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I want to cancel my blog - don't want something popping up that I can't control

  1. someone hacked into my blog and I can't delete the message - it is an ad - I want help -need to cancel my blog./
    Blog url: http://yearoffood.wordpress.com/

  2. How do I CANCEL MY BLOG

  3. Ho do you know what's popping up is advertising form WordPress.com? Are you sure it's not in your browser? What does it say?

  4. DON'T CANCEL OR DELETE YOUR BLOG - once the name and content are gone the name is gone forever - there is nothing that can't be fixed either with help from the forum or the staff

    See this thread for more help - and guidelines - sorry there are some links in the thread below - PLEASE follow - read and take their advice and your blog should be fine

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/account-hacked-with-spam-post?replies=8#post-1040910

  5. The ad is one that has been popping up - the forum was full of threads about this Ad - it looks like someone has gotten their log-in details - the links above should help

  6. Sorry about the typos above. I have drops in my eyes and can't see well right now. Here's an edited version:

    How do you know what's popping up isn't advertising from WordPress.com? Are you sure it's not in your browser? What does it say?

    WordPress.com has been running advertising on our free hosted blogs since 2006. Many bloggers do not know this because despite the fact they ticked the box required to get a free blog, they did not read the ToS. Many also do not read the advertising entry in the support documents after registering their username and blog(s). Also note that as the ads do not display to us when we are logged in, and as many use browsers with ad blockers when logged out, they may not realize they are there at all.

    The only way to get rid of all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade.

    Is there anything else, aside from advertising that makes you think your blog was hacked?

  7. Aha! Now I see what you mean.

    Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that's how many hackers gain access to blogs
    Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

  8. ~~auxclass
    Sorry

  9. Thanks so much for the responses - I am a pretty simple tech user - just wanted to post some pics and recipes for barbecued oysters, pasta, etc. for a few friends - but some how seem violated with this ad showing up. I think I just need to get out of this blog thing - probably just a little to bit of the older generation.

  10. Keep the faith and your blog - great way to share things with family and friends - just follow the advice above - it is really not that hard to clean things up

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