How long does it take for a deleted account's username to be available again?
I deleted my old account, which was not in use for some time. But I need the username that was associated with it.
I tried creating a new account using the same username but it says that username already exists. When I try to login using that username, it says the account is deleted.
How long does it takes for a WordpPress.com username to be available again to signup or register in a new account?
You can’t use your previous username on this site because you can’t delete your username.
Note that because we don’t want other people to have your username in the future, it is not possible to delete a WordPress.com username.
You can change your display name for this site here is the support document for changing the display name:
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply @shubhamgmath
Is there any way I can merge two accounts? I can get my previous account back and merge the new account’s data in to the old one? Is it possible?
No, it is not possible to get back your account as deactivating your account is the permanent thing.
That’s fine then :)
Thank you very much :)
@arslanarrivy, do you still remember the old username and the password for it or did you change these while deactivating your old account?
If you did a username changed and discarded the old username in the process, then it cannot be re-used, period.
However, if you “deactivated” the account and created a brand new account we might be able to help you via our account recovery process. But to tell you for certain I’d need to know what the username is you’re trying to use.
Yes I do remember the old username. Do I have to send it in an email?
You can just reply with it here and I can check its status.
username that I am trying to recover is: arximughal
Same problem here. Please help…
Want to recover this username: floratavu
I just pasted the wrong username in my reply. arximughal is not available, as you discarded it during the username change, as I said above.
Ohh… Okay. That’s fine then I guess :)
Thank you very much for clearing it out :)
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