Uncategorized - Delete or Edit Options

Last Update: September 21, 2019

Hey all,

This is a quick one, as I was helping someone in Chat today who was questioning how to get rid of the Category "Uncategorized."

I have done this in the past, so I thought I would just quick verify if it can still be done. It can.

You CAN change the Uncategorized Category if you don't want it.

You do NOT need tech support for this.

Here's a visual (sorry it's a bit blurry):


Some people have the 'delete' button and some do not. I don't know why, but it doesn't matter.

All you need to do is click on 'Quick Edit' and change the Category name to whatever Category you want it to be!

So, either way, you can get rid of the "Uncategorized."

Change away!


Cris

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mmussehl Premium
Great easy tip Cris!
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cris1018 Premium
Super easy fix. Thanks, Michelle :-)
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Babou3 Premium
Thanks for this helpful information!

Ingrid
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cris1018 Premium
You're welcome! Appreciate you always stopping by, Ingrid :-)
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you for this information Cris, I will do this on my sites.
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cris1018 Premium
You're welcome, Linda. It's not necessary by any means, but an easy change to make if you prefer it :-)
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Linda103 Premium
I have done it, thank you.
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cris1018 Premium
Awesome :-) You're welcome!
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Dave07 Premium
Thanks Cris - I must do this later today 👍
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cris1018 Premium
No problem! I had seen it come up a few times this past week. I think because some people don't have an actual 'delete' button. But it's still a super easy fix to get rid of it, if you prefer.

I always change mine. I think 'uncategorized' sounds 'unimportant.' Everything should have a real Category. Just my opinion, and some people prefer to leave it and use it. That's fine, too :-)
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jessory Premium
I usually delete Uncategorized and then create a new category.
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cris1018 Premium
I did, too, but I noticed on my newest site that there is no delete, so I get why the person in Chat was confused when I said just delete it. It seems that delete may no longer be an option(?) There is still an edit option though.
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jessory Premium
I haven't noticed this problem. last month I build the new site and I also changed the Uncategorized directly to a new category name.
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cris1018 Premium
Yes, the edit feature is still there, but the actual 'delete' button (in the picture above) is no longer there, causing some confusion for people trying to get rid of it. They just need to use 'edit' instead and change :-)
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jessory Premium
Well, that only next time when I build a new website then I'll notice it.
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