I am running a Drupal 6 installation and created 2 content types through the admin menu (they are not programically created). Now I want to delete them but no delete link is visible in the content type screen. I do not have any pages created with those types so I don't understand why Drupal won't let me delete them.

I have searched this site and Google but I can't find an answer. Anyone here have any ideas how to get rid of them?


3 Answers 3


Ensure you are user/1 and try navigating to this page


replace <content-type-name> with the actual name of the content type


After digging around, I did find that ubercart had a reference to the content type in question in one of its configuration screens. So although I didn't create any nodes of that type, the reference to that node is what was preventing me from deleting it. Once I removed the reference, the delete link appeared again.

Thanks to everyone who proposed answers as it will help someone else who might experience this problem.

  • If you are using "features" to configure a custom content type you might have to disable the feature in question in order to delete
    – wranvaud
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 18:07

If you go to http://my.site.com/admin/content/node-type/<your-content-type-name-machine-name> you should have a delete button at the bottom of the page.

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