How to uninstall Wordpress WP theme

How To Delete A WordPress Theme

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An easy to follow guide on how to completely remove an installed WordPress theme from your website using your WP admin dashboard.

1. Firstly, login to your websites WordPress admin. This is defaulted as wp-admin so for example http://mywebsite.com/wp-admin

Wordpress admin screen login

2. On the sidebar to the left hand side, click on the Appearance tab

Wordpress appearance tab to install or uninstall WP themes page

3. In the subheading, click on Themes. This will bring up all the WordPress themes you currently have installed.

4. Make sure that the WordPress theme you want to uninstall is NOT active. (To deactivate the theme you want to delete you simply need to active a different them. DO this by hovering over a different theme and selecting activate.)

WP themes page to customise activate live preview or remove

5. Hover over the WP theme you wish to remove and click the XXX icon that appears in the centre of the theme box.

Wordpress theme details to remove WP theme

6. From here simply click the red ‘Delete’ button at the bottom of the screen.

Can't delete WP theme unless deactivated then delete

7. Your WP theme has now been deleted

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