Question About Tags and Categories

WordPress noob here. I added a lot of useless tags and categories to my site and now I want to clean things up.

1. Does deleting a tag or category also remove the posts that are in those tags/categories? I’m scared of deleting the posts along with the tags.
2. Can I change the name of a category or tag without affecting which posts are under which that category/tag?

Thanks for reading!

1 Comment
  1. 1. Deleting a tag or category doesn’t delete the post. (you could have just created a test post to test that theory)
    2. You can change the name/slug of a cat/tag and the post won’t be affected. However the /category/blah URL of the original will now return a 404, so it’s a good idea to setup a redirect for that.


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