You may have thought about deleting your WordPress account. Maybe you’re not getting enough traffic, or your leads aren’t turning to profit. Maybe you had a change of heart and decided to switch to another platform. Whatever your reason is, we’ll show you how to delete your WordPress account permanently.
After this deletion, you will no longer see your website in the Google search engine. However, if it has been archived somewhere, there’s still a chance that your website will still be accessible via third-party services.
How to Remove My WordPress.com Account?
If you close your account, the website associated with it will also be deleted.
To remove your account:
- Login to WordPress.com
- Got to Account settings
- Scroll down and select Close your account permanently
- Read first the account closure agreement
- Click the Close account button to successfully remove your account
Remove Self-Hosted WordPress Website With CPanel
Deleting the website in CPanel is straightforward.
- Login to your Dashboard in CPanel
- Select Hosting container
- Locate the website that you want to erase and click its accompanying Switch button
- On the following screen, select WordPress
- Choose Uninstall. After a few moments, you should see the confirmation message: The website has been uninstalled.
If you want to delete it manually, you can follow these things. Sometimes manual deletion is cleaner than using a user interface.
- Login to your FTP server or in your CPanel dashboard and select file manager
- Locate where your WordPress directory and right-click the folder you wanted to delete.
- Just select delete folder
You have to delete your Mysql website manually.
- Login to your CPanel Dashboard
- Scroll down to the database section and select MySQL Databases
- Choose the MySQL database you wanted to delete
- Click Delete database link
- Confirm the on-screen warning, and proceed to delete your database.
And there you have it. It’s so easy to delete your WordPress account. But before going clean slate, back up everything first because you might need it in the future.