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  • Hi, I have just moved my blog from wordpress.com to self hosted using wordpress.org. Can I move my email subscribers across to the new instance? It seems this has to be done by WP staff?

    The domain is thischarmingmum.com

    With thanks 🙂

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Thanks esmi. I have followed all the directions on the page you suggested. But as I understand it, the export – import function doesn’t include subscribers. The page at your link doesn’t mention subscribers – is there another link that does?

    Similar forum posts seem to suggest that a ‘Happiness engineer’ needs to move subscribers.



    Forum Moderator

    Yes – you will need a Guided Transfer as referenced in the page I linked to above.

    Subscribers as in ‘People who are members of my site’ or as in ‘people who get emails about my updates’?

    Hi Ipstenu, I’d love to move both of those groups, but from what I’ve read I can only move the email subscribers. Is there a way to do that? I’m not sure I need a full Guided Transfer since I’ve already done all the other work myself.

    @this charming mum


    Yep, we can move your subscribers over for you (for free). Drop us a line here if you haven’t already and we’ll get you squared away:


    Thank you, I’ve now done this. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay any extra! Much appreciated.

    I’m now in the same boat! I tried “contacting” wordpress for support but it just led me to create a new forum post – which would be silly since I got the idea to contact them from this post. Can anyone help?

    Hi Amanda,

    I’ve moved both sets of your subscriptions over to their respective new counterparts. You should be set.

    @hew Thank you sooo much!

    I’ve also been trying to transfer my subscribers. Everything else on my blog seemed to transfer, but I need a Happiness engineer to make my subscribers happy again.

    Hew, can you help me too?

    @mydatingrx, what is the URL of the WordPress.com site and what is the URL of the new site?



    @hew, the URL for both the .com and new site is mydatingprescription.com.

    I’ve moved them over for you just now. They should show in the new site soon.



    Oh, thank you, thank you! You’re awesome.

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