Have You Renamed “Uncategorized” Category Name In WordPress

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 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.


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


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

11 Responses

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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