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Troubles I Currently Have Regarding Self-Hosting

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! In my recent post, Welcome to Writings by JM!, I welcomed you all to the new site I have and I am so grateful to everyone who expressed their lovely comments about thew new site layout. I really am so happy that most of you get to like it because it’s a result of three-days editing, and I’m just so tired, but seeing your comments makes me so happy.

For today, I would share with you all the troubles that I currently have in my new site. I’ve been contacting a lot of support teams regarding this and I hope, in high hopes, I get the result I’m looking for. Anyway, I’m also posting this NOT in any way to discourage you if ever you go self-hosted but to also let you know because you might notice some weird things going on with my blog.

Regarding WordPress Reader

Here’s the thing: I have successfully installed Jetpack plugin in, so migrating all the posts and transferring all the subscribers from my old site to this new one has been successful- and I am truly so glad that it did. However, I currently have 2 problems regarding WordPress Reader.

First one, not ALL of my existing WordPress subscribers can see the post I publish on Reader.


I have actually messaged some of you to check if my posts are appearing in Reader and I would like to give a HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE who has helped. So this is my conclusion: Some of you see it, and some don’t. I’ve contacted the WordPress Support Team about this and they are very nice to help me. They assured me that everything’s working perfectly fine. I hope that in the next posts, like this one, you get to see it on the Reader.

Second issue I’m facing with is the likes and statistics for my old WordPress blog has not transferred to this new blog. This is a concern with Jetpack plugin. They actually do transfer likes and statistics if I contact them privately, but… (the photos below would explain it)


And when I click the contact us link, here’s what they tell me:


Since I didn’t pay for Jetpack, then I guess I’m gonna go have to wait until they finally open their support again.

Gallery Images

This does not trouble me so much as I don’t have many posts with gallery images and I can edit those posts when I finally have the motivation to do it but I thought I’d also share with you.

Here’s an example:

This is from my old site and the gallery images are perfectly in shape. (Singapore Day 2)
Then this is from my new site, the gallery image is completely gone.

As I have said, I don’t really have a lot of posts that has a gallery on it so I’m gonna work on these posts soon.

And I think that’s all! It’s a good thing that I don’t have to deal with a lot of issues as the issues stated above can still be resolved. Regarding my posts not appearing in your Reader, I really hope it would be fixed immediately.

Overall Thoughts

I still think that even though I’m currently facing those issues right now, having my blog get self-hosted is definitely one of my achievements in life. In a lot of years, I’ve spent on thinking and deciding whether or not to go self-hosted and I’m finally here. It’s definitely a new journey with a lot of new opportunities and I’m just so grateful that I finally stepped out of the box. This blog has always been my comfort zone, a part of my life since 2015 and I’m definitely taking care of it now. πŸ™‚

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope that this post didn’t discourage you to go self-hosted in any way… because it’s really so fun to have a lot more freedom in customizing your blog layout and content.

Now, I need a little bit of your help and if you have time, please answer it on the comments below!

Did this post appear on your Reader? Or did you have to go to my site to view this post?

I would very much appreciate it if you answer! Again, thank you so much for reading!

And oh… what do you think about having a blog party? πŸ˜‰

Pandemic reminder: Please stay at home and don’t go out unless very necessary; practice social distancing if you do. Salute to all the front liners risking their own lives to help in this whole situation. You are all heroes! Speak up to the government/authorities if they’re not doing their part. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Contact your families, relatives and friends who are far away from you, make sure they are safe and well. Pray deeper. Stay safe everyone! 

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  1. Hey JM, first of all your post appeared on my reader. Also, I can relate to your issues here. I’ve been blogging on WordPress for almost a decade under different names. Only this March, I went self hosted but chose to start from scratch. In April there was a WordPress and Jetpack update, after which my website began acting weird like my posts went missing and there were comment issues until recently. Then, there was an update again this May and my website seem to be doing just fine for the past few days.

    So I understand how tiring and frustrating it is when things don’t work like they should. But don’t worry, support team is excellent, though they take days to respond but your issues get fixed. So that’s good!

    Happy Blogging!

    1. Hello, Nathi! Thank you so much for helping out! Oh no, I’m so sorry that happened to you! It seems super frustrating! πŸ™

      Thank you so much and yes, I’ve been relying to the Support team all throughout the self-hosting journey. πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much. You too! Take care! <3

      1. Hey JM, it’s indeed super frustrating! But don’t worry, once you learn the ropes, it gets a little more steady and easier.

        Best wishes

        1. Thank you so much, Nathi! I appreciate it! πŸ’•

          Take care! 😊

  2. Hopefully, you’ll make your way through these troubles. Again, I wish you the best! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
    This post did appear on my reader.

    A blog party is an amazing idea(we know from experience πŸ˜‰)and hopefully, I am invited lol. Just kidding haha.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Stay safe and blessed!β˜ΊπŸ’›

    1. Thank you so much, TIW! <3 I'm really so glad it appears on your Reader. πŸ™‚

      Don't worry, I'm inviting everyone who wants to join! It won't be a Zoom party like the one we had (which still, is the most amazing thing like ever) so yeah. πŸ™‚

      Stay safe and blessed too. Take care! <3

      1. I’m glad too!😊

        Haha! I was just kidding.πŸ˜‚
        Oh, I see… That’s cool too.πŸ™‚

        You too!πŸ’›

  3. Hi, Jirah! This post appeared on my reader. Congratulations again and I am proud of you on how you’re handling these issues. Aja! FIghting! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much for helping, Nath! <3 You're so sweet! <3 Take care! <3

  4. Your post appeared on my reader! I just checked out your website remodel as well and it is super gorgeous! I really love its new makeover. Thanks for all the hard work you put into blogging. I totally know how it feels. Hopefully you can get everything sorted out smoothly! I’ve considered going self hosted as well so that I have more options, but I’m not exactly sure how to or what platform to use, and how to switch over, etc. Maybe you could share how you did it! Anyways, thanks for sharing Jirah! πŸ’›

    1. Thank you so much for helping out, Leilani! And oooooh, you’re too sweet! Thank you sooooo much!! <3 Woah, I thought you are already self-hosted. Your blog looks SO amazing and I really love your aesthetics too! πŸ™‚ Oh don't worry, I will in the next posts! <3 You're very much welcome!

      Take care! <3

      1. Aw thanks so much Jirah! I will look forward to that post 😊

  5. Your post appeared on my reader feed as well 😊

    1. Thank you so much for helping out! I’m so glad to know! <3 Take care!

  6. got this through reader!
    and you know what, i had the same problem a while ago. but i had transferred my site before so this was after transferring which is weird. I realized it’s when i publish through the worpdress app is when my posts don’t show up on reader…
    so i just stopped using the app entirely for posting and started using the editer, dashboard.

    hope it gets resolved for you!

    1. Thank you so much for helping out, I’m so glad it appeared on your reader!

      Oh, I was thinking the exact opposite. I thought that maybe when I post using the WordPress app, it will appear on Reader. Thanks for letting me know, I will try it out! <3

      Thank you so much. <3 Take care!

  7. Glad to say this one popped up my reader πŸ™‚ I hope everything works out soon!x

    1. Thank you so much for helping out, Mia! <3 Take care! And wow, I revisited your site and it looooooks SOOOOO amazing! <3 I super love it!

      1. Thank you so much lovely, I really love your new design as well! <3

  8. Oh gosh. Okay I really thought all my troubles would be miraculously solved with the wave of a wand if I went self hosted but this looks scary to me rnπŸ™„πŸ˜‚

    1. Oh noooo, don’t be scared to go self-hosted! The WordPress Support Team is really nice and they are very responsive. I’ve been holding on to them these past few days!

      Going self-hosted is super fun. πŸ™‚ Take care!

  9. I read the complete post straight from my reader, and the like button worked too. I’m guessing the support temmy not be too functional now because of the pandemic, I hope it gets better.

    1. Good to know! Thank you so much for helping! πŸ˜„ I think so too, but as the day goes by the issues I’m having eventually gets resolved.

  10. Your post shows okay in the reader. I have purchased the self-hosting, but haven’t yet transfered over to it. Hopfuly when i do, I don’t encounter these issues! Going forward, hope your site runs smooth! Blessings!

    1. I’m so glad to know that and thank you so much for helping me out! 😊 Oh yes! These are just minor issues but I hope you really don’t encounter these. 😊 Thank you so much for dropping by, take care! ✨

      1. You’re welcome!


  12. HI! I’m a new follower and your site looks very beautiful ✨ I’m glad you got your blog self-hosted and you are doing a good job~ ☺️ Although, I’m curious if you ever bought a premium Jetpack by now?

    Thanks in advance for answering! It’s nice to have seen your blog here on wordpress reader 😁

  13. hi love!! I was referred to you since I had a question about the posts showing up in the feeder and also my photos not loading. Let me know if you have time to chat πŸ™‚ thanks!!

    1. Hello! I think I’m also having issues right now with my posts not showing up in Readerβ€” my latest post didn’t show up. But sure, do you have an Instagram or Twitter?

      1. Yes, it’s @letgodtoday on Instagram!

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