Will changing my .wordpress address lose my followers?

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  • #791009

    Hi. If I cahnge my blog address, will I lose my current followers?

    Also, if I pay to lose the .wordpress.com in my blog address (in my current address) will I also lose my current followers?

    And if I change my blog address and lose the .wordpress.part will I still keep or lose my current followers?

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

    #791175

    Hi. I forgot to put my Blog address, oops!

    http://mybyeworld.wordpress.com

    So my original Question relates to this blog address.

    #791256

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. This is the best I could do in terms of finding an answer:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/changing-blog-address-question-re-subscribers?replies=4

    #791276

    Hello, Thanks for that. I read a bit further down on that post and somebody from WP I presume, said that subscribers ‘may’ be able to be transfered but that WP cannot promise it.

    Aghh, don’t know what to do now. I don’t want to risk losing any of my followers as they have taken a while to build up.

    Do you think if I keep my address but upgrade to lose the .wordpress.com part I will still keep my subscribers???

    #791277

    jeherve
    Staff

    Do you think if I keep my address but upgrade to lose the .wordpress.com part I will still keep my subscribers???

    If you use the custom domain upgrade, your followers will still receive the updates when you publish a new post.

    #791291

    Thanks Jeherve, very much appreciated.

    Will it still show how many subscribers I have got on my home page as it does now?

    And will everything stay the same, in terms of no physical changes to my blog that I have not made personally?

    #791292

    auxclass
    Member

    Will it still show how many subscribers I have got on my home page as it does now?

    And will everything stay the same, in terms of no physical changes to my blog that I have not made personally?

    Yes
    Yes

    The only thing that changes is the address in the browser bar.

    #791293

    Auxclass, thank you very much….I am happy that bit is sorted and I am all clear and confident now about losing the .wordpress.com part. :-)

    What about if I totally change my blog address?

    #791294

    auxclass
    Member

    My answer is accurate as long as you change with domain mapping –

    If you change from my-blog.wordpress.com to my-new-blog.wordpress.com then my answer does not apply and I am not sure what will happen – depends on how the address is changed

    If you upgrade with domain mapping to a domain name you buy then the change is seamless and all the old links work and the search engines go to your new pages automatically

    #791295

    Ok great. Thank you very much, I got it :-)

    I guess the more serious you get about blogging….

    Thank you everyone who has helped me with all of this, I am very happy! :-)

    #791296

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

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