WordPress.com is a website that allows you to create a blog for free. You can host your blog on WordPress.com indefinitely or use it as a trial before deciding whether you would like to download the free WordPress software and install it on your own Web server. If you have made the decision to host your own WordPress blog rather than using the services at WordPress.com, delete your account so that you can move your content over to your own website.
Browse to WordPress.com. Enter your user name and password in the fields at the top of the window and click "Log In."
Hover the mouse pointer over "My Blog" at the top of the page and click "Global Dashboard."
Click "Tools" on the left side of the page.
Click "Delete Site."
Click the check box at the top of the page indicating that you understand you are deleting your WordPress.com blog and can never restore it.
Click the field under the check box and type your reason for wanting to delete your WordPress.com account.
Click the "Delete (blog name) Permanently" button.
Check the email account associated with your WordPress.com account. You should find a message titled "Delete My Blog." Open the message.
Click the link in the "Delete My Blog" message to confirm that you are the owner of the WordPress.com blog and you want to delete it. This completes the process of deleting the WordPress account.
- Before deleting your WordPress.com account, click "Tools" on the Dashboard page and then click "Export" to download a copy of your posts. If you are planning to install the WordPress software on your own website, you can use the Import function to import this content.
- The email address associated with your WordPress account cannot be deleted, but you can change it. Hover the mouse pointer over "My Account" and click "Edit My Profile." Click "Personal Settings" and scroll to the bottom of the page. Type the new email address in the "Email" field and click "Save Changes."