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  • I had a category with a couple of posts and after installing a new theme I uploaded an xml sample file to populate the theme.

    However I am finding that my old posts and categories remained and I am unable to delete the category. There is not checkbox and mousing over it does not bring up the ‘delete’ button. Only ‘edit’ and ‘quick edit’


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  • Naoko Takano


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    That category is set as default – you will need to change that first if you want to delete it. You can change the default category under Settings > Writing (“Default Post Category”).

    thanks for the reply, it’s my own fault for not spending more time with the codex. I incorrectly assumed it had something to do with a confusion between the imported data and the old data.

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