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  1. I need to edit an old blog, and the email address I used to sign up is no longer valid, so I can't reset my password, which I've forgotten.
    The old blog is called bloggingtrenton, and the email address I used was [email redacted]. That account is dead, so I can't use the regular "reset password" tool.
    I have another account under another email address: [email redacted], and would like to transfer the old blog to that account, if possible.

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

  2. Hello there,
    Because "bloggingtrenton" was deleted, you will not be able to use that blog.

    bloggingtrenton.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    The authors have deleted this site.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    Blog addresses are never recycled, but you can register for a custom domain. Addresses (URLs) for blogs that have been deleted by the owner will remain deleted. We cannot, under any circumstances, allow someone to take over the address of a blog that was previously owned and deleted by its original/previous owner.

    You could register for a new blog with a similar name as your deleted blog, them make the transfer afterwards.

    Fortunately, there is a nearly infinite supply of unused blog addresses – so our policy should not limit your address selection significantly. You can also register a custom domain for use with your blog so that the original ‘wordpress.com’ domain/URL is never visible to your readers.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/

    I hope this helps. =)

  3. Hmm. Okay. So in my attempts to figure this out I transferred the Blogging Trenton content to klriedeburg.wordpress.com, but now I can't figure out how to either edit or delete that site, because, I think, of the same original problem with the email address that no longer works.

  4. Hello again,
    Perhaps I am not understanding the question, or looked at the wrong site:

    http://bloggingtrenton.wordpress.com/

    If this is the site you are trying to access, it is gone. It is my understanding that you cannot reset the password or regain access.

    Please do me a favor and provide the entire URLs of both sites. The URL starts with http:_____________________.

    Thanks!

  5. Sorry I was not clear. http://bloggingtrenton.wordpress.com/ is indeed gone. But http://klriedeburg.wordpress.com is still live, and I can't figure out how to delete it or edit it because the email account associated with that account is no longer active.

  6. No worries , and thanks for the clarification. Have you tried updating your account settings?

    You can update your email address in your Account Settings, or in your Personal Settings under Users → Personal Settings in your dashboard.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/

  7. I also have an old account for my site Emaar gurgaon green. Can i connect it with the new one?

  8. No, unfortunately, because I can't log into that account without the password, which I don't remember. I have two accounts--the one I'm using now and the old one, which is associated with the dead email address.

    Thanks for your advice so far!

  9. Good morning,
    @kriedeburg
    You're welcome! Thank you for being patient with me as I try to find the right information to help you.

    I'm thinking the next step would be to fill out the Account Recovery form:

    Account Recovery Form

    If you’ve misplaced your log-in information, the email address or username you’ve entered isn’t recognized, and you’re not registered for SMS account recovery, you can access your account using the Account Recovery Form, accessible by clicking the “Need More Help?” button on the Password Reset page. On this form, you can provide certain pieces of information, under Proof of Ownership, to verify that you are the owner of the blog in question:

    API Key: An API key is a password-like combination of letters and numbers. If you registered your WordPress.com account before November 2011, an API key was included in the email sent from WordPress.com when you first signed up for the blog. (If you have obtained an Akismet key since then, you may use it as well.)
    Transaction ID: A transaction ID is a unique transaction ID generated by PayPal, our payment processor. If you purchased an upgrade on the blog in question — via PayPal, credit card, or another method — you can retrieve a transaction ID by logging in to your PayPal account or locating a past WordPress.com receipt sent to your email address.
    Activation URL: When you created your WordPress.com account, we sent an activation link to your email address that you needed to click. If the email you received included a confirmation button instead of a link, you can copy the activation URL by right-clicking on the button and selecting “Copy Link Address” (this text may be vary slightly depending on your browser).

    At the bottom of the form, you can add any other details that may help. Then, click Recover My Account. We will contact you with a response or a request for additional information, and once we have proof verifying you are the blog owner, you will be able to reset your password and regain access to your account.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/account-recovery/

  10. @rohit8814,
    Please post both URLS of your blogs.

    Thanks!

  11. So I looked at the Recover My Account page, but I realized I didn't have any of the proof of ownership data. So then I got creative and looked to see if there was a way to see my saved passwords in Chrome, in the hopes that the one I needed would be there...and it was! (chrome://settings/passwords) So I was able to log in the old fashioned way and edit the account. Thanks so much for all your help!

  12. @klriedeburg
    You're welcome and thank YOU for the update. It's good information for me to tuck away for another time :)

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