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How to Bulk Delete WordPress Users?

Do you want to Bulk Delete WordPress Users? Here in this post, I will discuss the three methods to Delete WordPress Users from your WordPress Website.

Methods of Deleting WordPress Users

  1. Deleting WordPress Users one by one
  2. Deleting WordPress Users in bulk without a plugin
  3. Deleting WordPress Users in bulk using a Plugin.

Now I will discuss all the methods one by one.

  1. Deleting WordPress Users one by One

You can delete WordPress users such as subscribers one by one by going to the user’s page in WordPress Dashboard.

WordPress Dashboard → Users → All Users

Here you can delete your WordPress users one by one, by just hovering on the user name. You get the option to Delete the subscriber. If you want to delete that subscriber, then click on Delete

WordPress will confirm before Deleting the Subscriber. If you confirm the deletion, then the subscriber will be permanently deleted.

What Happens if the Subscriber has Some Data Assign to his Account?

If the user has some content on your website, like posts, comment then WordPress will ask you to Attribute the content to other users or Delete all his Content.

Here you can do what is necessary. If you want to attribute his/her content to some other users. Then attribute him or if the content is not worthy, then delete all the content.

2. Deleting WordPress Users in Bulk Without a Plugin

Now, if you want to Delete WordPress users in bulk and without using any plugin, you can do it from WordPress User’s page only.

How to Bulk Delete WordPress Users without Plugin?

Now, sometimes you have many unwanted subscribers and want to delete them quickly. Then the one-by-one deleting user procedure will be quite lengthy and time-consuming.

So, the other method to delete the WordPress users in bulk is just to click the Select All checkbox beside the User name Column. By clicking the checkbox it will automatically select 20 users at a time. And from the drop box which is above and it displays Bulk Actions, select Delete from it and Click on Apply.

As discussed above, All the users will be deleted after Confirming.

Suppose, you have 300 users or more to delete, then this method will also consume a lot of time. 

For this, just click on the “Screen Option” tab in the top right corner of the screen. It will bring a fly-down menu where you can set the number of items per page up to 999.

Suppose you want to delete the users with subscriber roles and the users are more than 500 or near it. Then we will enter the 999 or 600 number in the number of items per page.

Click on Apply button, and the page will reload and show you the 999 users or the number we entered.

Now, click on the select all button as you did above, and from the bulk, actions select delete and hit the Apply button.

But while applying bulk deletion to this number of users, your website might slow down for a while. If you have an enormous amount of users to delete, then you can use Plugins to Delete the users.

3. Deleting WordPress Users in bulk using a Plugin.

 On one of my client’s websites, there were more than 6000 unknown subscribers. Some one tried to hack it because without having the option for subscribing to the website, that website has more than 6000 subscribers. Now, I want to delete those huge numbers. It is possible to do this, but it will take a huge amount of time to do. So, I used a Plugin to Delete those Subscribers.

How to Bulk Delete WordPress users using a Plugin?

As discussed above, following the default, the bulk delete method is time-consuming and not worth it. For this, we can use a plugin to delete all the fake users from our WordPress website.

To Delete bulk users from WordPress I used the WP Bulk Delete by Xylus themes. So, you need to first Install and activate WP Bulk Delete Plugin. For details on installing, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Upon Activation of the plugin, Visit WP Bulk Delete plugin from WordPress Dashboard

Dashboard >> WP Bulk Delete >> Delete Users

If you want to delete all the subscribers then select the subscribers from user roles. And click Delete users. The Plugin will confirm the Deletion by displaying a dialogue box “X users will be deleted. Would you like to proceed further?”

Click OK to Confirm and all the users will get deleted.

Can I schedule to Delete the WordPress Users?

If you want to schedule the delete, then WP Bulk Delete also has the option to Schedule it.

Deleting Users based on Criteria

Likewise, if you want to Delete users based on criteria like

  1. Delete Users older than X days
  2. Delete Users Registered within X days
  3. Delete Users Registered between the start date and end date

So, for this, you also have the option in the WP Bulk Delete plugin under the User Registration date.

If the user which you are deleting has some data like posts, images etc and you want to assign that data to someone. The WP Bulk Delete plugin also has this option, but this Option is in its PRO version.

Other than Users, WP Bulk Delete Plugin can delete Bulk Posts, Bulk Comments, etc.

I hope, this post helped you in Deleting users from your WordPress website. Do Like, Share, and Comment.

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(Resolved) Posts Not Showing on WordPress

(Resolved) Posts Not Showing on WordPress Website

Does your Posts are Not Showing on the WordPress website?

One of my students asked me why his website is not showing his posts?

I helped him in setting up his first WordPress website. So, I was aware of some of the settings we changed on his website.

I asked him to send me a screenshot of his WordPress General settings.

The reason behind WordPress not showing up his posts on the website is:

In WordPress Reading settings, he selected Home as the Static page of the website, but for the posts page, he didn’t select any page. Here is the screenshot

Remember !

If you are setting Your homepage displays as A Static Page, then you have to select a page for your Posts page to display.

Create a Page for Posts to Display

I asked him to create a page with the name Blog, and select Blog as a posts page in Reading settings.

And all your posts will be displayed in the Blog page of your website.

The other thing I asked him to do is,

Go to Menu and add Blog page in the Primary Navigation menu.

If you don’t know how to add primary menu on the website you can read my post on how to add navigation menu to your website.

After, adding Blog page to his primary menu, his website is showing posts in the Blog page.

Similarly, if you have set your home page as a static page, then you have to select any one of your pages as a posts page, otherwise, you won’t able to display your posts on your WordPress website.

If you have set Your Homepage displays as Your Latest Posts, then you don’t have to set Posts page.

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How to kick out Comment Spam from WordPress

How to Stop Spam Comments on WordPress Website

Do you want to kick out Comment Spam from WordPress website? These comments are annoying to webmasters as well as readers. So, it it better to kick them out of your website.

Spam is the unwanted message or comments you get in your email inbox or the comment section of your website or youtube.

Everyone hates unwanted messages. So you are probably here because you are getting unwanted messages in your WordPress website comment section.

To start, let’s understand spam first.

What is Spamming?

Spam is any kind of unwanted messages sent out in bulk whether in email or comments on your website

 Simply, spamming means sending unwanted bulk messages online.

What is Comment Spam?

You are here and reading this post means you are getting spam comments on your WordPress website or blog and you want to know about it and want to get the solution to combat spam in Comments.

Comment Spam is nothing but that some webmasters exploit the comment section of other websites to promote their website by posting their website links. Since these are unwanted comments and they are unrelated to the post by the Post author, these are called spam.

Sometimes these spam comments may be malware and viruses.

Why Comment Spam is Bad?

You can say, Why Comment Spam is bad? He is reading my content and commenting on my Content. These comments bring interaction to my website and blah, blah, blah.

But wait!

Let me clear you, the spammers

1. Don’t read your Content

2. They are not bringing interaction to your Post

3. They just paste the same comment which is linking to their website on all websites.

Why Comment Spamming?

One of the reasons for Spamming in the comment section of websites is those spammers want to use your website comment section to improve their website ranking by getting clicks from your website.

Is Comment Spam Harmful?

Search Engines penalize both the spammer and the website which is allowing spam comments on their website. Because, spam is the unwanted comments on your website, and they provide the link which will take the reader to the website which they won’t want to go to. It can also take you to insecure websites or viruses and malware.

In other words, if you are approving spam comments on your website then your website’s PageRank also gets affected.

So, it is better to moderate your comments and approve those comments which are genuine and related to your content.

How to Moderate comments without plugin in WordPress

There are several ways you can moderate your comment section in WordPress, the best way is by moderating comments in discussion settings.

Dashboard >> Settings >> Discussion

To Fight Spam Comments and reduce Spamming enable these settings in your WordPress Discussion settings

1. Comment Author must fill out name and email

2. Users must be registered and logged in to comment

3. Comment must be manually approved

4. Comment author must have a previously approved comment

If you enable these settings, you will cut down the speed of spammers, they have to log in before they comment. So, many of the spammers or spambots will be stopped from commenting.

But Wait! Still, you have the mastermind spammers who play with the system and use unethical ways to promote their website.

So, some spammers may log in to comment on your website, and the first 2-3 comments, may be very genuine, and after getting approved from your side. They start spamming.

So, you should be aware of this kind of spammers.

So, you should manually approve comments on your website

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How to Stop Spam Comments using Plugin in WordPress

There are a lot of plugins present in the WordPress Plugin directory which fight the spammers.

One of the worst things about these plugins is that they slowed down your website.

Ultimately, increasing the load time of your website. And, this will have negative effects on your PageRank in Google or other search engines.

One of the best plugins to combat spam comments is Akismet. This plugin is developed by WordPress only. So, it won’t affect your website load time.

But you have to install the API key from their website.

Akismet is free for bloggers, and it will also come up with paid versions for businesses and e-commerce websites.

On average Akismet stop 7,500,000 spam Comments from the web Per Hour.

You can read in detail about Akismet here.

I used to get 100s of comments daily on my new website, but after activating Akismet I am not getting any spam comments on my website.

There are other plugins also that fight spam comments. But, I prefer Akismet spam protection till now.

 

Comment: Which Comment Spam Protection are you using?

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How to Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

How to Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

One of my friends asked me how to fix the “Installation Failed, Destination Folder already exists error” in WordPress.

Are you also facing this type of error in your WordPress website?

Why does WordPress show Destination Folder Already Exists Error?

WordPress popup this error when you install a Theme or Plugin in WordPress and that folder already exists on your Website.

This error arises because

  1. You deleted the theme/plugin from your WordPress but the theme was not deleted entirely/correctly, and the folder remains in your backend.
  2. You tried to install the theme or plugin before, but it didn’t install correctly.

How to Solve the error Destination Folder already exists?

To solve this error, First login to Your Hosting Account

Hosting >> File Manager >> public_html >>wp_content >> plugins/themes

How to Fix Destination Folder Already exists error
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Then find the folder of the plugin or theme that you were installing while getting the “Destination Folder already exists” error, and delete that folder.

Now, go to WordPress Dashboard and install the theme or plugin. Now you can successfully install the theme/plugin.

In my case, my friend was getting this error while installing the wpforms plugin, and when I suggested him this process. He said that he was installed wpforms before. But due to some issues, the plugin has been deleted, and he was installing it again.

So, he has done all the steps I suggested here, and in the end, he successfully installed the wpforms plugin.

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Resolved Featured Image is not Showing on Social Shares?

Featured Image is not Showing on Social Shares?

Do your post’s featured image is not showing while sharing on WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter etc.

First of all, if you don’t know What a Featured image is and what is the importance of a Featured Image?

How to set it in WordPress, then kindly read Our Detailed Post about Featured Image

My Post Featured Image is not showing up on Social Shares

I am also getting this problem with my posts. Whenever I share my post, instead of my Featured Image or My Post images, my profile image is showing up on Social Shares.

Then I google it, but not getting a clear cut answer to my query. I am not techy, so some of the technical terms.

In one of the posts, I saw the screenshot of the AIO SEO plugin. Then, I got the hint, and I opened my WordPress Dashboard and Opened Social Shares in AIO SEO. And Clicked on Facebook, and there I found the main reason why my profile image is captured while sharing.

(Resolved)Featured Image is not Showing Up in Social Shares

The reason is, that in AIO SEO social Networks, the Default Post Image source was set to “Default Image”. Due to this, My profile image is captured on social shares.

Then I clicked on Drop-down and set it to Featured Image on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest tabs.

Then I checked to share the post on social media, and I was really happy that my issue has been resolved.

Summarizing the Featured Image Solution

Go to AIO SEO plugin >> Social Networks >> Facebook >> Default Image Source >> Featured Image

Go to the AIO SEO plugin and click on Social Networks, select all the social networks one by one and set Default Image Source to Featured Image.

If you are getting any errors again, mail us or comment on the post. We will be happy to help.

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