I never really used categories, so all of my posts had "Posted in Uncategorized". I thought that looked a bit tacky, so I wanted to change it to something else. On the Categories page, I saw the entry "Uncategorized" and noticed I could change the name. I changed it to "General Blogging" and so far it seemed to do what I wanted. I then noticed that the option to delete this category was available. I wanted to see if, by chance, deleting the only existing category might remove the "Posted in" line. Silly notion, I know, but I tried it anyway.
Well, it got rid of the category but it left all of the posts the way they were. I tried recreating the categories but nothing helped.
Now everything is all screwed up in the Category department and I don't know what to do. When I create a new post, it just automatically creates a category called "1" (the number one) and puts the post in that category. I just want all of the posts removed from any category and returned to an "Uncategorized" state. I read that there is no bulk way to do this, unfortunately, and that I would have to open each individual post to do this. That didn't even work. If I try to remove any categories, instead of posting as "Uncategorized", it makes that "1" category I mentioned.
I just want everything back to normal... uncategorized. What do I do?
The blog I need help with is vertigoelectric.wordpress.com.