How to Delete a WordPress Account?

Step-by-Step: How to Delete a WordPress Account

1. Login to your WordPress account.

WordPress login screen.

Use your username and password, Google, or Apple account to login. If you have multiple accounts, make sure you're logging into the right one before starting the deletion process.

2. Click on "My Site" in the upper left-hand corner.

Navigate to My Site in WordPress dashboard.

To delete your WordPress account, you first need to delete any active sites from your My Sites panel.

3. Select "Manage", then "Settings".

Navigate to Settings in WordPress dashboard.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Delete your site permanently".

Delete your site on WordPress.

As the explanation text notes, this will remove all your posts, pages and media — so make certain you've got the right site before moving on.

5. Export any content you want to keep.

Export content on WordPress.

Convert any content you want to keep into a .zip file and then download it. Even if you have no plans for another WordPress site, your content is worth keeping since you won't get another chance to save it after this step.

6. Scroll down to the "Delete Site" button.

Delete site from WordPress.

7. Enter your site name and click "Delete this site".

Confirm delete site on WordPress.

Type in the site name exactly as it appears. Again, make sure this is the site you want to close before moving forward. You'll need to go through this deletion process for every active WordPress site attached to your account before it can be permanently deleted.

8. Click on your profile picture in the upper left-hand corner.

Navigate to Profile in WordPress dashboard.

9. Select "Account Settings" from the left-hand menu.

Navigate to Account Settings in WordPress.

10. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Close your account permanently".

Close your WordPress account.

11. Make sure you read and understand the risks, then click "Close account".

Warning on WordPress Close Account page.

Closing your account not only removes all sites and their content — as opposed to individual site deletion, which removes the content but leaves your account still active.

In addition, you won't be able to open a new WordPress account using the attached email address for 30 days, and all other connected Automatic Services — including WooCommerce, Crowdsignal, IntenseDebate and Gravatar will be closed.

12. Type in your username and click "Close your account".

Confirm close account in WordPress.

Make very sure this is the account you want to close before continuing.

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