How To Set Default Category For Your Posts In WordPress?
October 15th, 2014 | by Ravi Chahar |
You may have heard about selecting categories for your blog posts. But do you know that when you install WordPress at your Web Hosting then your post will remain uncategorized because WordPress has its default category.
If you want to change default category then here you are. In this post, I am going to tell you about setting your default category.
WordPress is an amazing platform to use and there are many things you can do with it. In the starting, if you don’t change default category for your posts then every post you will publish get included into the uncategorized list. You can also change the category slug in WordPress.
How to change default category?
By following some steps you can set default category. You may have gone through writing section of WordPress and if you haven’t noticed then you will find an option to set “default post category”.
Which is the main thing you need to know about? You should how to reach there.
1). Firstly you need to log in to your admin area of WordPress.
2). You will see many options on the left side of your WordPress dashboard. Here you will see an option of “settings” at which you should click.
3). A new screen will open in front of you from which you should select “writing” settings which is at second place in the list. There are many other options but to set default category you need to click on “writing” settings.
4). Again with the opening of new screen, you will see many options to select from which you need to have a glance at “Default Post Category”. If you have already created your categories then the list will be there to set your default category for your blog post which will get published without selecting any category.
5). You can select any of the categories in which you want to drop your uncategorized blog posts. You can see in the screenshot that I have adjusted “blogging” as my default category. Whenever I forget to add any category for my blog post then it automatically goes to “blogging” category.
6). After selecting your default category you have to save settings by going downward.
Have you set default category for your blog posts?
In the starting of your blogging career, you may get confused about categories and many other things related to WordPress. But you should change your default category from uncategorized to any other.
Have you set it for your blog posts? If you haven’t then you should do it now otherwise, all of your blog posts will remain uncategorized. I hope no one is going to face any problem related to it.