How to delete category in Wordpress.com completely?

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Offline helennguyen3687Topic starter

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Hello guys,
I have a satellites site on Wordpress.com(WP) with some categories. I did delete some of them, I also replaced the articles by new categories
and now Google(GG) send me messages about those not found category errors that I deleted.

The question is how to delete category in Wordpress.com completely? Please find attached for more details.
Could you please help me to troubleshoot that?
I just hope GG won't index those link anymore.
Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: 02-27-2017, 19:36:49 by helennguyen3687 »


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Re: How to delete category in Wordpress.com completely?
« Reply #1 on: 03-05-2017, 22:58:22 »
If you find a category isn’t working for you, but you wish to keep the posts within that content, you can delete the category.

To delete a category, go to Posts > Categories and select Delete – but stop. Maybe you should consider this step first. What happens when you delete a category in WordPress?

WordPress and WordPress.com will automatically move the posts in to the default category as set in the Settings > Writing panel.

If you do not with to have the posts moved into the default category, you have some options.

The Bulk Edit feature will not remove posts from categories, only add. WordPress and WordPress.com users can edit posts individually to add them to the category of their choice and remove them from category they will later delete.

Self-hosted WordPress users can use the Bulk Move WordPress Plugin.

Once the posts have been moved into the appropriate category, go to the Posts > Categories panel and find the category you wish to delete. Click Delete.

Remember this is final. You may add the category later, but it will feature the number -2 in the category name unless you modify the WordPress database. To change this, see the instructions on changing the category permalink with a number.

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Re: How to delete category in Wordpress.com completely?
« Reply #2 on: 03-13-2017, 02:07:01 »
Hello guys,
I have a satellites site on Wordpress.com(WP) with some categories. I did delete some of them, I also replaced the articles by new categories
and now Google(GG) send me messages about those not found category errors that I deleted.

The question is how to delete category in Wordpress.com completely? Please find attached for more details.
Could you please help me to troubleshoot that?
I just hope GG won't index those link anymore.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your support, friendhrm.
The trouble is Google is still crawling the categories which I deleted already. It notified those categories hasn't been found in Webmaster Tool.

 

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