How to Uninstall WordPress Theme

How to Uninstall WordPress Theme

Do you want to safely delete themes from your WordPress site? When you install a new WordPress theme on your site, it is a good idea to delete the old one. There are many reasons to delete inactive WordPress themes.

Using Inactive Theme a Hacker can inject, malicious code or malware can be installed on your website. Backdoor can be created in your unused themes. Today in this article I will tell you how to uninstall Theme from any WordPress site

Yes, if there is a theme installed on your site and you are not using it, then it is safe to delete it. To check which WordPress Theme you are currently using, you can visit the Appearance >> Themes page. Your current theme will appear as an active theme.

How to Uninstall WordPress Theme

If you have customized a WordPress theme and want to save those customizations before you delete them, first create a complete WordPress backup. Apart from this, you can download the theme folder on your computer. To do this, you can use the File Manager plugin. After installing the plugin, click on wp-content / themes / and download the inactive theme folder to your computer. Also, you can use FTP client or your WordPress hosting account.

1. Uninstall WordPress Theme from Admin Dashboard-:

This is the easiest and recommended method of all. First, go to the Appearance >> Themes page and click on the theme you want to delete. A popup with theme details will open in front of you. You have to click the delete button in the bottom right corner in the popup screen. After this, you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the theme. Just click on the OK button, and your WordPress theme will be uninstalled.

How to Uninstall WordPress Theme

2. Uninstall WordPress Theme with the help of File Manager-:

First of all, install the File Manager plugin on your site. After installing the plugin, click WP File Manager >> wp-content / themes / and delete the theme folder. Now your selected WordPress theme will be deleted. Note: You can also uninstall Theme by using File Manager app in FTP client or Hosting account.

How to Uninstall WordPress Theme

What to do if you accidentally delete a WordPress Theme?

You can restore your theme from backup. It is very easy. However, if you have not done a backup, you can restore the theme by installing a new copy of the same theme. But we will lose the customization made in the theme. If this article has proved to be helpful for you, then do not forget to share it!

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