How To Add WordPress.com Follow Button To Self-hosted Blog?

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WordPress is an interesting platform and you would be aware of its both the versions. If you don’t know then you must know the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

WordPress.com is the free version which helps the people to start a new blog for free. And there are many people who want to add WordPress.com follow button to their self-hosted blog.

It will help you to increase the number of followers of your blog. You can even add WordPress.com follow button to your self-hosted blog if you use the Jetpack plugin.

Generate The Code From WordPress.com And Embed the Follow Button.

Just like Facebook like button, Facebook share button, StumbleUpon button, Twitter follow button, you can generate the code for the WordPress follow button.

There are few steps which are required.

Step 1:- Visit the official developer’s page of WordPress.com.

Step 2:- Scroll down and you will see the field to add the name of your WordPresss.com blog or the Jetpack-powered blog.

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Step 3:- There are two options. Whether you want to show only the name of the blog or name and the number of followers together.

Step 4:- After watching the preview of the button, you just have to copy the code generated for your blog. Paste that code to your self-hosted blog anywhere you want.

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Use your widgets area to display the button so that people can easily find it.

Build Your Email List Using The Jetpack Plugin In WordPress.

You can increase the number of followers of your self-hosted blog then either you can add a newsletter box or just use the Jetpack subscription option.

Activate the Jetpack subscription and you will see the option to follow your blog post below the comment box. There are many websites which are still using this technique.

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You can see the followers list from your WordPress admin area only. Just go to Jetpack>>Site Stats and scroll down to see the subscriptions section.

Don’t You Think It’s Easy To Add WordPress.com Follow Button To Your WordPress.org blog?

There is always a debate regarding the WordPress.com and the WordPress.org. But for the professional use, people prefer to use the self-hosted version.

What about the benefits of the free version? How would you get it? It can be done by using the Jetpack plugin which is specially developed for the people who want to have all the benefits of WordPress.com.

The method is shown above and you can follow it to add the follow button to your self-hosted WordPress blog.

by Ravi Chahar

A blogger, web developer, and designer who intend to guide his readers about WordPress, Blogging, Web Development, Web Design and more. I have expertise in WordPress theme development and customization. I can set up and redesign the Thesis themes. I have been working in this field for years now.

2 comments

  1. Certainly important. Adding a follow button to your blog is a great way to keep your visistors. Because this days, you cannot really rely on search engines for constant traffic.

    It is just a matter of time and they will role out a new update which will drop the rankings of so many sites.

    Great post
    Isaac
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    1. Hey Isaac,

      I agree with your point. The search engine can be really in a playful mood. You can’t rely on that. The WordPress follow button can help you build your email list.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      ~Ravi

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