I'd like to be able to delete my custom theme from within Wordpress. This option is available for the default themes, via the screenshot link below.

There is a red "Delete" link in the Theme management area, but it isn't available for my custom theme.

How can I enable this for a custom theme?


  • Solution was so obvious... I was looking for an API to add the functionality to the theme, and so forth. Apr 21, 2014 at 17:36

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You cannot delete your theme when it is activated. You must deactivate the theme before the link will appear to delete it.

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