How to Rename the Uncategorized Category in WordPress



If you have wanted to rename the uncategorized category in WordPress then luckily there are two easy ways to do so. There are two methods depending on how you are wanting to do it. In this video we will show you how to rename the uncategorized category in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by going under Posts, Categories and click edit under Uncategorized when you hover over it.

This will bring you to the edit page where you can change the name to your desired name as well as the slug for the category.

If you use this method, you will need to do a 301 redirect should you have posts active and viewable on your site.

The 301 redirect plugin shown in the video is:

301 Redirects

The second method would be to create your category that you would like to be the new default.

Once created, go to Settings, Writing and on that page you will be able to change the default post category to the one you want.

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