How to Migrate Followers from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress site

If you have gained a following on a WordPress.com blog site but are looking to switch to a self-hosted solution, then fear not: you can easily migrate followers from your WordPress.com hosted site into your www.mysite.com site.

INSTALLING AND CONNECTING THE JETPACK PLUGIN

To follow the steps in this article you will need to install the Jetpack plugin and connect it to the WordPress.com hosted site. Follow along with the steps below:

Step 1. Install Jetpack plugin:

Step 2. Connect Jetpack to WordPress.com.

 

Step 3. Log into WordPress.com.

 

Starting the Migration at WordPress.com

Now that we have installed and connected the Jetpack plugin and logged into WordPress.com, we can begin the migration process.

Step 1. Use Switch Sites to select the self-hosted site.

Step 2. Go to Settings and click on Discussion.

 

Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page select the option to “Migrate followers from another WordPress.com blog”.

Step 4. Select WordPress site and click on migrate.

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