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    Can't remove wordpress no matter what I do...

    I have been at this for three hours. Why I have been at this for three hours you ask? Because when I go to install a theme it says....
    Could not create directory. /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/terminally.tmp
    Therefore I thought to myself. I will reinstall wordpress by terminal. I can not remove wordpress.
    When I do
    sudo apt-get purge wordpress
    After changing directories to the file wordpress it says...
    Reading state information... Done
    Package 'wordpress' is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 263 not upgraded.
    I even tried doing
    rm -R wordpress
    I do not know what to do. Please help me remove wordpress.
    Thanks,
    Julia
    Last edited by julia3; October 9th, 2013 at 10:20 PM.

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    Re: Can't remove wordpress no matter what I do...

    Quote Originally Posted by julia3 View Post
    I have been at this for three hours. Why I have been at this for three hours you ask? Because when I go to install a theme it says....
    Could not create directory. /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/terminally.tmp
    Therefore I thought to myself. I will reinstall wordpress by terminal. I can not remove wordpress.
    When I do
    sudo apt-get purge wordpress
    After changing directories to the file wordpress it says...
    Reading state information... Done
    Package 'wordpress' is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 263 not upgraded.
    I even tried doing
    rm -R wordpress
    I do not know what to do. Please help me remove wordpress.
    Thanks,
    Julia
    Did you install Wordpress manually? If so, carefully copy and paste the following EXACTLY to your command line:
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /var/www/wordpress
    This will remove your wordpress files, but not your database. Be extremely careful, as a typo can make a mess of things.
    Last edited by lisati; October 6th, 2013 at 09:14 AM. Reason: fix
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    Re: Can't remove wordpress no matter what I do...

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Did you install Wordpress manually? If so, carefully copy and paste the following EXACTLY to your command line:
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /var/www/wordperss
    This will remove your wordpress files, but not your database. Be extremely careful, as a typo can make a mess of things.
    Hi lisati - is the spelling of your command accurate?
    Last edited by BlinkinCat; October 6th, 2013 at 09:14 AM.

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    Re: Can't remove wordpress no matter what I do...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlinkinCat View Post
    Hi lisati - is the spelling of your command accurate?
    Well spotted, thank you.
    Corrected as follows:
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /var/www/wordpress
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    Re: Can't remove wordpress no matter what I do...

    Thanks for your reply. This is solved.
    sudo rm -rf /var/www/wordpress worked.
    I was able to unistall wordpress and then reinstall it. Thanks.

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