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Changing your Joomla 2.5 template is quite easy to do, and deleting templates is just as easy. If you’ve installed a template that you’ve decided not to use any longer, it may be a good idea to uninstall / delete the template. While we haven’t seen a big problem with this, it makes sense that some templates could be coded in a way that could pose security risks to your site, even when they’re not in use. Deleting Joomla 2.5 templates that are not being used can be a simple step you can take to help with Joomla 2.5 security.
There is an option to delete templates from the Template Manager, however this will only delete the template style. For most users that try that step, the following error is given:
Cannot delete last style of a template
To delete a Joomla 2.5 template you will need to follow the steps below and use the Extension Manager instead.
To delete an unused Joomla 2.5 template:
- Log into your Joomla 2.5 admin
- In the top menu, hover over Extensions and click Extension Manager
- Click the Manage tab
- List all of your templates
- Place a check next to the templates you wish to remove, and then click Uninstall in the top right menu
After uninstalling the template, you’ll see the following message:
Uninstalling template was successful.
You now know how to delete a template in Joomla 2.5!