How to delete a theme in WordPress?

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There are a few different ways to delete a theme in WordPress:

  1. Through the WordPress Dashboard:
  • Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Hover over the theme you want to delete and click on the “Theme Details” button.
  • Click on the “Delete” link at the bottom right corner.
  • Confirm the deletion by clicking on the “Delete” button in the pop-up window.
  1. Through FTP:
  • Connect to your website using an FTP client (FileZilla, Cyberduck, etc.).
  • Go to the “wp-content/themes” folder.
  • Find the folder of the theme you want to delete and delete it.
  1. Through cPanel:
  • Log in to your cPanel account.
  • Go to the “File Manager” section.
  • Navigate to the “wp-content/themes” folder.
  • Find the folder of the theme you want to delete and delete it.

Please note that you should not delete a theme that is currently active on your website. Deactivate it first, and then delete it. Also, it is recommended to have a backup before proceeding with any deletion.

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