Orphan themes are listed as broken, but can't be deleted from wp-admin
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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.
Change History (7)
- Keywords needs-patch added; theme broken delete wp-admin removed
- Milestone changed from Unassigned to 3.0