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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#12694 new enhancement

Orphan themes are listed as broken, but can't be deleted from wp-admin

Reported by: pnaw10 Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 2.9.2
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:


I had been giving a set of "mobile" themes a tryout on my WordPress blog. There's a parent theme and three child themes. Didn't really like them.

Not realizing they were parent/children(I thought they were 4 independent themes that were identical except for color schemes), I deleted the parent theme first through the WP-Admin's theme screen (/wp-admin/themes).

Now, the parent theme is gone. But WordPress still lists the child themes as broken themes with the disclaimer: "The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template."

However, there's no option to delete them from the WP-Admin. Being a longtime WordPress user, I know I can FTP into my server and manually remove those directories. But I'll admit, I love how the newer versions of WordPress have made it possible to install/upgrade/delete themes and plugins right from the Admin system, without the need to open up the ol' FTP client and do it all manually. I'm sure there are also newer users of WordPress who may or may not be aware they'd need to go through FTP to delete a broken theme.

Just saying it would be nice if we could delete broken themes right from the Admin system... but it's not a major/urgent request.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 nacin4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; theme broken delete wp-admin removed
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 3.0

comment:2 dd324 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to 3.1

Setting to 3.1, This isn't a regression over a previous release, and is a new enhancement.

Hopefully there are not that many people out there who'd have broken themes installed..

dd324 years ago

comment:3 wojtek.szkutnik4 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added; needs-patch removed

comment:4 nacin3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to Future Release

comment:5 kraftbj11 months ago

  • Cc bk@… added

comment:6 dd328 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Upgrade/Install
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