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Get me out of here, please! (22 posts)

  1. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I clicked a link on my IPhone on a blog I read to download the WordPress app. I did this because I thought it might make it easier for me to post comments on this blog.

    Exactly the opposite. I find that WordPress has "hijacked" my email address and now I can only post there as my "username", not my real name, as I would prefer. I find I now have a blog, which I didn't want.

    I want to terminate my account and get rid of my IPhone app. I just want to read blogs and comment occasionally. I don't want a blog.

    How may I do this?

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Where did you download "the WordPress app" from?

  3. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    the Apple App Store. But it affects not only my IPhone, but any computer I try to read the blog from.

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Can you double-check who the authors of the app are?

  5. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I can, but as I've tried to indicate, the problem does not appear to be with the app, but with the fact that I now have an account and a blog that I don't want. I could delete the app easily, but it won't solve the problem because I have an undesired account with WordPress that interferes with what I want to do.

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    It still might be something to discuss with the authors of the app.

  7. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    The app is WordPress for iOS version 4.0 from http://www.automattic.com.

  8. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I think you can contact them on WordPress.com's forums: http://en.support.wordpress.com

  9. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks, but I don't see why you keep harping on that. What I really want is to cancel my WordPress account, get rid of my blog and disassociate it from my email address. How can that be done? Why isn't there a way to do it on the web page?

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    You're just asking in the wrong place, please take the advice and talk to WordPress.com where someone from Automattic can respond. We just cannot help you here.

  11. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I want to DELETE my account. I don't want a blog, I never did. I ESPECIALLY don't want to have my email address associated with a blog I don't want. Why the HELL isn't there a way to do that? I was enticed into doing this by a link on a WordPress blog. I thought it might make my experience reading blogs hosted on WordPress better. It hasn't done that, it's made it worse.

    Had I known what I was getting into I never would have clicked it. Why is the Volunteer Moderator attempting to deflect my question to the the creator of an IPhone WordPress app, which is just client software, when my real question, as I'm now stating for the fourth time is why can't I delete my account use my email address as I always have before in commenting on WordPress blogs.

  12. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I do find this: http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/
    However, I can't do this. There is no "Tools" item on my Dashboard and no "Delete site" option.

  13. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Would you please tell me why you think Automattic is to blame here? I am not using my IPhone now, nor their app. I'll bet you 100-to-1 that if I go now to my IPhone and delete that application, it won't do one thing for me. This computer has no idea that I have such an application on my IPhone. I believe that registering with that app or registering here on this web site amount to one and the same thing. I'm not an idiot. I'm a software developer and I know how these things work. My problem is not an app that isn't functioning, it's an account in WordPress's system.

  14. Marvel Labs
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    To read please install rss reading apps
    To comment just follow the normal procedure to visit the site and comment

    WordPress app is good if you own a blog.

  15. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you Marvel Labs member. But as I said above, since I got this blog which I don't want, I cannot comment as I always have on another wordpress blog. I can't leave a comment with my email address because it says there's a wordpress blog associated with it, i.e. mine. I can leave a comment with that, but it insists on using my WordPress username, not my actual name, as I've used before.

    It feels to me as though WordPress has hijacked my identity.

    I NEVER WANTED A BLOG. WHY THE HELL IS THERE NO WAY TO GET RID OF IT AND REVERT TO THE STATE I WAS IN BEFORE I REGISTERED?

  16. Marvel Labs
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    We understand

    You can always unregister and delete the account

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/help-how-do-i-unregister

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/deleting-accounts/

    Uninstall the app as well.

  17. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you. At least you're not just deflecting blame to the App. But your first link doesn't get me what I need. There is no Options -> Delete Blog option on the dashboard. That help page was written in 2006. Neither does your second link. There is no "Delete Site" on my Dashboard.

    What is the way to do this in 2014?

  18. Marvel Labs
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Please try and do it from pc. use the same credentials as your mobile to login first.

  19. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    OK, I found Delete Site.

  20. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 months ago #

    What were you expecting the WordPress App to do, exactly?

    The WordPress App will let you make posts, comments, and other such things on any WordPress site. It will let you do it on a WordPress.com blog, or it will let you do it on a blog running the standalone WordPress software on your own hosting. You can connect it to multiple blogs, and it has an easy interface for creating a WordPress.com blog on-the-fly as well.

    If you want to delete your WordPress.com account, go over to WordPress.com and delete your account. On a PC, not on your phone.

    But the app isn't specific to WordPress.com, it will work with any WordPress site. So again, what did you expect it to do? If we know that, then maybe we can give you better advice.

  21. SickSquirrel
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Boychik, what you were being told is this is a dot com issue. This is dot org and they don't host the dot com blogs as far as I know. I can feel your frustration. Take a deep breath as this may take time to fix. It isn't costing you gelt or your resources. This is minor. You weren't hacked or hijacked. A little inconvenience, a little tsoris.

  22. stevecoh1
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you Sick Squirrel.

    I have mostly gotten what I wanted. I would prefer that I have no relationship with wordpress so that other wordpress blogs, where I used to log in with my email address, would not attempt to link my email address to wordpress. I even went to the extent of changing the email address associated with my unwanted but undeletable account to an address I never use. Is this perhaps a latency issue, that eventually my email address will no longer appear to wordpress blogs as being linked to my wordpress id?

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