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how do I change/get rid of "categories"?

  1. gramsbuttonbox
    Member

    I have tried to "Add" a category, but nothing happens - EVERY post of mine has the same two categories - "uncategorized" and "quilting" - since I cannot change or add anything new, I want to get RID OF THEM! how do I do it? (I wrote this message a week ago, asking this same question, but never got a response!) I chose "Private" before, so maybe someone out there can help me if I post this as "Public" this time!

    Mary
    Blog url: http://gramsbuttonbox.wordpress.com

  2. You can manage the categories on your blog in the Dashboard at Posts > Categories. We also have more details about how to remove or add them to specific posts in our support docs.

  3. gramsbuttonbox
    Member

    I've TRIED that - but all three of my posts STILL say that they are "uncategorized" - I've tried to "Edit" that category, then SAVE it, but it just returns to the same page, and there is NO "new" name added, and it still says "Uncatorized"!!! I am about ready to just ditch this site - nothing I can do, changes ANYTHING!!!!!

    I've rebooted, cleaned out my cache, but NOTHING changes!!!

    Mary

  4. gramsbuttonbox
    Member

    after "saving" the change, (that I tried to make), I get this message at the bottom :

    Deleting a category does not delete the posts in that category. Instead, posts that were only assigned to the deleted category are set to the category Uncategorized.

    I cannot "delete" that category, I can only "edit" it - supposedly change the name, and then "update" it - but NOTHING happens - and all three of my posts are STILL listed as "uncategorized" - - I want to get rid of it completely - otherwise, at least find SOME WAY to change it to a different category!

    PLEASE - - what can I do???

    Mary

  5. The default category is "Uncategorized", and can't be deleted.

    If you'd like to change which category is added to your posts by default, you can do so at Settings -> Writing in your dashboard.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/writing-settings/

    Feel free to drop us a line if we can be of any further assistance.

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