CATEGORIZING ALREADY WRITTEN POSTS

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  • #1081649

    killyblogs
    Member

    Greetings – I’ve searched and searched and there is lots of advice on how to set up categories first and post later. I need to know how to categorize a post I wrote before I created the categories – can anybody tell me how to do that? thanks!

    The blog I need help with is killyblogs.wordpress.com.

    #1081774

    go to Posts, select the one you want > Edit and choose the category you want it to be and Save it. should work.
    sometimes you can select the category without going to Edit, in the list where all the posts are, you have a column and u can click the cetegory you need.

    #1081873

    killyblogs
    Member

    Thanks Lucas! Now that you’ve help me overcome that challenge, I notice that one of the categories listed for this post is “Uncategorized” even though I did not check “Uncategorized” as one of the choices. Is that normal? Does every post show “Uncategorized” even when there are other categories listed?

    #1081874

    timethief
    Member

    Uncategorized is the default category and the answer to your question is yes. You will find out how to change it in the support documentation for Categories > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#setting-the-default-category

    #1081875

    killyblogs
    Member

    Thanks Timethief – that sort-of worked – I changed the default category, which now shows as “Yucatan Yankee,” and that category does appear on the post, but the “Uncategorized” category also remains. Why would one of the categories of a multi-categorized post be “Uncategorized” ? I’m categorically confused! Bottom line: I want my uncategorized posts to show “Yucatan Yankee,” not “Uncategorized” – I’m following the instructions and it ain’t happening – any ideas? I appreciate your input!

    #1081876

    timethief
    Member

    You need to edit and designate Yucatan Yankee as the default category do your can remove that designation form Uncategorized.

    #1081885

    killyblogs
    Member

    Okay, I have designated Yucatan Yankee as the default category, and it does appear on the post. But so does “Uncategorized.” I don’t want any of my posts categorized as “Uncategorized” but I guess I’m just going to have to live with it! Thanks anyway!

    #1081886

    killyblogs
    Member

    Hi – A careful re-reading of your responses and a careful re-working of your suggestions got me what I wanted. THANK YOU BOTH! (I’m a newbie and I’m not good at reading/following directions – bad combination!) …

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