How would I go about removing support for Wordpress 'Categories' for a custom post type? I've created a custom taxonomy for the post type, so there is no need for the standard categories.

Oddly, I thought this would be easy to find out how to do via Google but I can't find anything on it. Any help appreciated!

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    Can you share your code where register_post_type is being called?
    – hacksy
    Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 13:48

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In the array of arguments to register_post_type() there is a parameter "taxonomies". If category is not specified there, then it shouldn't appear with that post type.

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    But it does. (I added it however before, but I changed my mind and can't make it disappear) Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 2:27

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