There were so many issues while I was shifting from wordpress.com site to this self-hosted site. Infact actually it’s easy if you are starting from a self-hosted site itself as I did for qualitynotion [One of my other websites].

But I really enjoyed each stage in this shifting process.

It’s always nice when you learn something new, try it yourself, test it, rectify the glitches, and finally feel the moment of fulfillment.

Once you have purchased a web hosting and registered a domain name, install wordpress in your C panel. Update name servers. Now you are ready to transfer your contents from old wordpress.com blog to the new self-hosted site [which is in wordpress.org community]. Also get your site connected to Jetpack. It’s a pluggin with which you can still get all the cool features you enjoyed at WordPress.com.

So let me just summarise those main areas/issues during the migration process and my answers for the same. Feel free to contact if any support is required in this lines.

#Issue AreaIssue DescriptionSolution
1Contents [posts, media, comments etc.]How to import entire contents from old blog to new one?Use the export- import feature in Tools
[Refer https://move.wordpress.com/exportimport-content/ ]

• Don’t miss to check the checkbox to include the attachments while exporting.
• Assign posts to an existing user while importing
• Sometimes there could be upload size restrictions. In that case you can contact you host to increase the upload size
2Wordpress readerYour posts not appearing in wordpress reader?Go to Settings>Permalinks
Ensure that common settings are same as that in your wordpress.com site [ Normally it has to be in the below format https://wordsandnotion.com/2017/12/07/my-dear-readers/ ]
Otherwise your posts won’t appear in wordpress reader
3SubscribersHow to migrate your subscribers?Who can think about saying good bye to a good number of wordpress readers because of migration?
So Jetpack pluggin is the best solution. Once it’s installed just follow the instructions for the subscription migration tool.

Both the WorPress.com site and the Jetpack connected self-hosted site must be using the same wordPress.com user account.
Your email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as before whereas WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in the Reader. They will not receive email updates unless they subscribe to receive those on your new site.
4GravatarDoes tapping on your gravatar take you to the old blog?If tapping on your gravatar takes you to the old blog, check https://wordpress.com/me/account and make the new site as your primary site
5StatisticsWorrying about missing your statistics?It’s always a little bad to miss that count especially if you have built a good number in your statistics. So don’t hesitate to contact Jetpack and they will get it done for you as there are no other automated tools for the same
6Internal links within the postDoes internal links within your posts take you to old blog?Use the “Velvet Blues Update URLs” plugin to change the URLs that you have previously added in your posts and pages. Otherwise those links would be taking you to old wordpress.com blog

Following concerns still exist; maybe Jetpack or wordpress may take some actions to rectify these too in future

  • WordPress.com likes wont be transferred.
  • Entire comments didn’t get transferred in my case. I lost around 4k comments
  • Reblog links also didn’t appear after I migrated
  • Follow button [that plus icon] wont be appearing as before
  • Comments don’t appear in wordpress reader if checking via mobile devices. It appears in laptop.
  • If you follow a huge number of sites, say like 2000, then posts from a self-hosted blog may not appear in your reader. Also WordPress.com followers will not receive email updates unless they subscribe to receive those on your new site.

So if you are missing my posts in your reader please subscribe and then you will be getting email notifications.

The 3 most beautiful things in your life are……….

(Yesterday my friend asked me , “the most beautiful thing in the world is……” . I didn’t have an apt answer at that point. But when I just changed it a little, yes it became a little more meaningful for me. So what would be your answer to this question)

Why do I work hard to achieve more? Why can’t I be content with what I have?

Why my planner is always packed? Why can’t I simply sit and take rest?

Why do I need to think about the meaning of life? Why can’t I forget all such madness?

I know we all live and die.. but “Why did it bloom, if it’s going to wither?” or was it to leave just some legacy?

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born”– – Richard Dawkins

So immortality is not an answer to these questions. And death may not be the ultimate destination.

Maybe the answer lies in one’s own interpretations.

So either

Cherish every moments of life and Take a step back and laugh at yourself

or

Give up everything and be a monk..

 

Is it possible to have a grey stage between these two..?

Learning a new process is always a challenging task in the beginning. But little by little we get used to that, we start to explore more, and finally it hits on the target.

That’s the moment of satisfaction…..the moment of enjoying the meaningfulness of determination.

Yes, I learned a new process, the process of self-publishing

So here it goes

My first book – Know Them: One Answer To Many Questions 

 

If there is something to be hidden, answers will be very short and vague for your questions .

Her soul wandered everywhere

In this world in search of something

Nowhere could it be found.

Then a voice echoed in the air

Which only she could hear

‘Live as you hear from your mind’.

What do you most like to do?

 

Just relax and think again.. Are you able to find an answer?