Can I delete the default wordpress themes?

Hello, is it necessary to keep the default wordpress themes (twentyten, twentythirteen, etc.) installed if I am using a custom theme? Thanks.

  • Vaughan
    • Support/SLS MockingJay

    Hi @ibizworks,

    No, it’s not necessary to keep them :slight_smile: however sometimes if you need support with an issue, we may ask you to switch your theme to the default theme just in case, this is to see whether the issue is related to your theme or something else. But in that case, you could simply just reinstall the theme to test, then delete it again afterwards.

    Hope this helps

  • Daniel Berhane
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus


    You can delete any other theme you are not using if you like it clean.

    You can reinstall any free wordpress theme anytime you need it. So no reason to clog your dashboard.

    Of course, if they are paid themes and you don’t have active subscription, you can’t get them back. So you might wish to download the theme and keep it on your personal computer if you feel you might use it again.

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