How to Change Your Default WordPress Post Category

By default, WordPress comes bundled with a category called Uncategorized. It acts as a fallback category. WordPress assigns this category to a post at the time it is published, if no other category is selected. In other words, it is the default category for WordPress.

If you want to change default category from Uncategorized, to something else, you can do that using Default Post Category option from Dashboard.

To Change the Default Category follow the steps given below,

1. Login to your Dashboard.

2. Navigate to Settings >> Writing

3. Look for Default Post Category option.

4. From the dropdown menu, select a new category and hit the Save Changes button.

How to Change Your Default WordPress Post Category

How to Change Your Default WordPress Post Category

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2 Comments

  1. Nice tip! I always forget about that little feature. You can also change the name of “Uncategorized” to something more fitting like “Misc.” or whatever the user wants in Posts > Categories > and then edit the Name/Slug of Uncategorized.

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