You can’t decide what theme will you use, so you install bunch of themes and in the end you use just one. Other themes you’ve installed will slow down your site so you’ll need to delete them, but how to delete theme on WordPress? We will show you a really simple way to delete a theme you dont want to have on your WordPress blog/site, so let’s go!
Deleting themes from WordPress using WordPress Dashboard
This is the first and easiest way to completely delete theme from WordPress blog/site. First you need to log in into your WordPress dashboard and in the menu on your left chose Appearance » Themes. Now you’ll get a window like in the picture below.Here you can see themes you use or the installed themes you don’t use.
Now with your cursor go to the image of any theme you want to delete, a ‘Theme Details” will apear on the image, click on ‘theme settings’ like in the picture below:
When you click on “Theme Details” you will see windows like in the picture below, in the bottom right corner you will see a red link “Delete” click on it.
You will get a popup, click “OK” and wait for WordPress system to delete the themes.
When the theme is deleted you will see this little image in the upper left corner.
Deleting theme from WordPress using cPanel
If you somehow can’t delete themes on the first way above you’ll need to do that from cPanel, it’s easy! First of all you need to log in into your cPanel and go to the section named “Files”, click on folder the ” File Manager ” like in the sreenshot below.
When you click “Go” a new tab will show up, you will see File Manager panel with an bunch of files. Enter a folder named “wp-content” then folder “themes”. Now when you’re in this folder you’ll see all of the installed themes on your WordPress blog/site. Choose the one that you want to delete and mark it like in the picture below.From the upper menu choose “Delete” action or if you don’t have upper menu do the right click on folder(theme) and choose “Delete”.
A popup will show up like in the picture below.Chose the option “Delete File(s)” and wait for cPanel system to delete file(theme).
That’s it your theme was sucessfully deleted from your WordPress site/blog and now you can continue with working 🙂