I created the blog with one account (let's call it's username FIRST).
Later, I created another user account (SECOND) because I wanted to administer the blog with a different username and email address.So I had two users, both assigned the administrator role. So far, so go.
Then I invited a new user (THIRD), whose email is forwarded to FIRST for reading and replies, in the role of Author. THIRD accepted the invitation.
When I (FIRST) logged in, I discovered I no longer had the Administrator role. When I logged in as SECOND, who still had the Administrator role, I discovered that FIRST's role had been changed to Author.
When I try to change the role of FIRST,I receive the message: "You can't edit that user."
So, how badly is this blog messed up?
I can't Administer the blog as the originator.
An invited user (e.g., THIRD) who accepts the invitation does not appear on the User list.
The invited user gets the wrong landing page ("The [THIRD].wordpress.com blog does not exist!") after logging in.
Can I safely delete the user who created the blog and just use the second user assigned the Administrator role?
Can staff change the role of the originating user back to Administrator?
What must happen to correct the problem of invited users not appearing in the user list?
What must happen to correct the landing page problem?
BTW, I have managed several blogs in wordpress.org, and I never had problems like these. I decided to go with wordpress.com to make life simpler, BUT... (need I say more?)
The blog I need help with is gotcll.com.