Have You Renamed “Uncategorized” Category Name In WordPress

by Himanshu Yadav on November 17, 2009

Do you have a professional blog which has lot of visitors? How can you apologize to your visitor if you by mistaken publish any post without any category. By default that post got a category name “Uncategorized” this is sufficient to wash away your reputation.

WordPress comes with this default category “Uncategorized” which cannot be deleted. If any post published without any category then WordPress automatically assign a name to this category i.e. “Uncategorized” . So it is impossible to delete this category.

How to solve this problem

Suppose any blogger publish a post without any category then the post will come under “Uncategorized” category. We cannot delete this category but it is possible to rename it. To rename a category:

category thumb Have You Renamed Uncategorized Category Name In Wordpress Go to WordPress Dashboard.

Go to Post> Category.

On the right side you will see the list of category. Click on the edit button of category.

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Now an edit page will open. Rename the category to some other name. Let’s say we select “Other” as a category name. You can choose different category names according to your choice.

In category slug; fill “others”.

Now update the category

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That’s all. You have renamed the category. Now enjoy a fearless Blogging.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

ali November 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

wow cool
Nice! Really very informative
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Vivek November 18, 2009 at 2:07 am

Great one really a useful information
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Taranfx November 18, 2009 at 2:51 am

Yeah, this is a must.
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Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats November 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

i have posted an article without selecting the category and later i checked it in my blog which is looking ugly.. it is must do change for a wordpress blog..
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Gabe | freebloghelp.com November 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Renaming the uncategorized category is a great idea. Hopefully, no one has to really use it since every article should have a relevant category.
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India 365 November 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

Good info mate, I never got an idea to rename it, thanks for the info.
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Surender Sharma November 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

This is an awesome idea to rename uncategoried default category in wordpress.
It can be renamed into misc. category or other category.
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Pavan Somu November 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm

cool post.. i had did this in my blog
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TechChunks November 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Great concept. This is something many bloggers forget to change while setting up their WP blog. Thanks for the reminder ;)
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Ramkumar November 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

Yup, i changed the category name to Misc, some what it seems more gud than having it as uncategorized.

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Uttoran Sen November 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

actually it can be deleted, the primary category can’t be deleted, so make another category as primary and then delete the uncategoried thing.

however, i do what you have mentioned, its a great idea to just rename it, i always rename it to my main category or the featured category,
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