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How to Uninstall a WordPress Theme

We always recommend uninstalling WordPress themes that you aren't using. Themes can have security holes, and your site will be safer with fewer installed themes.

However, uninstalling a theme in WordPress should be simple, but it's harder than you might think. The setting to delete a theme is well hidden.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a WordPress theme.

1) Make sure the theme is not active

If the theme that you'd like to uninstall is the active theme, first activate another theme. Go to:

  • Appearance -> Themes
  • Activate the theme you'd like to use
How to Uninstall a WordPress Theme

2) Uninstall

  • Hover your mouse over the theme you'd like to uninstall
  • Click on "Theme Details"
  • At the bottom right, click on "Delete".
  • Confirm

And that's it. You're done.

About the author

Nick is the Director of Support at OSTraining and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.