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[resolved] Deleting A User - Does It Remove Their Posts? (6 posts)

  1. IanTraynor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi folks

    I am wanting to delete another user of my blog (with admin status).

    If I delete their account, will all their posts also be deleted?

    I have, of course, got my own admin access!

    I'd appreciate some help with this. I don't want to find that all of these user's posts have disappeared!

    Regards

    Ian Traynor
    York, UK

  2. scribu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would bet that the posts are not deleted, just asigned to another author.

    You can just make a backup of your database (via phpMyAdmin) and then try to delete the user and see what happens. Please let me know, because I'm curious.

  3. IanTraynor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks scribu

    I'll see what other replies I receive.

    You might want to monitor this thread.

    Ian T

  4. IanTraynor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi folks

    This problem is now resolved. I bit the bullet and deleted one of my co-administrators.

    I was then asked if I wanted to delete all posts associated with this person, or to reassign them to another person - i.e. ME!

    So, despite there being no reference in the WP documentation to this action, it is, in fact, perfectly safe!

    I hope that this info benefits other WP users faced with the same situation.

    Regards

    Ian Traynor
    York, UK

    [sig moderated]

  5. scribu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Damn, I could have told you that (if only I had remembered :P)

  6. Joni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you wouldn't mind, go ahead and add the tag "delete user" to the tags, and mark the thread [RESOLVED] so that others can benefit from this. :)

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