need help removing original user/admin
a friend of mine created a department blog a few years ago, and now wants to have his account detached from the blog because he wants to retreive his account for personal blogging. I followed instructions on this page (how to delete a wordpress user) on transfering the blog onto my account – which looks simple – but for some reasons, was not able to remove the original admin/friend’s account. I am wondering if someone could help me look into the issue.
The blog I need help with is nchucccjs.wordpress.com.
Is this the site that you need help with? nchucccjs.wordpress.com.
If yes, this instruction might help you transfer from one account to another: https://en.support.wordpress.com/transferring-a-site-to-another-wordpress-com-account/
If not, which site url is that you need help with?
Every WordPress.COM blog has a sole owner. It is the person with the WordPress.COM username account who registered the blog under that username account and a single associated email address, and who is the original Admin of the blogs registered under that username account.
You have to be logged in as Admin http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#administrator under the exact same username account that registered the blog to access the blog’s dashboard. The Admin login link to the dashboard for every blog hosted by wordpress.COM is:
* You will have to replace “name_of_blog” with the actual blog’s name in that URL.
I recommend bookmarking that link or memorizing it.
You can update your email address here https://wordpress.com/me
If you are not logged in under the correct username account then clear your browser cache https://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clearing-your-browser-cache and cookies https://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clearing-wordpress-com-cookies and then login correctly under the relevant username account.
If you did not register the site under your username account and do not have the required access, then you need to contact the person who registered the account and site under it, and have them act or transfer the site to your username account by using this process. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account
If the login information has been lost go to
If you check each and every possible email address and account and are not successful gaining access to the blog(s) then you must 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, and provide proof ownership, so they can contact you by email ie. not on these public support forums, which are available to everyone with internet access.
P.S. Just in case this is not clear to you. The sole owner of any wordpress.COM site cannot be removed by any other user of the site.
thank you for the tips! got it to work the other day =)
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