How to delete a WordPress site?
Are you no longer interested in your wordpress site and want to delete it? Some situation arises when you might want to get rid of your wordpress site due to many reasons. If you are one of those who is looking for how to delete a wordpress site, then you are at the right place.
In the article below, we will guide you step by step on how can you do it. However, deleting the wordpress site is to be done very safely with necessary precautions.
Before we go through the steps, it is very important to make you note about the types of WordPress. There are mostly two types of wordpress site, one which is self-hosted wordpress.org website. And the other one is hosted on wordpress.com.
Let’s find out how to delete a wordpress site;
First, check out the procedure for WordPress.com site.
- Create a Backup
If you are perfectly sure about deleting your site, you must always create a backup. It is necessary in case you change your decision in the future. This backup is quite handy if you want to restore it.
But unfortunately, no single button is available on WordPress.com. So that you can press and download all your existing data. It can only be done manually by going to your dashboard in the Tools then Export Section.
In this step, all the content export button only exports your pages, categories, tags, comments posts and many more. You must take a note that, it will not backup your uploads and media files. To make it work you need to click on media and download all the files manually.
- Then go for deleting WordPress.com site
You can now find the link to delete your site under the tools menu in the wordpress.com dashboard.
When you select this button, it will ask you to provide a reason. You have to click on “Another Reason” and continue deleting your site.
After this, a popup window will be displayed asking you for the confirmation regarding exporting your data. At the same time it will warn you for the loss of all the data and unable to use it anymore after deleting your site. You have to Click on check box and then on delete now button.
You will then receive a confirmation email request for deleting your site. You have to click on the verification link in the email to complete the deleting process. Here you go, your wordpress site is deleted.
Now let’s find out how to delete a self-hosted WordPress.org site
Deleting procedure of a self-hosted wordpress.org site is very easy and simple, as you have full liberty to completely access your own data.
- Create a Backup
Make sure to create a WordPress backup of your site before you delete your website.We would strongly suggest you to backup your site even if you are sure not to restore it. This can be helpful for the future use in case you change your mind.
- Delete all the files
At first, you need to Login to your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard and find the “File Manager”.
Then, delete all the files and folders in the file manager present in the root directory of your website.
That’s it, you have successfully deleted your self-hosted WordPress.org website. There after you just have to cancel your hosting subscription and you are set.
I hope it helped you in deleting your WordPress site. Make sure to follow the above steps to finish the process in an effective manner.