How To Delete The Uncategorized Post Category On WordPress

In order to delete the ‘Uncategorized’ post category on WordPress, just follow the instructions below.

They’re simple & easy to remember.

  1. Go to Posts > Categories and create a new post category that will act as the default category instead of ‘Uncategorized.’
  2. Go to Settings > Writing.
    • At the top, for the option ‘Default Post Category,’ choose your new default category.
    • Click ‘Save Changes.’
  3. Go back to Posts > Categories.
    • Hover over the ‘Uncategorized’ category.
    • Select ‘Delete.’
And that’s it!
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