ button (instead of inputting an e-mail)?

    Thanks for the help, this is all new stuff to me, so I’m a bit confused.

    Hope you had a nice weekend,
    Steve

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

    #1068451

    timethief
    Member

    You must install Jetpack and activate it first. Then Staff will transfer your email subscribers for you. Note that followers using the WordPress.com Reader cannot be transferred.

    #1068452

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. This thread is flagged for Staff attention but it’s the weekend so please be patient while waiting.

    #1068453

    auxclass
    Member

    Make once the subscribers have been transferred – make a few Posts on your old blog to the effect that “I have moved – new post here” – and that will pick up some of the stragglers

    #1068502

    Thanks guys! I already installed Jetpack and everything works great, but none of my subscribers, e-mail or otherwise, made the transfer.

    Also, just wondering, is there a plugin that would allow me to automatically sync posts from my new, self-hosted blog onto my old wordpress.com blog? So that new posts get posted in both locations?

    #1068507

    auxclass
    Member

    We don’t do Plug-in’s here – auto-Posting is also not possible here and is against the Terms of service I think

    Duplicate content is very bad – you don’t want to do that – do a few word summery like I suggested above to the old blog

    The staff need to manually transfer the subscribers it is not an automatic thing – I have flagged this above for the staff to help you

    #1068541

    kardotim
    Member

    I’ve just transferred the subscribers to your self-hosted site.

    #1068599

    Hey, thanks.

    I’ve noticed that all the wordpress.com followers on my old blog have been removed and that my old blog’s subscriber count has been reset to zero… I’m not overly smitten with my self-hosted site, and I’m strongly considering transferring back to wordpress.com. Would you be able to recover my subscribers that were deleted? It would make a huge difference in my decision.

    #1068600

    kardotim
    Member

    WordPress.com followers can’t be transferred to a self-hosted site. These followers are still subscribed to your https://backpackologydotorg.wordpress.com blog though.

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