As WordPress users soon come to realise after setting up their website, a few defaults are loaded in. These defaults include a test “Hello World” post with a comment from Mr. WordPress, a “Sample Page’ with some text and instructions and the “Uncategorized” category, amongst the various default “Links” data and “Blogroll” category.
Having given this some thought, the “Uncategorized” category doesn’t really seem correct in that the term is a category in itself. It’s almost a full paradox to say that a post is “uncategorized”, meanwhile it is in fact in a category.
Upon removing the relationship entirely between the “Uncategorized” category and a specific post, the post worked as expected with no issues. By default, a post is assigned to the category set as the default category in the WordPress settings screens within the WordPress admin. Therefore, while it is possible to assign a new default category and delete the “Uncategorized” category, the question is more, why do posts in WordPress need to be assigned to a specific category? Can they not just float independently?
I’m sure there’s a reason behind this (if you know it or can offer some insight into possible reasons, please share)… just thought I’d pose the thought and see what you all think. 🙂