Do you feel like you are constantly clicking “update plugins” on your site?
Then you have to update twice, once for plugins and once for themes?
Even worse, you're updating themes that you don't use – and never will!
This quick tip today will show you how to delete or uninstall a WordPress theme, in about the same amount of time it takes to click for the updates.
Then, you'll never have to update WordPress 2013, WordPress 2014, WordPress 2015, WordPress 2016 ….WordPress 2020 ever again.
For those of us who get angsty when we have unread email, this is a step towards the calm!
How to Delete or Uninstall a WordPress Theme
(to save yourself time!)
You would think that it would be easy to figure out how to delete a theme, but no, it is well hidden, my friends.
First, go to your dashboard and click on Appearance -> Themes
Next, hover over the theme that you want to delete, so that the Theme Details button shows
Click on Theme Details so that a pop up shows up, which has a teeny tiny delete button down in the corner
Next you'll see a Confirm or Cancel pop up (that won't let you escape to another tab until you choose an option)
Click the OK button and voila, it's all gone.
Repeat this for all of the default WordPress Themes (and any other theme you're not actively using), which seem to have updates every day.
Perhaps I'm exaggerating a little bit, but sometimes it sure feels like it.
Taking a few seconds to do this now means you will save yourself that second step of plugin updates every single time from now on.
Ain't nobody got time for that.
Being more efficient is a key step in turning a profit from our blogs.
Plus, I can't be the only person who hates the angst of having to address updates when I log in to do a different task!