Self-Hosted Blog Problem (4 posts)

  1. elrifai
    Posted 1 year ago #

    [Moved from Your WordPress which is NOT a support forum.]


    I previously had created a blog using WordPress.com and made a decision to self-host the website. During the time I was on WordPress.com, I noticed some random users were able to like my posts, follow me and comment leading me to believe that my posts were published on the existing WordPress network (i.e. people were able to see it and find it.)

    Upon transferring to self-hosting the website on my own, I no longer receive such random visits from people, which means I've lost visibility and no longer can connect and interact with random users on the WordPress.com network.

    I understand that self-hosting my blog and having my own website means I will have to market the website myself, however I have linked the website to my wordpress.com account since I have created the website using wordpress.

    My question is this: is there any way that my blog can show up again on the wordpress.com network? It is mainly because I have lost visibility from a very beneficial network.

    The blog I need help with is digitallyepic.com

    Thank you in advance to anyone who can help on this issue.


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is there any way that my blog can show up again on the wordpress.com network?

    No. In effect, wordpress.com is a closed network. It only lists/profiles sites on its own network. But that shouldn't stop you from installing a Facebook Like plugin or Jetpack so that people can follow you via email.

  3. elrifai
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Dear esmi,

    Thank you for your reply. I have installed Jetpack so people can follow me via email, but it seems that it has been a hassle for people to type in their emails rather than just click a button to follow. I suspect that is the reason why I do not get much followers.

    The Facebook Like plugin you are suggesting should be linked to a Facebook page of the blog I believe. Is that what you meant?

    Thanks a lot for replying to me.


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that what you meant?


    Visitors "liking" your content automatically posts them as shared item on their Facebook profile with a thumbnail of your site's image post. Pretty cool! The Like button lets a user share your content with friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your website.


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