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deleting categories

  1. How do I delete unwanted categories from my list? I have some that are misspelled, and I never use them, but I can't figure out how to remove them.

  2. In your dashboard go to Manage -> Categories. You can delete them selectively from that screen.

  3. @hopeispower
    Just a note: The sidebar is cached and it may take a little bit before the deleted categories disappear from there.

  4. Thanks guys. I didn't even think of going to "manage."

  5. There is a category consisting of 6 or 7 numbers that keeps appearing in my catergories list everyday. I did not add it, but I delete it everyday and it will reappear the next day. What is that all about?

  6. transrealfiction
    Member

    I get this too; the numbers I get are 264056
    Everytime I delete it, it re-appears within a day or two... and I just discovered that it had also set itself as the default tag for any entries.

  7. @jayfan and transrealfiction
    If you have wordpress.com free hosted blogs then please read on. Volunteers answering forum questions do not have backend access to blogs and cannot apply technical fixes of any kind. Please use the "support" button located on the top right hand corner of any admin side blog page to report this to staff. Support is open Monday to Friday 8 AM - 4 PM, Pacific time. Please do not post personal information to the forum but do note that staff require the following information when you send in your support ticket:
    - your browser
    - your browser version
    - your FULL blog address (not the name, the real address that begins http:// )
    - your FULL username
    - your REAL email address that is registered here
    - and a very good description of the exact problem.

  8. transrealfiction
    Member

    Thanks for that, timethief; I had hoped it was a known glitch with a simple solution!

  9. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. Best wishes for a happy outcome. :)

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