Can’t delete a content type published through the content type hub

Currently I am working on an assignment to build a Collaboration Portal based at SharePoint Online. I am using the Content Type Hub to centrally distribute Content Types to multiple site collections. I applied a content type within a document library but decided I wanted to remove it. Unfortunately I received the following error:

“The content type “Proposal” at “/sites/projectportal/customersitetemplate/Shared Documents” is read only”

Annoying right? Apparently the solution is very easy! Just go to the Advanced Settings of the Content Type and you can see its set at read only:


Change this to No and you can delete the Content Type 🙂

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