Request: easy category deletion

I need to delete a category. I figured I’d have to clean it out first, but thought I’d start by checking the category editing UI.

Much to my surprise and delight, there was a Delete button there & active. “Maybe it’ll ask me where to move everything to” I thought. “Worth a shot.”

Of course that didn’t work. I got an error saying my category was non-empty. :woman_shrugging:

I would have been quite pleased however to have either

  • Dialog
    This category is not empty. Choose the category to move its posts to
    ^ Dropdown

  • Confirm
    This sub-category is not empty. Its posts will be moved to [parent].


I like that idea!

This isn’t quite what you are asking for, but you can speed up the process of moving a category’s topics to a new category by bulk selecting the topics from the category’s topic list:

Click the “Select All” button that appears, then click the topic list’s admin wrench. Select the “Set Category” option from the bulk actions modal:

For sites on our hosting, if you have a huge number of topics that need to be moved from a category, get in touch with our support team. We can give you a hand moving the topics out of the category.