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How to delete a WordPress theme

How to delete a WordPress Theme
How to delete a WordPress Theme

Although uncommon, at times you may want to remove a WordPress theme, such as if you were editing a theme manually and have cause to revert back to the unedited theme. It is possible to delete the modified theme and then reinstall the theme as you originally did.

Deleting a WordPress Theme

Using the following steps, you can delete a WordPress theme:

Step 1: Begin by logging to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to ‘Appearance’ and then ‘Themes’.

Step 3: If the theme you want to remove is already in use, simply activate a different theme.

Step 4: When the theme you wish to delete is no longer activated, look for it and click on ‘Delete’.

You may receive a pop-up message with a request that you verify the removal of the them. If you receive this, click on ‘OK’.

You should then be presented with a confirmation which says your theme was deleted.

This should be all you need to know in order to delete a WordPress theme!


Updated on June 19, 2018

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