Occasionally you might need to create new admin or author accounts so that outside agencies or individuals can help you with something on your site. But providing admin access to your WordPress site can potentially leave you open to future issues, so you might wish to delete an admin user after they have finished their task.
Our guide below will walk you through the steps of deleting a user from your WordPress site. This can also be applied in bulk, in case you had a slew of spam accounts that were created, and you need to delete a lot of user accounts at once.
How to Delete a User from a WordPress Site
The steps below are going to show you how to delete a user from your WordPress site. If that user had any posts that were attributed to them, you will be given the chance to transfer those posts to a different user. Note that you will need to be signed in with an Admin account in order to delete a user.
Step 1: Sign into the admin section of your WordPress site.
Step 2: Hover over Users in the left column, then click the All Users option.
Step 3: Hover over the user that you wish to delete, then click the Delete option. Note that if you have a lot of users, you can filter by user type if you click the links above the user list. Additionally, you can delete multiple users by checking the box to the left of each user that you wish to delete, then clicking the Bulk Actions drop-down menu, choosing Delete, then clicking the Apply button.
Step 4: Click the Confirm Deletion button to confirm that you wish to delete the user.
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