Please delete all site content

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  • #2594282

    Hi, I created this site and imported some content from another existing wp.org blog as a test. I would like to delete all that existing content and start over with a fresh import of content. I tried bulk deleting from the admin console but kept getting errors. Thanks for your help.

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

    #2594386

    timethief
    Member

    You have two options:

    (1) Doing this quickly and easily yourself http://en.support.wordpress.com/empty-site/
    (2) Waiting in a queue and having Staff do it for you.

    Staff can empty the whole blog for you. That will remove all data including posts, pages, tags, categories, comments, and uploaded files and once deleted, the data cannot be recovered.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Deleting blogs and/or blog content does not remove indexed content from the SERPs (search engine page results). Google and Bing only clear their caches of deleted indexed content that produces a 404 (page not found) every 3 – 6 months. To completely remove an entire page from Google search results after it produces a 404 (page not found):
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6332384?hl=en&ref_topic=1724262&vid=0-635749429504660340-12158368555624983465&rd=1

    If you are sure you want Staff to proceed, and you are prepared to wait then type modlook into the tags in the sidebar of this thread for Staff attention, and post again to:
    (1) confirm the URL of the blog you want them to empty;
    (2) confirm that you know content deletion is irreversible.

    #2594393

    Thanks for the quick response. I had been doing it the “slow way” as outlined in the links you suggested but anytime I tried to select large numbers of posts, or delete categories with lots of posts, I got errors.

    #2594401

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Please be patient while waiting for Staff to do this for you.

    #2594410

    Will do. Thanks again.

    #2594411

    timethief
    Member

    :)

    #2594416

    Hey there,

    I just emptied your blog. Check it and let me know if everything looks good.

    Cheers!

    #2594421

    Perfect! Thank you for your wonderful support.

    #2594422

    You are more than welcome!

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