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Can i delete categories of my website

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  1. kuldeepsingh689

    kuldeepsingh689 Junior Member

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    Can you please help me and reply back with your suggestions. 1. Can i post my article into different category? 2. I made different categories And when i write post it falls into different category. So if i can not add articles into different category Can i delete all category and make new. will it effect my website ranking or SEO. please suggest me something i want to change my few categories and add previous articles into new category. Thanks
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Is this a Wordpress site?
    How old is the site?

    The answer is yes, you can delete categories and post new articles in new categories, but you need to be careful if it changes the URL, etc.
    If the site is new then I wouldn't worry too much, but if you are already ranking for any terms then use caution.
     
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    Go to the post edit page. Under the text editor, you'll find the category tab. Check the box preceding the category you want the post to fall in and click update. Do the same for the rest of the posts.
     
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    I am not sure with other sites but if it is a wordpress site you can easily edit articles and delete categories. Is it a new site?
     
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    After you've edited the category, edit your .htaccess file to redirect that page URL to the new URL.
     
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    Yes you need to edit and then you can edit
     
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    Yes you can but you should think twice if the category is ranked on google.
     
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    yes it a new site and just 15 day old
     
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    yes its

    and its just 15 day old
     
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    Open your header.php file in themes folder.

    You will find wp_list_categories or something like this. Remove that function and save the file.
     
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    Delete them and plan all your categories well first before making them live.
     
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    You haven't mention, is it a wordpress site?
     
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    Basically u didn't say anything about your website. Did u used script to create it ? Which script ? or its custom cms ?
     
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    sometimes, it's necessary to change category names or add new categories and it's not a problem but when you do make changes then make sure you use 301-redirects in place (as you don't really want your users getting 404-error messages).