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5.4 Remove the “Uncategorized” Category in WordPress

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It’s not easy to figure out how to delete the “Uncategorized” category for WordPress posts. But when you know this hidden feature, it will just take one minute to fix it. In this video, we’ll describe how to remove the category Uncategorized in WordPress.

Before you start, make sure that you have created at least one post category in addition to the default “Uncategorized” category. You can see and create categories under Posts » Categories.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Go to Settings » Writing
  3. Click the “Default Post Category” drop-down and change it from Uncategorized to the category of your choice and hit Save Changes.
  4. Go to Posts » Categories
  5. Now, you can just hover the category “Uncategorized” and click the red “Delete” link.
  6. Click the “OK button to confirm the removal of “Uncategorized”.

That’s it! Remember that once you delete a category, it can’t be restored again.

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Victor Duse
Victor Duse was born in Sweden in 1980 and has over 20 years experience of web design, web development and teaching in sectors like media, marketing, energy, industry and the public sector. He's the founder of DiviMundo and the WordPress Agency Duse Media in Malmö, Sweden. Victor is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and he has a soft spot for dark chocolate.


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