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How to remove a blog completely?

  1. Hi,

    Can somebody please explain how I can to remove my blog competetly? This was just a test and I can't create a new account under the same email adress.

    The blog I need help with is paulboele.wordpress.com.

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    Deleting a blog does not result in deleting an account. In fact we cannot delete an account.

    Provided you are logged in under the username account that registered the blog you can delete the blog by using these instructions. http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/
    Note that deleted blog URLs are not recycled.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/
    You may want to make it private and use it later > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    Although username accounts are not deleted, so you cannot be impersonated and have your reputation affected by anyone registering the same username in the future, there are steps you can take that amount to removing all personal information and result in leaving only a throwaway email address behind. http://en.support.wordpress.com/deleting-accounts/

    1. You can go to My Account->Edit Profile and remove all data except the account name and an email address. Create a throwaway email address and change the account email to that throwaway address. This only leaves the username behind.

    2. To unsubscribe from email sent to you from WordPress.com, go here and click on “Block all subscription emails from WordPress.com”:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/following/subsettings/

    3. To ensure the account is locked up tightly, visit this site, generate a password of 15-20 characters, and change the account password to it:
    http://www.thebitmill.com/tools/password.html

    4. While you cannot completely delete your Gravatar profile, you can remove all of your profile information easily through the "Edit My Profile" page here:
    http://en.gravatar.com/profiles/edit/?noclose#about-you

    You can also hide your Gravatar profile from external access. Visit your profile page (click your name in the top navigation of the website), then click the "Hide My Profile" link in the bottom, right-hand corner.

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