If you are a using WordPress for a long time you may have come across to this situation that the WordPress doesn’t provide the option to delete themes from its backend. That means you can only delete the excess themes by accessing the Cpanel Dashboard on the hosting server.
Dont worry it’s not that hard anyone who is capable of performing basic computer internet can easily get this job done. Just Follow the step by step guide on how to delete WordPress themes from Cpenal given below.
There are two ways to access the files in hosting server, therefore, using the FTP software like FileZilla and directly accessing the FTP through Cpanel. Both of the methods are very easy. Use any of the methods that you find is suitable
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How to Delete WordPress Themes From Cpenal Using Filezilla FTP Client
Basically, Filezilla is a software programme by which we can access the files on hosting server. It is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP File management tool for Windows, Mac, Linux and more. I will recommend you to use Filezilla as I am personally using this.
Furthermore, it has many beneficial features which are necessary for several complex tasks. Now If you don’t have the Software Installed on your device, you can download it from the official website of Filezilla. It’s free
Download and Install the software and proceed to the guide given below to delete the WordPress themes from Cpanel
First of all, to access the SFTP server through FTP clients you need get your SFTP username and password. To get your username and password for SFTP clients go to your Cpanel Dashboard and look for the FTP accounts, open the FTP accounts and Download the FTP Configuration File
Now open the Filezilla Client that you have installed on your device, and import the FTP configuration file into it. To import FTP Configuration file click on the file option given at the left corner of the Filezilla client dashboard.
Then you’ll find another option to import, click on that and select the FTP configuration file that you’ve just downloaded from the Cpanel.
Now that you have imported the configuration file, go to the site manager and select the website that you want to access the file after that click on the connect button.
All the files in the server will load on the FileZilla. Now Go to the Public.html folder.
After that go to the WP-Content folder, and then go to the themes folder. There you’ll see the list of themes. Now Select the theme and delete it by simply using your keyboard delete button.
How to Delete WordPress Themes From Cpenal Using FTP Function of Cpanel Dashboard
This method is only possible if you have the access to the Cpanel dashboard, now not all the hosting company provide the access to the Cpanel dashboard in that case you have to use the FileZilla client,
For example, in the managed WordPress hosting you’ll not have the access to your dashboard. However, if you have the access to the Cpanel follow the instruction given below.
First of all, go to the Cpanel dashboard of your hosting server and look for the Files section, there click on the file manager, as soon as you click on the file manager all the files available in your server will be listed.
Go to the public.html folder, after that go to the wp-content folder and then go to the themes folder, there you have all your themes that you have installed. Now select the theme that you want to delete and click on the delete option located on the upper side of your window.
It is necessary to keep our hosting server clean and optimized, by deleting the excessive files which are not required. Because excessive files can slow the websites loading speed which is not good for SEO and ranking.
I hope you find this guide useful and easy to perform. If you have any query about the topic you can always leave a message below through comment section,
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