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  • I noticed that all pages created would be under default category. Does anybody know how to change the categories of pages? Thanks.

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  • Pages practically do NOT have categories. Being assigned to the default category is just an “internal technical” thing for WP. Try to forget about it 🙂

    Then how to delete the display of the default category that pages blogged in?

    Delete the_category tag from your Page template (page.php)

    Still nothing happened…

    There is no page.php in my theme template. And to delete this file under the default theme of WP results in nothing. Then I saved index.php of my theme as page.php, delete “<?php _e(“Bloged in”); ?> <?php the_category(‘,’) ?>”. In that case, page won’t display category anymore.

    Moshu, thanks. I didn’t catch you until yesterday.

    This has been bugging me for a while so I sat down and after about an hour of looking around I found where it’s being called from. My solution assumes a bit of knowledge up front as it involves editing the database, either by hand or through phpmyadmin.

    There is a table in the wordpress database that marries the post_id with the category_id, called wp_post2cat. This is where the change needs to be made.

    First step is to generate a list of your categories and then match it against your page_id. Replace specific post information from my example with your own.

    mysql> select * from wp_categories; (will generate the list)

    mysql> select * from wp_post2cat where post_id = “1104”;
    +——–+———+————-+
    | rel_id | post_id | category_id |
    +——–+———+————-+
    | 147 | 1104 | 1 |
    +——–+———+————-+
    1 row in set (0.01 sec)

    Now that you’ve made sure it’s there and what the id is:

    mysql> UPDATE wp_post2cat
    -> SET category_id = ‘5’
    -> WHERE post_id = ‘1104’;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
    Rows matched: 1 Changed: 1 Warnings: 0

    And that’s it. You’ve just changed the category.

    Well this is neat, so pages do have categories.

    It would be best if the wp team added a selection option inside the main admin menu to allow changing of page categories.

    I don’t think categories for pages are bad, I just wish I could change them w/o having to do what htheriault described…

    It wouldn’t make any difference. You can change whatever in the database but all the Pages you are going to write after – still would be in the default category. If you change your default category: from that moment on all the new Pages will belong to that new default.

    I’ve just cooked it up in several minutes after reading this discussion, available in:
    http://me.abelcheung.org/devel/wordpress-page-categories-assignation/

    However, it doesn’t mean there is any visible change. Just keep blogger categorize their pages more easily, nothing more. To present pages in a categorized way needs more coding. I believe some plugin has already done that.

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