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Mark Giannelis
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The Removal Of WordPress Themes

The removal of WordPress themes one of the reasons why many people make the switch to other platforms. You see, WordPress is a very popular open source platform that provides an easy to use platform for everyone to create and publish their own websites. The problem occurs when a person decides that they want to make changes to the theme they have installed. Changes like altering the background or the colour scheme. When these changes are made, it is almost impossible to retrieve those files from the WordPress back office and restore them to a previous theme.

So what can be done? The first step is to make sure you do a backup of your entire website. Now this does not mean that you have to make a full backup, just a copy of your theme files. This will allow you to pull a certain version of the theme if you need to. It will also allow you to undo any changes that you may have made.

If you are not confident in your ability to make a backup or to even locate your theme files, then you should consider hiring a professional. Most themes have a support team and if you can get in contact with them, chances are that they will help you restore your theme to its previous state. At the very least, you will be able to restore the files within minutes without too much difficulty. If you have any sort of data on your website that you would like restored, this is the approach that you need to take.

There are two main methods you can take when removing WordPress themes from your website.

The first involves using the built in WordPress cleaning tool. This method requires that you use the most up to date version of WordPress. While this method will work, it will take a bit of time. You also run the risk of having some of the themes you have removed not work properly, since the plugin used to make them will need to be reloaded.

The second method involves the use of third party tools to remove WordPress themes. The best of these programs is WP Cleaner This program can be used quickly and easily by downloading and installing the software. Once installed, you simply follow the on screen instructions. In less than a minute, you can remove your WordPress theme and all of its associated files. This is often the fastest approach to remove WordPress, since it takes the least amount of time for the process to run.


The biggest advantage to using a program to clean out your theme options is that all of your themes are cleaned out including all of the WordPress plugin files. The theme options are not lost; they are simply relocated to a different location where they will be available for future use. This will free up precious disk space and make it easier to add new themes.


The biggest disadvantage to using one of these programs is that the program removes all of the theme options from your site. All of the options will remain in place and WordPress will load every bit of code from the files. Many people prefer to keep all of their WordPress theme options and customization options in their database and not on a website. These files can then be copied over to another server and the process of adding new themes or customizing pages can continue as normal. However, this is not recommended for people who want to keep all of their existing theme options, which will mean that they have to begin learning how to reinstall the entire WordPress system.

A final way to remove WordPress themes is to use an alternative theme editor that will allow you to reinstall WordPress without erasing any of your other files. There are many different alternative theme editors available, and most of them are extremely easy to use. You simply download the appropriate theme, install it and then select an icon for it from your system menu. From there, you will be able to reinstall WordPress just as you would if you had just deleted the original theme. This is a simple process that will allow you to keep all of your existing themes and change the look of your site as often as you want without having to touch the files that contain the original code.

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