You have just started to use WordPress for your website or blog, you have created some categories and have assigned posts to those categories, without any issue. But when you display your website you find out that an uncategorized category appears like a category although you didn’t create it as category.
In fact is it the default category which comes with WordPress. WordPress assigns any posts you create without category to the uncategorized category. Also when you delete a category without having deleted its posts before, WordPress automatically assigns its post to the default uncategorized category So How to change this default category before delete it.
In the dashboard of your website, go to posts/ then categories, the categories page would open with the list of categories, hover your mouse over the uncategorized category or another category, you would see that the options “edit” “quick edit”, “delete” and “view” appear under the others categories’ name, but under uncategorized category only “edit” “quick edit”, and “view” that appears, like below:
This means that at this time you can not delete the uncategorized category, because it the default one so you have to prior change the default category before deleting the Uncategorized.
To change the default category, go down on the left size of your dashboard , click on setting, then click on writing, the writing setting page would open like below.
This page shows that the default post category is “uncategorized.” just click at the default post category dropdown box, and select the category you want as your default category (the one you have created by yourself and that you want as default category) like below:
Then click on save change button at the bottom of the page.
2.Then go to delete the Uncategorized by going to posts, then click on categories on the left side of the dashboard. When the list of categories appears, just hover your mouse over the Uncategorized once more and the options would show themselves like below:
Click on the delete link under the uncategorized, a warning box would pop up to alert you that you’re going to delete a category, but if this category had posts assigned to it , the message would say that the posts that were assigned to the uncategorized would be now assigned to the new default category you have chosen.
Click OK to make it so. Now You’ve deleted the uncategorized category and even replaced the default category.
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