How to remove the theme completely



I installed the Sydney theme, really awesome, but something went wrong, and I want to remove all traces of the theme and its settings, and then install from scratch again. So I: 1) Installed another theme and activated it, 2) Removed all files and the directories from /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/sydney 3) Installed Sydney again and activated, but all customized Sydney-settings, texts etc. were back.

Can you tell me how to remove all traces of the theme, before reinstalling it again?

Thanks in advance.




  1. Install this plugin:
  2. Open it from Tools, find wp_options on the left side
  3. Click on Select Data, load everything and then do a search in your browser from theme_mods_sydney. Delete it.

This is how I do it when I want to clear the options from the database. This will only remove the changes from the Customizer.


Thank you Vlad, exactly what I was looking for!