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How Do I Change the Default Category in WooCommerce?

Last updated on January 21, 2023 @ 12:21 pm

If you’re using WooCommerce to sell products on your WordPress site, you may want to change the default category that products are added to. By default, all products are added to the “Uncategorized” category.

This can be changed in the WooCommerce settings. Here’s how:

1. Log in to your WordPress site and go to your WooCommerce settings. You can get there by going to WooCommerce > Settings in the left-hand sidebar of your WordPress dashboard.

2. On the main WooCommerce settings page, go to the “Catalog” tab and look for the “Default product category” setting.

3. Select the category you want products to be added to by default from the dropdown menu.

4. Save your changes.

That’s all there is to it! Now when you add new products in WooCommerce, they’ll be automatically added to the category you selected.

PRO TIP: If you are thinking about changing the default category in WooCommerce, be aware that this could potentially cause problems with your existing products and categories. It is always best to consult with a WooCommerce expert before making any changes to your default settings.
Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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