Newsflash – take your wordpress.com followers when you go self-hosted.

One of the things that puts people off moving their wordpress.com blog to self hosting is the idea of losing their followers in the move. For people who’ve put a lot of effort into building follower numbers, that is a real issue.

It seems today that there’s a way round it. The jetpack plugin has functionality that allows you to take your followers with you, although you’ll still need help from a happiness engineer (wordpress staff member) as seen here on the forums.

I’m going to be exploring this further, and I’ll hope to bring you more on it very soon, but I couldn’t wait to share! This newsflash is brought to you courtesy of the very lovely Pressies by Pebbles who is currently moving to self hosted, following MumsnetBlogfest.

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With 8 years experience in programming, and 10 years experience in blogging, it was obvious that at some point I'd start a technology blog. This is my third attempt to keep it regularly updated!

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