Transfer website to be 'owned' by another administrator
Today, I just realized that there are several sites listed under ‘my sites’ on WordPress. One of those websites is a former employer, for whom I have not worked for in over 9 months.
I am currently the primary administrator for this website, but I want to remove myself from having any access. There are a few other users who are assigned to contribute in some way:
@admin—Administrator (and I have no idea if that is a real person or a default)
And another person is assigned as Editor.
Please help me here. I do not want to do anything that could possibly cause the website to be deleted completely. How can I transfer the primary ownership of administrator to another person?
I’ve seen the other help topics that direct me to click on a person’s name and at the bottom click ‘delete user’ but that is not an option for just myself.
The blog I need help with is macklesblog.wordpress.com.
Did you register the site under your username account?
If you want to leave a .wordpress.COM hosted blog you have been made an official user of by way of invitation you can use the leave a blog option. http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/#leave-a-blog
If you want to leave a .wordpress.ORG hosted blog see: Disconnect Jetpack Sites https://en.support.wordpress.com/disconnect-jetpack-sites/
Companies, groups and organizations of any kind do not own blogs.
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.
After the blog’s owner logs in clicking this link should display all blogs registered under the same username account, including the hidden ones: https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=my-blogs&show=hidden
If the blog’s owner does not see the blog here http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/ then they need to follow this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/#my-blogs-dashboard-visibility
If the log-in information is lost they need to visit https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
If you do not have the required access you need to contact the person who registered the account and site under it and have them transfer the sites 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 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.
If you cannot provide proof ownership to Account Recovery Staff, so they can contact you by email ie. not on these public support forums, which are available to everyone with internet access, then you have reached a dead end.
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