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If I delete my blog, can I bring it up weeks/months from now?

  1. That's all I want to know. Just want to delete it and then bring it up later. Reason is, Staff is not responding to a different, important question that would make it so I wouldn't have to delete my blog. Since I don't have an answer to that question, this is unfortunately what I'm needing to do.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Gigi, there are many threads on here that clearly statde if you delete a blo it is gone forever.

    You could make it private and bring it back later.

  3. Yeah better off making it private than deleting it otherwise you'll have to sign up with a different URL.

  4. Usually three or four in any 24 hour period if one wants to look back a ways:

    Reclaim a blog

    You can’t – gone is gone forever and WordPress.COM does not recycle names,


  5. Thanks, everybody.

    TeamO, I didn't want to delete a blo, I wanted to delete a blog. Why would I delete a blo? HA! But hey, I clearly don't read the Support forum often. Too busy at OT.

    ps: If anyone knows how the heck to change the name right by my avatar. See it? It says gigisanchez. I would appreciate it. I *did* exactly what WP said to do and it's not changing. Otherwise, thanks...

  6. Did you want to change your username or did you want to change your display name?
    Change username
    Change Display Name (Nickname)
    Access your User Profile
    Change the value next to Display name publicly as under Basic Details
    Click Update Profile.

    If the process failed for you then we Volunteers cannot help you with issues like this one so you need to contact Staff again. Here’s the link After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

  7. Thanks, TT. I think it's not working but maybe I already changed it before and that's why it's not allowing me to change it again -can't remember.

    I still have cherry tomatoes. I can make more of your soup. = )

  8. In the Forum your Account Name that you log-in is displayed by your picture - outside the Forum your "Display name publicly as" is displayed. When I visit another blog on WordPress.COM a name other than "auxclass" is displayed.

  9. Thanks, auxclass. I never knew that. ;-)

  10. @gigisanchez
    Is this issue resolved now?

  11. Thanks for that link, TT -that's different than what I was on so hopefully that will work. I think I wasn't able to change my display name but never tried changing my user name. Also want to change my url to a different name before the part so I will go through the motions of trying to do this tonight. Last time it took a while. Thanks again-

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