Policies & Safety

Report a Site

If you find a site that violates our User Guidelines or Terms of Service, we want you to let us know about it. Please understand that we don’t always respond to these reports, but every single one is read (by a real human being), and the reported site is reviewed accordingly.

More importantly, please note that the team behind WordPress.com strongly believes in freedom of speech. WordPress.com has a vast audience spread across many cultures, countries and backgrounds with varying values and our service is designed to let internet users freely express any ideas and opinions without us censoring or endorsing them.

We take all reports seriously, but we won’t remove sites just because they are offensive (even to us!). We think the right response to bad or offensive ideas is to speak out against them, not to censor them. If a site is publishing offensive content with which you don’t agree, feel free to create a site to speak your own mind on the subject — you’ll of course have the same rights.

If you do have a site to report, please read on.

Reporting a WordPress.com site:

If you’re logged in to a WordPress.com account and stumble upon a site you’d like to report, simply click the three dots to the right of the “Follow” link in the bottom right corner of the screen, and you’ll see Report this content which will allow you to send us a report for:

  • content that is spam
  • adult content not suitable for general audiences
  • abusive content
  • content that promotes self–harm/suicide
  • content that infringes your copyright

Clicking that link will bring up this following form.

If you’re not a logged in WordPress.com user please use the form found here.

Before reporting a site with this form please verify that the site in question is hosted by Automattic. As a reminder, we have no control over self-hosted sites built using free WordPress software which may mention “Powered by WordPress.org” or something similar. Those sites use the open-source WordPress software and aren’t hosted by us, so you should contact the appropriate web host with complaints.

If we receive a complaint and aren’t in a position to make a determination (for example whether something is defamatory or not), we defer to the judgment of a court. Please forward any legal process relating to a site hosted on WordPress.com to legal@wordpress.com. If you are a member of a law enforcement agency, please contact us at law-enforcement@wordpress.com.

If your copyrighted material has been used without your permission and in violation of the law, please submit a formal DMCA notice by following the instructions found here: http://automattic.com/dmca.

Your personal information will not be shared with the reported individuals with the following exceptions:

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