Jetpack offers many modules to enhance the distribution of your content. Jetpack Subscription is one of such modules allow users to subscribe to new blog posts and comments on your site. This distributes the blog post immediately after publishing to individual inbox of the email subscribers. When your site is growing in size Subscription module is not sufficient to handle email campaigns. You will need more dedicated email marketing solutions like MailChimp. In such case, you need to move all existing subscribers to new platform. In this article let us discuss on how to move Jetpack subscribers to MailChimp platform.
Downloading Jetpack Subscribers
Login to your WordPress site and navigate to “Jetpack > Site Stats” section. Scroll down to end of the page to view the subscribed followers status of your site. You will see two counts under “Followers”.
- Number of people subscribed to your blog posts
- Number of people subscribed to receive comment updates.
Click on the “Blog” link to see the list of all email ids subscribed to your blog. Again you will see two options:
- WordPress.com followers who follow you on WordPress. You will not be able to see or download the email ids of WordPress.com followers.
- Email-only followers – this is the list you can download.
Scroll down to end of the page and you will see an option like “Download all email-only followers as CSV”.
Click on the link and the subscribers list will be automatically downloaded to your computer. If you are not connected to WordPress.com then you will be prompted to login before the download starts.
Uploading Subscribers List to MailChimp
Now that you have the list of active subscribers to your blog and the next step is to upload the list to MailChimp list. Login to your MailChimp account and click on your list under “List” tab. Go to “Import subscribers” option available under “Add subscribers” tab.
Choose CSV file upload option and click on “Next”.
Upload the subscriber list file from Jetpack to MailChimp.
You need to agree for the billing plan upgrade as MailChimp charges based on the number of subscribers. If the upload increase your subscribers list then the your MailChimp account will automatically get upgraded accordingly.
The next screen will give you some options on the import like categorizing the new subscribers. MailChimp will automatically remove the duplicate entries by comparing your existing subscribers and sync new subscribers to your existing database.
The importing may take some time based on size of the file and your import settings.
Once the import is completed all Jetpack subscribers will be uploaded into your existing MailChimp list. You can create a campaign and send emails to those subscribers.