Following

My Followers

When someone follows your site, each time you publish new content on your blog they receive an update in their Reader, via email, or both depending on their settings.

Site Followers
How to Remove a Follower
Social Media Followers
Follower Totals
Comment Followers
Troubleshooting

Site Followers

To view your followers, select My Sites → Manage → People. You’ll see the following tabs on the next screen:

  • Team: People currently added to your site with a user role, such as Administrators, Editors, and Contributors.
  • Followers: A list of people currently following your site.
  • Email Followers: A list of people who are subscribed to your blog via email only. They may or may not have a WordPress.com account.
  • Invites: A list of outgoing invitations to people for following your site, or invites to add them with a specific user role.

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How to Remove a Follower

To remove a WordPress.com follower, go to My Sites → Manage → People → Followers. Find the follower, and click the Remove link next to their name.

You can also remove email followers at My Site → Manage People → Email Followers.


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Social Media Followers

If you have connected any of your social networking services (such as Facebook or Twitter) through our Publicize feature, counts for your followers on some of those services will also be shown in the Publicize module.

You can get to the module by going to My Sites → Stats. Select the Insights tab at the top. The publicize module looks like this:

Not all social networking services tell us your follower count. LinkedIn, for example, will not always work. Sometimes they may show followers for specific pages you’ve connected.


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Follower Totals

Your site stats page displays more details about your followers, such as how many followers you have, who your followers are, as well as how many people are subscribed to comments on your site.

To view your followers, go to My Sites → Stats. Then select the Insights tab at the top. This is what follower totals look like:

There, you’ll see the total number of your blog followers, subscribers via email only, and the total of your social media followers (if services are connected through Publicize).

The email addresses of your subscribers are not made public to you, in order to protect their privacy. However, if you’d like to collect names, email addresses, or other data for your own e-mail list, you can use a the Form Block.


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Comment Followers

After leaving a comment on one of your posts, readers have the option to follow the comments on that post. To learn more, visit the Follow Comments support page.


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Troubleshooting

Having trouble following a blog?

Double-check that you have confirmed your subscription. If you have a WordPress.com account, you can view all of the blogs and comment threads you’re following on your Followed Sites page. If you don’t have an account but are following WordPress.com blogs, view your subscription settings at subscribe.wordpress.com.

Not receiving email updates?

  • Check your spam/junk email box. If your email client gives you the option to unblock specific email addresses, try allowing *@wordpress.com (all emails from the domain) and/or no-reply@wordpress.com addresses.
  • Make sure you to uncheck the box next to “Block all email updates from WordPress.com blogs you follow” on your Email Delivery Settings page.
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