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A site I'm working on had one big category called News. I wanted to be a little more specific and create Industry News and Company News. Not a big deal at all, but when I go to delete News, I saw that delete options are missing! Both the checkbox...

in the markup, there is a non-breaking space entity instead of a checkbox!

...and the link that appears when you hover are just not there.

where is that link?!

I know I can delete this category directly from the database, so this is more for curiosity than anything...but what could make these options disappear for just one category?

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  • any reason for the down vote...?
    – adam rowe
    Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 18:27

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You're unable to delete just one category because it's your default category. You may change the default category via via wp-admin > Settings > Writing > "Default Post Category" .

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  • Wow that was simple. Thanks for the answer, though, because searching for the question didn't really get me anywhere. In other words, it's not really 'missing.'
    – adam rowe
    Commented Dec 15, 2017 at 17:34

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