During this WordPress Tutorial you will learn how to clear out WordPress Dummy Content. The video above will provide a step-by-step guide.
If you’re new to WordPress, all of this dummy content can be overwhelming and confusing, and it can make it difficult to get started with building your own website. That’s why many users prefer to clear out the default content and start with a clean slate.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of clearing out the dummy content in WordPress, step by step. Whether you’re starting a new website from scratch or you’re simply cleaning up an existing site, these tips will help you streamline your WordPress experience and create a website that truly represents you and your brand.
To clear out the dummy content in WordPress and start a fresh website, you can follow these steps:
Deleting Post and Pages
When you first install WordPress, it comes with some default posts and pages, such as “Hello World” and “Sample Page”. You can delete these by going to the Posts or Pages menu in the WordPress dashboard, selecting the post or page you want to delete, and clicking “Move to Trash”. Deleting these default posts and pages will give you a clean slate to work with and make it easier to create your own content.
Dummy Content Sample Images
WordPress also includes some sample images in the Media Library that you may want to delete. These images are often used as placeholders for themes and plugins, and can take up valuable storage space on your website. You can delete these by going to the Media Library in the WordPress dashboard, selecting the images you want to delete, and clicking “Delete Permanently”.
When you install WordPress, it comes with a default theme called “Twenty Twenty-One” (or a different year, depending on when you install it). This theme is a good starting point, but you may want to switch to a different theme that better suits your needs. To delete the default theme, go to the Appearance menu in the WordPress dashboard, select the theme you want to delete, and click “Delete”.
Like themes, WordPress also comes with some default plugins that you may not need or want. These plugins include “Hello Dolly” and “Akismet“. You can delete these by going to the Plugins menu in the WordPress dashboard, selecting the plugin you want to delete, and clicking “Delete”.
By default, WordPress allows visitors to leave comments on your posts and pages. However, these are usually empty.
And that is it, this is how you can clear WP dummy content and by following these steps, you should have a clean slate to start building your new WordPress website.