deUncategorize

Prevent Posts from Accidentally Appearing in the »Uncategorized« Category

deUncategorize is bloody brilliant [...] Genius! Jo Salmon

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve posted something on your WordPress blog in the appropriate categories just to notice several days later you forgot to assign a category which resulted in an Uncategorized post? Then this straight forward plugin is for you (and your WordPress installation)!

The whole purpose of this plugin is to deselect the default category set under Options → Writing (Uncategorized per default) if any other category is selected while writing or editing a post. JavaScript needs to be enabled and I’ve tested this using Safari, Firefox, Opera and IE 6 and 7 while using WordPress 2.0.4+, 2.1+, 2.2+ and 2.3+.

WordPress 2.1.x:
There’s only one version for WordPress 2.0.x and 2.1 and later. The only difference since WordPress 2.1 is the lack of a checked default category for new posts. Forgetting to set a category will result in an Uncategorized post after all. So deUncategorize still comes in handy to automatically deselect the default category when editing a post after submitting it and assigning the first custom category.

Adding deUncategorize to Your Blog

Indispensabile plugin per wordpress Maestro Alberto

Download the plugin and upload it to your blog’s /wp-content/plugins/ folder. Then activate it from your admin panel. No more uncategorized blogging… Simple as that!

Support/Feedback

Please provide feedback via the contact page if you experience any problems using this plugin on your WordPress installation. It should work with localized versions. Please also leave a comment if you find deUncategorize useful.

Disclaimer

This plugin is provided as is. Though I did my best to produce a plugin of good quality I can’t guarantee that this plugin is safe, secure or error free. Use it at your own risk and always make a backup copy of your blog before trying new plugins or themes!

Download

Download deUncategorize 1.4

Release Notes

deUncategorize 1.4 (January 23rd, 2007): changes since version 1.3

  • WordPress 2.1(.x) compatible.

deUncategorize 1.3 (January 16th, 2007): changes since version 1.2

  • Fixed a bug which prevented the deselecting of a default category that wasn’t the last category listed.

Read older release notes on the next page…

[Next page]

45 Responses to “deUncategorize”

  1. Trackback from Deselezionare in modo permanente la categoria predefinita « Mondo Wordpress

    [...] Questa volta ci viene in aiuto il plugin deUncategorize, che una volta scaricato ed installato deselezionerà in modo automatico la categoria predefinita se anche solo una delle altre categorie è stata selezionata. [...]

  2. Kenneth says:

    I was using your plugin, but I noticed it added a couple of pipes | | before the content on both site and wordpress admin pages. It’s currently disabled, but that’s definitely something you should look into.

  3. (post author) Daniel says:

    Kenneth, that’s really strange because there is not a single pipe used in the plugin’s source and it definitely only modifies the admin pages for posting.
    I’ve noticed on your site that there is a trailing pipe after your category list below your posts even though you said the plugin is deactivated now. I think the problem is another plugin. You may send me a more detailed problem report via my Contact page.

  4. (post author) Daniel says:

    Thanks for your e-mail Kenneth! The download link now points to a zip file and the problem should be gone.

  5. Trackback from deUncategorize · WordPress插件中文站

    [...] 插件页面:点击进入 [...]

  6. Trackback from Weblog Tools Collection » WP Plugin: deUncategorize

    [...] WP Plugin: deUncategorize Remove the “uncategorized” category automatically when you select a different category for a new post on your WordPress blog. Bookmark:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  7. Lloyd D Budd says:

    You will be happy to know that this effect (done much more simply) will be included in WordPress 2.0.5 . Ticket 2938 Don’t have a category selected by default.

  8. (post author) Daniel says:

    Lloyd, that’s great to hear. I’ve searched a while but didn’t find this ticket. And now there’s already another plugin… Seems like I should’ve looked a bit longer :-)

  9. Trackback from Easy Wordpress » Plugin: Uncheck Uncategorized Automatically

    [...] deUncategorize will automatically uncheck the uncategorised box when any other category is selected on your list while making a blog. Perfect if you’re constantly writing blogs and forgetting to take them out of the uncategorised section afterwards. [...]

  10. Trackback from Akkam’s Razor

    [...] A Plugin for WordPress that de-selects ‘Uncategorized’ The whole purpose of this plugin is to deselect the Uncategorized category if any other category is selected. JavaScript needs to be enabled and I’ve tested this using Safari and Firefox using WordPress 2.0.4 (tags: Plugin WordPress javascript) Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  11. Trackback from Heraclitean Fire » Links

    [...] deUncategorize A bit special-interest; but if you’re a WordPress user who likes to use the category feature a lot, it’s completely brilliant. (tags: WordPress plugins) [...]

  12. tricky says:

    Hi,

    I wonder if you can add an extra functionality to this plugin…

    If a child category is chosen, to aumaticaly select its parent.

    Great plugin, small yet VERY useful

  13. (post author) Daniel says:

    Good idea, tricky. I’ll take a look at it when I’ve got some time on my hands.

  14. Trackback from [i:rrhoblog] » links for 2006-10-12

    [...] deUncategorize WordPress plugin The whole purpose of this plugin is to deselect the Uncategorized category if any other category is selected. (tags: wordpress plugin javascript) [...]

  15. Trackback from HackTalk.org » WP Plugin: deUncategorize

    [...] WP Plugin: deUncategorize Remove the “uncategorized” category automatically when you select a different category for a new post on your WordPress blog. [...]

  16. Trackback from maestroalberto » links for 2006-10-14

    [...] deUncategorize Indispensabile plugin per wordpress (tags: plugin wordpress blogging) [...]

  17. elran says:

    hey,

    great plugin!

    that sucks about wp 2.0.5 –
    until about 10 seconds ago i thought this was the best plugin i’d found in months.

    i’m still going to install it, at least until the new version of wp comes out.
    i’ve needed this exact feature for some time now and i’m just tired of waiting.

    if you could get this plugin to selects it’s parent categories (as suggested by tricky), i would definitely keep it installed even after upgrading to 2.0.5 (assuming it didn’t conflict in some way)

    also, i was wondering if it can “deUncategorize” past posts that have already been published. if not, there’s another feature you might consider adding to make this plugin even more powerful.

    nice job!

  18. (post author) Daniel says:

    Automatically selecting the parent category is not easily done (without modifying WP core files). I want this plugin to be ready after uploading and activating so manual changing of core files is out of question. Let’s wait and see which features WP 2.0.5 has.

    As for automatically removing published posts from Uncategorized — it’s a bit dangerous (and would be a completely different plugin). It’s better to browse your Uncategorized archives and change it manually.

  19. Trackback from links for 2006-10-12 en newdisco

    [...] deUncategorize Plugin de WordPress que automaticamente desmarca la categoria por defecto (a menudo “Uncategorized”), al seleccionar cualquier otra. (tags: javascript plugins WordPress Plugin) [...]

  20. Trackback from   WordPress Plugin: deUncategorize by Blogging Pro

    [...] Check it out at cinnamon thoughts. Tags: wordpress, plugin, deuncategorize  [...]

  21. Trackback from The WordPress Podcast · Episode 8: Dealing with splogs, posting by e-mail and more

    [...] deUncategorize [...]

  22. Trackback from reddirtroad - deUncategorize…

    [...] Every time I post a new post or edit one of my old posts, I choose the appropriate category and have to uncheck Uncategorized. This is a pain in the butt and a major design flaw of WordPress, imo. Thankfully the next version will be taking care of this issue. Until then, there’s deUncategorize! [...]

  23. Trackback from WordPress et fier de l’être! - »

    [...] deUncategorize Désélectionne automatiquement la catégorie “non-classé” lorsque vous assignez une nouvelle catégorie à un article. Assez intéressant à mon goût! [...]

  24. (post author) Daniel says:

    The fix Lloyd mentioned (not having a category selected by default) will be included in WordPress 2.1. (The fix was postponed from its original target version 2.0.5.)
    Until then deUncategorize is still very useful!

  25. Trackback from ^^DVDA~~bLoG » Blog Archive » Links

    [...] deUncategorize [...]

  26. trigger says:

    This is great….thank you. major pain solved

  27. Trackback from web-design-book.com » Blog Archive » My Favourite Wordpress Plugins

    [...] deUncategorize [...]

  28. Trackback from frag-den-nerd.de » Blog Archive » Categories verwalten in Wordpress :: wordpress

    [...] damit nicht versehentlich die “uncategorized”-Kategorie aktiviert bleibt, wenn man eigene Kategorien wählt, gibt es das Plugin deUncategorize [...]

  29. Trackback from 插件 » Blog Archive » deUncategorize

    [...] 插件页面:点击进入 [...]

  30. Trackback from irreal’blog » Blog Archive » Customisation (et un module pour Wordpress) !

    [...] deUncategorize qui décoche la catégorie par défaut lors de la création d’un post, bien pratique; [...]

  31. jumpa says:

    There’s an error in the code which causes the deselect of the default category not to work if this is not the last checkbox.

  32. (post author) Daniel says:

    It’s fixed. Thanks jumpa!

  33. Trackback from Ireland On The Net » deUncategorize

    [...] How many times have you written a post – set the post category, published it and then found you’d forgotten to deselect the “Uncategorized” category. Well, with the deUncategorize WP plugin you no longer have to remember to do this. As soon as you set a posts category the “Uncategorized” category is set off. [...]

  34. Trackback from MagicWordpress - Total Wordpress Connection - Home

    [...] deUncategorize will automatically uncheck the uncategorised box when any other category is selected on your list while making a blog. Perfect if you’re constantly writing blogs and forgetting to take them out of the uncategorised section afterwards. [...]

  35. Trackback from Akkam’s Razor

    [...] deUncategorize: One of the shortcomings of the default WordPress install is that the default category "Uncategorized" remains checked even if you select other categories.  This plugin fixes that. [...]

  36. Trackback from /home/zero » My favorite Wordpress-Plugins

    [...] deUncategorize: [...]

  37. Trackback from List of the Most Useful Wordpress Plugins For Your Wordpress blog ! |

    [...] .10 deUncategorize [...]

  38. Trackback from WP Plugins DB » Plugin Details » deUncategorize

    [...] Visit [...]

  39. Trackback from Evolution » WordPress Plugins and Widgets that Seem to Work in Wordpress 2.2

    [...] This is brilliant. You have a default category (like, maybe, “uncategorized”) that any post you write gets put into. But if you check another category, that default stays checked. Thus, you can get posts that are categorized as “Summer Vacation” and “Uncategorized” which in turn makes you look like a moron or something. Install this plugin, and the default (i.e., “Uncategorized”) category will uncheck itself as if by magic. [...]

  40. Trackback from Category Management Plugins : WordPress Business

    [...] deUncategorize – Prevent the recent posts from falling into the uncategorized category. uncategorized, top right corner. [...]

  41. Trackback from amaZone de jeux » Blog Archive » Plugins utilisés ou testés sur ce blog

    [...] deUncategorize : voici un plugin que je teste et qui décoche automatiquement la catégorie par défaut “Non classé”, comme ça ça vous évite d’oublier de la décocher dans la précipitation et d’avoir plein de trucs dans “non classé” en plus des autres catégories. Un peu gadget mais sympa. [...]

  42. Eule says:

    Juhuuu another great plugin that makes my life easier (I’m searching the web for cool plugins for two hours now and this is the fifth plugin that’s useful for my blog ;-)
    Nearly 50% of my posts are uncategorized btw ;-)

  43. SEO Zombie says:

    Nice. I actually do this a surprising number of times. That or I assign the wrong category. I try to not use the uncategorized category that often.

  44. North Wales Website Design says:

    Works a charm! Thanks!

  45. Top WP Plugins says:

    Nice info, its very useful on my blog I was try to install those plugins and running well, thanks

Leave a Comment!

Comments are moderated. SPAM won't be approved.

By submitting a comment you agree that your comment may appear on this site and that your e-mail address and IP address will be saved on the server (but are not publicly viewable).


313 posts. 18 pages. 423 comments. 53 categories. 42 queries. 0.500 seconds.
Blog © 2005-2014 Daniel M. Gattermann. Logos, trademarks, etc. © by their respective owners.