The WordPress.com Reader brings together all WordPress.com sites – those hosted at WordPress.com and those connected through Jetpack – in one central location.
The WordPress.com Reader is a feed aggregator. It brings every WordPress.com blog together in one easy-to-search place. For sites that you follow, it displays all posts in the order they were published, with the most recent content appearing at the top.
When you connect Jetpack, any WordPress.com user who follows your site will start to see your posts in their Reader. From there, they can visit the post on your site, or like, share, or comment directly from the Reader.
When using the Reader’s search bar, your Jetpack site will appear in the Sites search results for matching search terms. Please note that we need at least one subscriber/follower on the site before we start crawling the site to make it appear in Reader (this can be the site owner).
If you have a paid Jetpack plan that includes backups, your site’s posts will also appear in the Posts search results for matching search terms.
Posts from sites with a paid Jetpack plan that has backups will also be displayed in Tag pages in the Reader. These are pages which display all posts tagged with a specific term, e.g. https://wordpress.com/tag/cats
Why don’t my posts appear on Tag pages in the Reader?
Your posts will only appear on Tag pages if you have a paid Jetpack plan that includes the backup feature.
If your Jetpack plan doesn’t include backups, your posts will not be displayed on Tag pages in the Reader.
Why don’t my posts appear in the Reader’s search results?
Only posts from sites with a paid Jetpack plan that includes backups will appear in the Posts search results in the Reader.
If you don’t have a Jetpack plan, or your plan doesn’t include the backup feature, your site will only appear in the Sites search results.
I just published a post, why can’t I see it in the Reader?
Posts from Jetpack sites don’t appear in the Reader immediately, you may need to wait up to 24 hours before you’ll see your posts there.
It’s been over 24 hours and my post still doesn’t appear in the Reader
The reader relies on your site’s feed in order to fetch your posts. If there’s an issue with your feed, then the Reader won’t be able to display your posts. You can check if your site has a valid feed using the W3C feed validator.
For more information about the Reader, please see our support page on WordPress.com
If you are having any trouble with the Reader, feel free to contact us.