WordPress.com to .org - What will happen to my wordpress likes? (6 posts)

  1. trulyawkwards
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi I am about to bring over my wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org -

    I have been gaining a lot of my traffic from fellow wordpress.com bloggers, who are able to follow my blog, and WordPress 'Like' my posts.

    I am wondering though... once I shift to wordpress.org, will I still gain followers and likes form wordpress.com bloggers?

    If Yes, how?

    If No, is there a way around this?

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can get some of the .COM features by using JetPack plugin on your new site - you'll need to activate JetPack and then ask on the .COM forums for them to move your followers.

    Look up the JetPack documentation as to details about what it can do for your new site.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You might also want to ask the folks over at wordpress.com if your followers etc can be transferred to your new, self-hosted, site.

  4. trulyawkwards
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the answers people :)

    Yeah I just scooted across to their support page and asked them the above questions - we shall wait and see now!

  5. trulyawkwards
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Answer from WordPress.com:

    timethief from http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com
    Member Answered:

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:12 AM

    If you install Jetpack on your WordPress.ORG install and activate it and you provide Staff with both the .wordpress.com URL and the new URL for the WordPress.org install Staff can then transfer your existing subscribers.

    How do I still gain wordpress.com blog followers?

    The same way you did prior to the move and that's by commenting meaningfully on blogs with similar content.

    Let me be clear in this WordPress.com and WordPress.or
    g are sepearate. WordPress.org provides free software and peer support forums and that's it. When you move your content into a self hosted WordPress.org blog that blog is not part of the WordPress.com community. The posts do not appear here in the search in the Reader or anywhere.


  6. trulyawkwards
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So there you have it!

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