Support » Requests and Feedback » Stop automated delivering of themes in major WordPress updates

  • knallblaumedia


    I’m operating some WordPress pages and every time there is a major update I’m getting new themes offered by

    The current trunk of twentytwentytwo is 3-4 MB and I don’t need it, but it’s automated installed on my pages.

    It’s wasting a lot of energy and I think there is a big impact if you change it to save global traffic.

    Instead: Offer a preview and quick-installation, or something else.

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  • Moderator t-p


    If you would like to file a feature request, please follow the steps at and choose “Enhancement” as the report type.



    Here’s two constants that you can add to your wp-config.php file:

    define('CORE_UPGRADE_SKIP_NEW_BUNDLED' , true);
    define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'twentyseventeen');

    The first constant will stop WordPress from re-downloading bundled themes/plugins that have been deleted. The second constant will change the default theme, which allows you to get rid of the abomination known as the twentytwentytwo theme by also using the first constant. I used “twentyseventeen” in the code above; change it to the theme you want as your default.

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