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Can I safely delete "Stock" wordpress themes?

  • Jerome

    @market4android

    I have a question. I am running backups on all my WP installations, and I’d like to know if I can safely delete all of the “stock” WordPress themes that come with a fresh installation of WordPress? Do they really need to be there or is there some security risk if I delete them? As of right now, they’re simply bloating my backups, and yes, backup space really does matter. Thanks in advance!

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  • The theme itself does not use that much you would probably be better cleaning up the database, you can truncate certain tables to save space or use a plugin, I have not used this myself I have a manual cleanup but this seems to do the job WP-Clean_UP

    My opinion is to delete them, incase you need them in future you can always just download them and ftp them to the themes folder.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    If you mean theme directories such as twentyeleven and twentytwelve I wouldn’t. In the event of a Bad Thing™ happening having one of those can be a real life saver.

    If you mean other unused themes (some hosts install a ton of themes by default) then deleting those should be fine.

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