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How To Remove The Uncategorized Folder From Wordpress Posts

Your WordPress Blog automatically places your blog posts in the “Uncategorized” category once they are published, causing each of your posts to display this at the bottom of the page. This article will show you how to delete that category and create a new folder for your posts.


Step 1: Sign Into The WordPress Admin Area Within Your CHI Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the WordPress tab within your CHI account after logging in with your username and password.

wordpress tab

2. Click on your domain name associated with your WordPress account.

select domain

3. Click the “Go to WordPress Admin Area”link.

wordpress admin area

Step 2: Go To The “Categories” Page Within The “Posts” tab in the WordPress Admin Area


wordpress categories

Step 3: Add A New Category

Before WordPress will allow you to delete the “Uncategorized” category, you will need to create a new category for your posts.

add new category

  1. Fill out the necessary information for the category you are creating.

  2. Click “Add New Category.” to save the category you have created.


Step 4: Move Any Posts That You’ve Written To The New Category You Created

  1. Navigate to the “All Posts” page within the “Posts” tab.

all posts

2. Select “Quick Edit” written in blue underneath the title of your post.

wordpress quick edit

3. Change the category from “Uncategorized” to your newly created category.


blog posts

4. Click “Update” to save your progress.

5. Repeat this process to move the rest of your posts to your new category.

Step 5: Change The Default Post Category


  1. Navigate to the “Writing” section within the “Settings” tab.

writing settings

2. Change the “Default Post Category” to the name of the category that you have just created.


blog posts

3. Change the “Default Mail Category” to your new category.


wordpress settings


4. Click “Save Changes”, and you are almost finished.

Step 6: Delete The “Uncategorized” Category


  1. Navigate to the “Categories” page under the “Post” tab.

categories wordpress

2. Check the box next to the “Uncategorized” category to select the file.

3. Click the “Bulk Actions” dropdown menu.

bulk actions

4. Select the “Delete” option.


5. Click “Apply”. You have now successfully completed your task.


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