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  • I installed wordpress for a client and migrated the installation to his server. for him to do certain things I granted him administrative privileges. my question is: can he now just delete my account and take over his site and since he hasn’t paid me my balance just say ‘go to hell!’ I know it’s not likely because there are a few things that they feel they may need to learn from you but I’m just asking. I once delivered a drupal installation and client deleted my account only to find himself in trouble he couldn’t fix. any insight will be appreciated. thanks.

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  • Yes and no.

    Via WP, no. Not if he’s a user. YES if he’s an admin.

    If he has access to the database, yes.

    that’s cool thanks. all I needed to know. you know clients can try to pull a fast one on you sometimes. usually, I don’t grant admin privileges until I get paid. that was my fear. this particular client wanted to change so many things around that I had to grant admin privileges. now, what are you telling me? if he’s a user with administrative privileges? they wouldn’t know how to access the database, much less change it.

    WordPress Admins can delete anyone 🙂

    People who have access to the database can … well do anything they want. But if they don’t know how, you’re safe.

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