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Close My Account

You can permanently close your WordPress.com account from your Account Settings screen:

Close account section of the Manage Account screen

This not only shuts down your username, it deletes all the sites you own and all their contents. After a few weeks, this data will be entirely purged from our servers and the process cannot be reversed. Therefore, please be certain you want to cancel your entire WordPress.com presence before proceeding.

You may also consider less drastic steps:

Cancel purchases first

If you have a WordPress.com plan or other upgrade, you will need to cancel active purchases before you can delete your account. This can be done on the Manage Purchases of your account. Some sites on our Business plan may need to contact support to complete an account deletion.

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Usernames cannot be re-used after closure

While all data associated with an account is removed during a closure, the username is blocked from being registered again, in order to prevent impersonation.

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