How To Delete a Blog or Make It Private

There are several reasons you might want to delete your current blog, or make it private. Whatever the reason, it’s a simple process.

There are several reasons you might want to delete your current blog or make it private. Maybe you’ve moved it to a hosted service and domain. Or perhaps you’re starting over and still want access to its content. Whatever the reason, making it private or deleting it is simple. Here’s how it’s done.

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Make Your Blog Private

Actually, if you’re not sure about deleting it completely, I recommend making it private first. That way, you can keep your posts and allow other writers to access them, but they won’t be viewable to the public.

Log in to your dashboard and go to Settings >> Reading.

wordpress com make blog private

Then select “I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose” and hit Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

A new button comes up that allows you to invite existing users to view your blog. Then, you’ll need to enter in their username and password, and only they will have access to it.

wordpress com make blog private invite users

Delete Your Blog

Remember that deleting your blog is permanent. You won’t be able to get it back once it’s gone, and the address won’t be available either.

From the dashboard, go to Tools >> Delete Blog.

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On the next page, you’ll need to confirm the deletion or select a goal from the list to make sure it’s what you want to do. At the bottom of the menu, select “Permanently Delete the Blog Name and Erase all Content.”

wordpress com delete blog confirmation

Now, you’ll get another confirmation page. You can also tell why you’re deleting it, as well as the new address where you’ve moved it.

wordpress com delete blog final confirmation

As a final step, you’ll get a confirmation link via email. Just click it to confirm. On the page, it directs you to click to verify the deletion.




  1. james lang

    March 20, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I wanted to ask if you have done any information on how to create a wordpress blog. I’am new to blogging and I’am looking for info on setting up a blog useing wordpress…

  2. Kevin Phillips

    December 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

    I have a site ( that has two Blogs on it. One was a test Blog when I got started then I began with my Main one. Now I can’t delete the Test Blog without deleting the whole site? Do you know if there is a wait to just delete one Blog from a site?

    By the way. Thanks for your post, at least I know someone knows something about what I’m trying to accomplish.

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