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WordPress Default Category

Description

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

Multisite

Default Category is also multisite compatible as it has been designed for a multisite environment.

Screenshots

  • Animated demo of functionality.

  • User profile settings.

FAQ

WordPress already has a setting to do this

By default, WordPress only allows a global default category. WordPress Default Category allows 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 Category settings page.

Does this plug-in work for custom post types?

It’s designed for the default post type. Maybe in the future.

Reviews

Warning: affects pages too!

babca

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.

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Changelog

2.0

  • Added user-level category support

1.0

  • Approved for listing on WordPress.org

0.9

  • Initial working version

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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