Deleting Uncategorized from WordPress Category list

Looked at lot of queries around different forums people not able to figure out how to get rid of the default wordpress category – Categorized, made me dig into wordpress a bit more, and the result is wordpress wants to keep all your posts categorized so it uses a default category which is inbuilt when you install wordpress on your host.

The quick method to delete it is, go to your Categories tab under Posts and add a new category of your choice, go to Settings tab ( on your left side menu in wordpress admin), under it go to writing section and  change Default Post Category from the drop down to your recent category you added.

Go back to categories tab and now you can delete the Uncategorized Category.

It was that simple 🙂



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