Default Category is a a helpful workflow tool:
Enforce editorial standards for posts
A quick reference for content editors that aren’t regular contributors
Each user can have their own set of default categories
Site-wide categories will be applied if a user has not specified their own default categories
Default Category is also multisite compatible as it has been designed for a multisite environment.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- WordPress already has a setting to do this
By default, WordPress only allows a global default category.
WordPress Default Categoryallows multiple categories to be selected based on user or site-wide settings.
- What if a user profile doesn’t specify any default categories?
Any new post from the user will inherit the categories selected in the
WordPress Default Categorysettings page.
- Does this plug-in work for custom post types?
It’s designed for the default post type. Maybe in the future.
Nice simple plugin, but comes with a huge flaw.
It sets default category even for new Pages, which can cause bad issues.
Normally you wouldn’t notice that, since Pages edit form doesn’t show ‘Categories’ edit box.
For example, if you have a member only area and you block posts in default category, your new added pages will be blocked too.
You can show ‘Categories’ box in Pages edit form with “Add Categories to Pages” plugin and see it yourself.
Plugin author: Make a select box in a plugin settings panel so user can choose which post types it will affect, or place a warning message to the plugin description please.
Contributors & Developers
“WordPress Default Category” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Added user-level category support
- Approved for listing on WordPress.org
- Initial working version