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How to remove product category “uncategorized” in WooCommerce

By default, WooCommerce has a product-category named “Uncategorized” which can’t be deleted! When you add a new product, the default category is chosen as Uncategorized. When viewed those products on the frontend, it doesn’t look good to have a product category such as this. The more frustrating was that I couldn’t delete this category from the backend. I searched in WooCommerce to find a way to hide/remove the Uncategorized product category, but in vain! And also, I couldn’t find a place where we set another category as the default category rather than Uncategorized.

Here I’ll show you how to remove the Uncategorized product category in WooCommerce and make another category as the default category.

Step 1: Login to the wp-admin panel

Step 2: Navigate to Products -> Categories

Step 3: As the uncategorized category is the default category, the system will not allow to remove it. First, we shall make another category as the default. Click on Make default as shown in the below picture.

WooCommerce make default product category

Step 4: Now a delete button would be enabled for Uncategorized. Click on delete button of Uncategorized to delete it as shown in the below image.

WooCommerce remove uncategorized product category

That’s it. A very simple way to remove the Uncategorized product category in WooCommerce.

Updated on December 28, 2018

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