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Deleting Themes (2 posts)

  1. rnewton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am currently using a theme called "Rundown." Prior to rundown I loaded and used several other themes from the wordpress site. What I have just learned is that pieces of the prior themes may still be visible on my current theme. Namely, the contact page tells me to edit it with the smallbiz panel. There is no small biz panel with my current theme. How do I purge all of the prior themes data? Makes me wonder what other instructions on my current theme are really left over from other themes.

    realtychico.com

    Thanks

  2. rachelbaker
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you delete a theme (meaning you do not see the theme listed under Appearances->Themes ) you do remove the theme files.
    However, if the theme created entries in the database - those would remain.

    I am not sure where you are seeing the message to edit your contact page with the small biz panel...but that may be the cause of your problem.

    How to solve?
    Honestly, there is no good way.

    Option 1:
    You can take a backup of your database. Then try to find the entries left over from your previous theme and remove them. However, unless you are really comfortable with your backup and editing a database, I wouldn't recommend this route.

    Option 2:
    Contact the developer of the theme that has left remnants on your site to find out how you can remove them.

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