WordPress.com to WordPress.org Transfer

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Hi everyone! If you can recall my last post about my blog undergoing site maintenance (that post may be found here, on my old WordPress.com blog at http://erikadejesus.com), I mentioned something about finally making the switch from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog but still being accessible at http://erikadejesus.com.

Well, the transfer is finally done! There was a bit of a delay due to a bunch of technical things regarding hosting and Jetpack plugin connection (at one point I thought I lost all my blog followers from WordPress.com), but everything is supposedly all sorted now, except my blog still can’t accommodate new subscribers using the embeddable WordPress “follow button” as of the moment. That will hopefully be fixed within the week (I’ll let you guys know as soon as it is), but for the meantime, new followers may opt for the “Subscribe via Email” function found on my sidebar—just enter your email address on the field provided and hit the subscribe button. Old followers will have to do the same IF you want to receive email updates on new blog posts, but if you’re okay with being subscribed through just the WordPress Reader, then you won’t have to do anything.

Anyway, check out my new blog icon and layout! I worked pretty hard on it so I hope you guys like how it looks. Let me know what you think! :)

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  1. Fahida Khan

    February 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Hi i just come across this post I’ve been thinking of moving to wordpress.org but i wanted to know whats the process like? Did you use guided transfer to move all your content? Are all your likes and subscribers gone? Do i have to buy a web host first then install wordpress what happens after that? I’m so sorry i know i sound like a crazy woman right now lol i just need help

    • Erika de Jesus

      February 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hi! It’s okay, I was a bit overwhelmed too at first so I understand. :)

      Anyway… no, I didn’t avail of the guided transfer. I did everything on my own cos I’m a bit of a computer geek. 😆 My subscribers didn’t disappear because you can request the WordPress staff to transfer your subscribers (there’s also a “move subscribers” function on the main WordPress page). The likes are gone, though, and there’s unfortunately no way to get them back. And yes, you have to sign up for a web host first before you can install the WordPress CMS and start with the rest of the migration process.

      Good luck! x

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