How to Delete the Yearly Default WordPress Themes (and Why)

Every year WordPress automatically installs a new theme on every website. If you’re using a different theme such as Divi or in this example we’re using The Claire Effortless Website Kit, you probably don’t need extra themes cluttering up the website. Having too many unnecessary files on the site can slow down the site speed. Deleting the yearly WordPress theme is also a great way to reduce the amount of themes that you or your clients have to update when doing regular website maintenance.

We know everyone learns differently – if you prefer video, please watch the video tutorial below! If you’re more of a step-by-step person, we’ve written out the steps under the video.

Watch the Tutorial:

How to Delete the Yearly WordPress Themes (and why) – Step by Step

  1. Log into the site and go to Appearance and click Themes.
  2. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail for the theme that you want to delete. Click the Theme Details button.
  3. Click the delete button in the bottom right hand corner of the theme’s detail page. That’s it!

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Karyn Paige

Karyn is a web developer at Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC. She's also a mentor at the Making Website Magic School of Business, working with women web designers to create values-driven businesses that are aligned with their personal visions.

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