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[resolved] How to delete my WordPress account and start over? (7 posts)

  1. paperwork queen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I joined WordPress a couple days ago and plan to create a website for my business. I am super excited, but when I created my user name I was on the phone with my Host who was walking me through the process of set-up so I quickly created a short username thinking I could change it later. Much to my dismay I cannot change my username.

    After discovering this, I read that basic usernames open you up to hackers. If I had been warned that the username could never be changed I would have taken a moment to create a complicated one. Please help! I just want to start over.

    So far, every forum I have read on this topic feels like people are offended and self-defensive about asking such a simple question so I really hope I can get some gentle and positive responses to my dilemma.

    Thank you.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is this a wordpress.com site or a self-hosted WordPress install?

  3. paperwork queen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My site is hosted by HostMonster and I am using WordPress as a builder and using the Divi theme.

    I just hung up the phone with HostMonster. They uninstalled the WP install for me and I am in the process of reinstalling it now.

    Was there an easier way? Luckily, I hadn't built anything yet.

    Thank you!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have a self-hosted site, there there is no "account" to delete. wordpress.org distributes and documents the WordPress application but has no connection with any site running that software.

  5. paperwork queen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh cool, so I did the right thing then by calling my host. I am new to this. Thank you for the help :)

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem. If you need any further help later on, you know where we are. :-)

  7. paperwork queen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you.

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