How to remove Uncategorized from WordPress categories

Have you been annoyed by this small thing with a default “uncategorized” category in WordPress categories.
You start to write blogs and created a few categories, but you found that you want to delete away the “uncategorized” category, yet there is no delete option for you.
annoying isn’t it??

First you need to change the default category to other category you just created.
navigate to your wordpress dashboard –> settings –> Writing


Change the Default Post Category Option from “Uncategorized” to something else and click Save.

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Navigate to your categories again : Dashboard –> Post –> Categories
now you can see the delete button, click on delete and you are happy now 🙂

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