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move my WordPress Followers from .com to .org? (23 posts)

  1. littlepieceofpie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had my blog on wordpress.com until recently when I had it moved over to wordpress.org. I had about a hundred wordpress followers and email subscribers who would receive updates when I created a post. I now have to manually resubscribe these followers to my .org blog, I have installed the subscribe2 widget/plugin and have downloaded the list of email subscribers and resubscribed them, that's great. My problem is that I don't know how to resubscribe the people following me through wordpress, I can't see where I can download the list. Is it possible to do?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't think that's possible. wordpress.com followers are purely internal to wordpress.com.

  3. littlepieceofpie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ugh, that is not good news, should have looked into that before I moved it! thanks for your reply

  4. jonnydrury
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not true esmi - you CAN see your WP.com followers:

    Go to your Site Stats page (from your blog's Dashboard). There is a 'Totals, Subscriptions, and Shares' module - click the subscribers link in that module then active followers > email followers.

    Cheers!

    Jonny
    [sig moderated as per the Forum Rules]

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not in a self-hosted WordPress site.

  6. jonnydrury
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    O i see what you mean, well can't he just put in each email on the front?

  7. littlepieceofpie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is the wordpress followers that I want to move to my self hosted WP blog, I don't have email addresses for them, they are following through the wordpress.com system, so i think Esmi is correct and I can't transfer them to follow my blog, which sucks because it's the same blog just with a different hosting. It's really annoying.

  8. jonnydrury
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK well send a post on the old blog which explains everything politely and the upgrade and how things are improving etc etc... and why they should 'click here' and resubscribe ' to avoid minimum disruption' to receiving more exciting posts etc...!

    Then after a week delete the old blog.

    Best wishes

    Jon

  9. jonnydrury
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So you did look where I sasid earlier and there were no email adresses?

  10. ericswett
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just checking in on the thread because I'm interested in moving subscribers from my .com to my .org. Has anyone found any good plugins for this or is the post and hope method all we have?

  11. Ryan Hendra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    jonnydrury is correct in that you can download your email subscribers (go to "Totals, Followers & Shares" in your "Site Stats" on wordpress.com. You'll see links to 'blog' and 'comments' followers. "email followers" can be downloaded as .csv) but Esmi is correct in the sense that you can't download a list of wordpress.com subscribers (non-email). Does anyone else have a solution to this?

  12. wilkes888
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just a thought, will the paid for 'Happiness Engineers' migration actually migrate the WordPress.com subscribers?

  13. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To where? There is no equivalent mechanism in .ORG

  14. wilkes888
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To where? There is no equivalent mechanism in .ORG

    Wow, I was unaware, so you're saying that there is no 'Jetpack' or other add in which will provide this functionality? This migration stuff is a big headache...

  15. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Jetpack exists for wordpress to bring some .COM functionality to .ORG blogs.

    I don't believe the functionality exists to link user base from .COM followers to .ORG

    I have jetpack on all my sites, I'll poke around, but I do not believe that linking is there, or possible. Not sure if it is planned at all....

  16. wilkes888
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Rev Voodoo. Appreciate the feedback. Will try to think of an alternative solution.

  17. basilpuglisi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We moved dbmei.com a wordpress.com site by building out our new site on wordpress.org, then we paid to doa 301 redirect from the old domain to the new .org self hosted. I get notices everyday that someone has started following the blog from the .org but its the notification system from wordpress.com

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please post your own topic.

  19. basilpuglisi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    esmi, did I miss something or was this about subscribers from the .com to the .org, because I pretty sure thats what I posted about....

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This topic is unrelated to yours. Please post your own topic.

  21. negs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is now - check out the Jetpack plugin. Very cool.

  22. littlepieceofpie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Negs – what is the Jetpack plugin called?

  23. Aditya Jain
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To transfer your subscribers to a .org self hosted blog, Install and activate the JetPack Plugin from Dashboard>>>>Plugins>>>Add New and then connect it to your WordPress.com account.
    Once you connect just open a support request at WordPress.com to transfer your subscribers from .com blog to self hosted .org blog (.org blog must have Jetpack plugin running) and one of the staff will do that.

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