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 your website. Having too many unnecessary files on your site can slow down your site speed. Deleting the yearly WordPress theme is also a great way to reduce the amount of themes that you have to update when you’re doing regular website maintenance.
We know everyone learns differently – if you prefer video, please watch the video tutorial above! If you’re more of a step-by-step person, we’ve written out the steps below.
How to Delete the Yearly WordPress Themes (and why) – Step by Step
1. Log into your 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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Article By: Karyn Paige
Web Developer on the SMC Team
I love looking at something – anything – and wondering how it was created. When I develop an interest in something, I immediately go all in to figure out how it works and what’s the story behind it.