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How to consolidate an author account across multiple sites (7 posts)

  1. caitlinlhorton
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please excuse me if this addresses somewhere else.. if so I simply didn't use the right search terms to find it, as I have looked.

    Okay onto the problem.

    I'm having a very strange issue with consolidating my WordPress profiles into one. I hope I can explain this well:

    1. It looks like I somehow managed to create a WordPress.com and WordPress.org site with the username memphistypehistory. I believe this to be the case because I can access both of these blogs/sites when logged in as this username.

    2. I have a profile associated with my name on the WordPress.com site called http://www.memphistypehistory.com. It's set to be an admin. However, the overriding acccount is memphistypehistory username, which is the one that created the page. After I created it, I set up a new profile for myself as an author and set up one for another author.

    So, first thing is, I would like to remove the memphistypehistory username from the system because I think it's the one messing up the consolidation of the two author accounts I now have.

    3. The author account (the one using my name and photo as the avatar) on memphistypehistory.com has one email address associated with it. The account that manages my self-hosted wordpress.ORG site (caitlinlhorton.com) is a different email address associated with it, but curiously the gravatar seems to be stuck as the one I originally set for the memphistypehistory username.

    4. I've tried inviting my wordpress.org username/author account to my memphistypehistory.com site (which is wordpress.com) and then deleting the "extra" author account, but this process isn't doing anything. The invited account doesn't even show up even though I accepted the invite.

    So, how do I get rid of this memphistypehistory username that seems to be uniting my wordpress.com and wordpress.org sites?

    Then, how do I consolidate my named author account to be the same across both of these websites?

    I really hope this made sense. I've been working on it for quite some time trying to change the email addresses, invite new users, etc, and none of that seems to work at all. I appreciate your help!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is absolutely no direct connection between the username that you set up on wordpress.com and any username that you might use on your own self-hosted site(s). If you have a problem with your wordpress.com account, then please try asking your question on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    We can't help you with that here.

  3. caitlinlhorton
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a problem with BOTH types of sites, so this is still an appropriate place to ask the question, given that both types of sites were set up when I was logged in as this offending memphistypehistory login. So I hope that someone will still be kind enough to help me out here.

    Let's then ignore the fact that I can access both sites when logged in as memphistypehistory but not as any other username.

    So moving on from that, how do I then go about consolidating two accounts into one, using one username and one email address, and then making only that one profile show up on all blogs I contribute to?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You cannot use the same logins for both sites. As I tried to explain previously, there is no connection between your wordpress.com site and your self-hosted site. They are completely independent of one another.

  5. caitlinlhorton
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you please try to elaborate more because I am looking at the memphistypehistory account right now, and when I click Manage Blogs, both my wordpress.com site and my self-hosted site are manageable from that account.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That is because you have linked your self-hosted site to your wordpress.com account. And that's a wordpress.com issue that we cannot help you with here.

  7. caitlinlhorton
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay thanks, that is a lot clearer than the first response as to why I need to go there for support. Without more information as to why, it's difficult to ask a question that will not just get me redirected back here. Thanks.

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