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  1. gogreenstaylean
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I used to have a wordpress.com blog but has recently switched to buying a domain and having it hosted.

    I am really confused as to the differences, and obviously have no experience in this. So my question is...

    On a typical wordpress.com blog when someone presses follow, your blog will show up in their reader. Thus far I have found a follow plugin to put on my blog, but it only enables them to subscribe to an email subscription to my blog.

    Is there no way for people to follow my blog and have it show up in their reader feed?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. WordPress automatically creates an RSS feed for your Posts and another for your comments. all you have to do is make the feed urls available for people to use and they can follow your new site in the same way that they followed the old one.

  3. wp_sam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess this plugin will help you - downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/follow-button-for-jetpack.1.0.1.zip. Note that this plugin will work with jetpack.

  4. gogreenstaylean
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. WordPress automatically creates an RSS feed for your Posts and another for your comments. all you have to do is make the feed urls available for people to use and they can follow your new site in the same way that they followed the old one.

    How do you do that? I'm really confused as to why the follow button just wouldn't work the same was as the wordpress follow button but maybe I'm missing something.

    I guess this plugin will help you - downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/follow-button-for-jetpack.1.0.1.zip. Note that this plugin will work with jetpack. <b/lockquote>

    Thanks but I already have this. What I'm trying to get is the follow button that would enable users to have me in their wordpress.com reader feeds if they click follow on my blog.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do you do that?

    You can add the Meta Widget in Appearance -> Widgets to your sidebar. It will display links to both feeds on your site (as well as other links)

  6. gogreenstaylean
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks! Can i bug you one more time? :)

    How can I get rid of the disproportionately large space between the title of my post and my actual post?

    http://www.gogreenstaylean.com/

    Thanks in advance.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's a theme /css issue - which means that you would need to either use a custom CSS plugin or create a child theme for your changes. You should never edit the default WordPress theme.

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