This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Deactivate User Accounts


This tiny plugin gives you the ability to deactivate user accounts quickly and effortlessly. When someone with a deactivated account tries to log in, a friendly error message is displayed on the login screen. You can reactivate the disabled accounts any time you want.


To start using the plugin visit the default user table in the WordPress interface (Users > All Users), select the user accounts that you want to deactivate, choose ‘Deactivate’ from the bulk actions dropdown, and finally hit ‘Apply’. To reactivate, repeat the same procedure but this time select ‘Activate’ from the bulk actions dropdown.


Only administrators are allowed to use this system. People with lower access levels are neither shown the new bulk actions, nor are they allowed to change the status of accounts.

Important: To make sure that you don’t lock yourself out of the admin area, the plugin does not deactivate the currently logged in user.

Like the plugin? Please give leave a good review.


  1. To install the plugin upload the files to your plugins folder or use the plugin installer in your admin area.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Visit the Users section and apply bulk actions to activate or deactivate user accounts.

Contributors & Developers

“Deactivate User Accounts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release