Below are very simple and easy steps to follow to set your default category from “Uncategorized” to “New Category” using the drop down menu:
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
Step 2: Select “Posts” >”Categories” from your left side bar menu.
Step 3: Add a new category that you would like to make your default category moving forward.
Step 4: Select “Writing” > “Settings” from the left hand side bar menu.
Step 5: Change the Default Post Category from “Uncategorized” to “New Category” using the drop down menu.
Step 6: Click “Save Changes” and that’s it! Your new posts will automatically be set to publish under your new category.