Rename the Uncategorized Category in WordPress

By default, WordPress comes with a built-in category called Uncategorized. It works as the default fallback category. When you publish a post without selecting a category, WordPress automatically assigns that post to Uncategorized  category.

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I prefer to rename this category to something else, as the name Uncategorized sound unprofessional. To rename this category follow the steps given below.

  1. Login to your WordPress Dasboard.
  2. Navigate to Posts >> Categories.
  3. Move the mouse over Uncategorized.
  4. An edit link will appear. Click the edit link
  5. Change the name and slug.
  6. Hit the Update button
Rename the Uncategorized Category in WordPress

Rename the Uncategorized Category in WordPress

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