Delete Site

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  • #2050274

    Hi, I accidentally deleted my wordpress site. Is it possible to retrieve it?

    #2050368

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    No. Sorry but that won’t be possible.
    Once you delete a url, it is gone forever.
    From long-time volunteer timethief:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/is-there-any-way-to-free-up-a-deleted-domain?replies=2#post-2044281</p>

    <p>You cannot recover or register any deleted blog URL. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/</p>
    <p>To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent and irreversible. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and it must be clicked to delete a blog. If clicking that link does not work then copy and paste it into your upper browser window and click. Once the verification link for deletion is clicked the blog URL is forever gone, gone, gone.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/</p>
    <p>You can register another .wordpress.com blog
    (with a different name)
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/</p>
    <p>Then if you wish to you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade because it does not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is when you are domain mapping.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/
    </p>

    #2050370

    Thanks for the prompt reply! If that’s the case, is there a way for the contents to be deleted permanently from Google search engine?

    #2050371

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    http://pineappleblueberrytart.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    For free, you could try pinappleblueberrytarts instead.
    Or add a number before or after pineappleblueberrytart
    Or get creative in some other way: pineappleandblueberrytart etc.

    #2050372

    will do! but I’m hoping that the contents won’t be shown in the Google search results if I were to type my site on the search engine.

    #2050373

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    In a while, Google will re-index that site. If it has been deleted, then it will return a “404 not found” error and they will eliminate it from their listing.

    There are apparently ways to discuss the problem with Google but I’m not experienced in the nuances so perhaps another volunteer will jump in. I believe that Google is reluctant to delete indexed items though, so it may prove to be unproductive to pursue the issue. Unless it is a legal or safety issue?

    #2050374

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Is your goal to recover your contents of the site?
    Or to delete evidence that the site ever existed?
    Or to make a new blog with the contents of the old and deleted site?
    Please can you clarify what you mean to accomplish?

    #2050377

    To delete evidence that the site ever existed. With its cache removed and all from Google search engine.

    #2050379

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    As I said, Google does not do that readily. They don’t take to removing indexed info unless there is a legal or safety issue.

    I am not an expert on the procedure you’d have to follow so let us hope another volunteer with more experience will chime in on this. I’ve not succeeded in getting them to take anything down.

    But as I said, your content will eventually go away from Google. Keep in mind that it may have been indexed by other search engines or otherwise archived.

    Unless it was a very popular site, or you have “friends” who will keep posting about you/your content, it’s likely that no one will look for it in a few months after “404” not-found messages.

    #2050537

    rmilos
    Member

    How can I delete a wordpress.com site?

    #2050548

    How can I delete a wordpress.com site?

    #2050549

    timethief
    Member

    To delete a WordPress.COM blog you must be logged in under the exact same username account that registered the blog. To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent and irreversible. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and must be clicked to delete a blog. If clicking that link does not work then copy and paste it into your upper browser window and click.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/
    Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    Alternatively, to change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    #2050550

    Thank you I just have to remember the password I created for it.

    #2050551

    timethief
    Member

    Clicking this link should display all your blogs registered under the same username, including the hidden ones: https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=my-blogs&show=hidden

    If you do not see the blog here http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/ then
    follow this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/#my-blogs-dashboard-visibility

    If you have lost your log-in information you can visit https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

    If required please complete the form for account recovery at this link https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=recovery and submit it to the Account Recovery Staff so they can contact you by email ie. not on these public support forums which are available to everyone with internet access.

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