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  • #1164190

    I think I have messed up my blogs. I was just starting out. Can you delete my blogs so I can start over clean; the address can change also. Can I Just delete it all? I have no followers. I will remember who I am following and will just start over. Please let me know if I can start over. Thank you.

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

    #1164282

    auxclass
    Member

    DON’T DELETE THE BLOG – then the name / address / URL will be gone forever – even from you

    Better to clear the content

    Bulk delete contents of a blog & trash folders

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/emptying-site-of-content-hiding-site?replies=5#post-1159145

    #1164395

    It was very nice of you to respond to my question. Thank you. I do realize that “the name / address / URL will be gone forever” and that is what I am hoping to do.

    I am still trying to figure out how to do it…

    #1164396

    timethief
    Member

    Why don’t you simply delete all the content and retain the URLs, so you can start again? If you want to do that follow these instructions:
    you can quickly remove your contents by deleting them in bulk.
    bulk delete images & media http://en.support.wordpress.com/media/deleting-files/#bulk-deletion
    bulk delete posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/#bulk-edit
    bulk delete pages > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/#bulk-edit
    Here’s how to permanently delete Trash >
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#deleting-permanently

    #1164397

    auxclass
    Member

    We usually advise people to set the blogs to Private and that leaves it in place in case you want to use the name again – a regular parade of people wanting their old name back

    Dashboard >> Settings >> Reading >> Site Visibility >> I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose

    Then it just sits there as an archive

    If you do really want to delete the site

    Dashboard >> Tools >> Delete Site >> Just follow the directions – takes three steps including an “are you sure” email with a link in it you need to click on

    #1164398

    I followed the directions given above and deleted the site, but one of my blogs is still there. I had not added anything to this blog yet, but the basic form and title is there on the site. Do you see it? I think another site has this address also… Please help….

    #1164399

    timethief
    Member

    @auxclass

    swword.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this site.

    good morning BTW :)

    #1164400

    timethief
    Member

    , but one of my blogs is still there.

    Please just provide the URLs involved here, starting with http:// so we aren’t wasting your time or ours.

    #1164401
    #1164402

    auxclass
    Member

    Morning Morning @TT

    Note: all deletions are for a single blog – not all blogs linked to an account

    #1164403

    So “site” means the same thing as “blog”? When you delete a site, you are just deleting a blog?
    So, each blog [or site] needs to be deleted separately?

    #1164404

    I don’t want to delete someone else’s blog by mistake…

    #1164405

    auxclass
    Member

    So, each blog [or site] needs to be deleted separately?

    That is correct

    #1164406

    timethief
    Member

    Yes the word site and blog are synonymous.
    Every site/blog is independent no matter how many you register under the same username. Deleting one has no effect on any others.
    You cannot delete anyone else’s blog unless you have Admin access to it.
    Why are you deleting at all?

    #1164407

    auxclass
    Member

    You can only delete blogs / sites that you own – but caution is still advised

    #1164408

    timethief
    Member

    @auxclass
    pardon me I’m backing out of this thread now

    #1164409

    auxclass
    Member

    Not an issue – at least our answers matched – I have some errands to do and prep some PowerPoint presentations – thought that I was helping in one class and just found out I am lead instructor for the 1.5 hour class –

    have a nice day

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