I have googled this on the web and also searched for the answer on StackExchange but I can't find a clear set of instructions for removing and deleting a super admin user!

I'm performing some admin tasks on a multisite with 100+ sites and need to remove/clean up some old developer accounts within the dashboard.

I go to network > users and see a list of super admin and cannot remove any of them. I can disable their accounts (which is a logical first step).

Do I need to individually remove them from each of the 100+ sites and then I can remove their account from the WPMU? Alternatively, is there a quick/simple way to demote their role to subscriber from super admin?

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Oh I feel fairly stupid now. When looking at the user page again I noticed a checkbox for demoting the users access rights:

Super Admin - Grant this user super admin privileges for the Network. Since unchecking that box, it appears that I can now remove/delete the user.

  • 3
    thank for leaving the answer instead of just saying "I found it"
    – KnightHawk
    Dec 11, 2019 at 17:31
  • you are not the only one, lol
    – ncesar
    Jul 12, 2021 at 18:29

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