I have installed wordpress Muilit Site (NETWORK)

I need to Remove / Rename Uncategorized Category In Wordpress.

How is this possible?

  • What did you try? Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 5:57

3 Answers 3


To change the default "Uncategorized" using code you can do the following:

// Uncategorized ID is always 1
wp_update_term(1, 'category', array(
  'name' => 'hello',
  'slug' => 'hello', 
  'description' => 'hi'

Read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_update_term


In wp-admin, you can rename the Uncategorized category any time. Just go to Posts > Categories and do it. :)

In case you forgot to assign a post to any category WordPress will add that post to Uncategorized by default. That's why a default category is must.

To change a default category go to Settings > Writing.

Then choose the Default category whatever you want; but you have to add a new category from the Categories page first. Enjoy WordPress.

  • 1
    i need to do it via php code because user will create the site when they need so i need to do it vai php code Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 6:10

You can easily rename uncategorize category in WordPress. Just go to Posts the select Categories. Then click on Edit just below Uncategorized. Then enter your meaningful category. Finally, click on Update. That's all.


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