How To Close The WordPress Account Of A Deceased Person

How To Delete a WordPress Account when someone dies

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open-source and free-to-use content management system primarily used for blogging. It is one of the most popular content management systems in use.

A WordPress account cannot be deleted, but the blogs associated with it can.

How To Delete A WordPress Account Blog

  • Log in to your account.
  • You can see the dashboard on the left side of the screen. Select the ‘tools’ option. 
  • A dropdown menu will appear when you select ‘delete site’
  • In the dropdown menu, select ‘permanently delete my site’s address and all content.’
  • Click on the checkbox and select the delete option associated with your blog’s name. (Example: Delete permanently)
  • To ensure that no one else can delete the account, a confirmation email will be sent to the email account associated with the blog. 
  • Confirm your choice by clicking on the link in the email. 

Things to note

  • You can leave WordPress by leaving the account inactive for a specific time period. This period is set to 30 days by default.

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