When I was new on WordPress then I noticed that there is a category named “Uncategorized”. Basically Its a default category of WordPress. You can not just simply remove this category because, there is a little hard work to remove that “Uncategorized” category. Then I thought that there are many WordPress users might be annoying with this category just like me. So I try different ways to get rid of this category, obviously its really annoying. And guys I came up with this post, also with screenshots! Let’s get started.
Deleting “Uncategorized” Category in WordPress:
Well, It’s not too hard. When you first launch your WordPress site, everything you post is under the “Uncategorized” category until you change the default. Take a look at the screenshot below.
So what will you do? Will you just leave as it is? Or Want to change this or delete this category? I think you might be thinking to delete this. Ok, follow the instructions carefully to delete this “Uncategorized” category.
First you need to create a new category. I typically create an “All” category. (Without a new category you cannot delete “Uncategorized”).
Okay time to create a new category, for this go to Posts >> Categories >> add name >> add slug >> no parents, add new category.
Here comes the best part, go to Settings >> writing.
In writing you will notice that “Uncategorized” is a default category by WordPress and is automatically selected as the category that all posts are written to.
For this “Click on uncategorized” and set it to your new category. (My category is All).
“Uncategorized” is no longer a category, It’s time to totally get rid of this category.
Go to Posts >> Categories >> Look for the uncategorized and delete it.
Note: Deleting a category does not delete the post in that category. Posts will be move to the default category.
I hope you like this post. Thanks for reading. Enjoy 🙂