By default when you create a new blog post in WordPress it assigns it to the UNCATEGORIZED category.

In most cases, this isn’t the category you want it in.

It also looks a bit sloppy.

Here’s how to change the default category to a category of your choosing.

  • Login to WordPress as an Administrator
  • From the WordPress Dashboard select Settings
  • Select Writing
  • Select Default Post Category
  • Save your changes using the SAVE CHANGES button at the bottom of the page.
  • Done

Now, going forward, all your new blog posts will be by default set to the category you selected.

Here’s what it looks like.

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