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Delete large numbers of multiple users - I got hacked :-( (3 posts)

  1. SeanAUS120
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, so on a blog I haven't used for a while I just noticed I forgot to untick the 'anyone can register' option ... so some spammer has got on to my blog and registered 1,447 new users.

    Luckily I had the new user set to 'author' and not 'administrator' otherwise I'd be in trouble, but now somehow I have to delete all these new users.

    I'm using WP 2.7.1 and as you know you can only view about 30 users on each page now that we're using the paginated view. Which means I can only delete 30 or so at a time which will take me all day to do!!

    Surely, there's some way I can view ALL the users at once so I can just check them all and use bulk actions to delete them all in one go?

    Is that possible somehow? Been trying to find a solution on this forum but so far haven't found anything... Cheers.

  2. Ben Sutcliffe
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you can access your database through phpMyAdmin or similar then you may have more options as to how you see all the rows and can delete all the users from the database - just ensure you don't delete yourself!

  3. SeanAUS120
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hmmmmm, ok, I'll try that. I'm a bit of a phpMyAdmin amateur but I'll see where that gets me. cheers.

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