[closed] email subscribers - com -> org? (4 posts)

  1. jfix
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So we had planned this migration from com to org quite well I thought, except that after the migration we find that the email followers from wordpress.com are not migrated to the self-hosted installation.

    We're using Jetpack which allows us to use WordPress.com's email systems (which is great!), we can download a CSV file of the several hundred subscribers we have, but there is no obvious way to "import" them into the new blog.

    Originally, the blog was called http://augbeck.wordpress.com, then we acquired a domain, http://oecdinsights.org which was an alias and managed by wordpress.com, and which we have now migrated to self-hosted. From the outside, my understanding is that the email followers are subscribed to the http://augbeck.wordpress.com (which was incidentally also available under http://oecdinsights.org). So while we don't lose any SEO ranking (same domain, same permalinks), we seem to lose our email subscribers.

    Could someone please confirm or infirm this?
    Couldn't someone at wordpress.com flip a switch from one blog name to another, given that the jetpack plugin still uses the same infrastructure? A happiness engineer maybe? We might even be able to pay for it.

  2. You'd have to ask this at wordpress.com. I imagine it might be possible, but I don't know how.

  3. jfix
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, I did just now: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/email-subscribers-com-org?replies=1#post-1026408

    Let's see whether somebody there can help.

  4. Shaan
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you try the built in importer? Not sure if it would work. You could search for a plugin.

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