What happens when I delete a category? We have created far too many categories, in a hierarchical list. I want to reduce it from 100 to 15 by deleting the sub-categories. Will the article then default back to the parent category? Or will it be completely detached from any category?


Lets make it simple.

Suppose I have a category named Blog and have sub-categories like Articles, news, magazines. My Tree will look like this:

  • Blog
    • Articles
    • News
    • magazines

Now, If I assign any entry to "News" category. Later if I decide to remove "News" category, My entry will still relate to it's parent category (In this case Blog)

Deleting category will delete the category from exp_categories and exp_category_field_data

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