Category Tag Tidy


Allows quick and simple deletion of all unused categories and tags.
In order to maintain your categories structure – unused parent categories will not be deleted if they have a child category still in use.
For multisite installations unused tags and categories on all sites can be quickly processed at the same time.


  • Easily tidy up tags and categories on your site
  • Maintains your existing category structure
  • Easy for network admins to manage tags and categories across a wordpress multisite installation.
  • Translation Ready


  • Select taxonomies to tidy – categories, tags or both

  • Confirm on next screen

  • For Multisite manage sites individually from each site’s admin or manage all sites together when in NetworkAdmin

  • Users who have permission to ‘manage_categories’ can access this tool ie: Editors and higher

  • Note – Unused Parent Categories will not be deleted if they have a child category still in use.

    • Categories or Tags still linked with content in the trash will not be deleted.



  • Main Form
  • Confirmation Page
  • Results Page
  • Network Admin Screen (multisite only)


  1. Unzip the downloaded package
  2. Upload category-tag-tidy to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Access Category Tag Tidy under the Tools menu (or main menu if multisite)


3 Gennaio 2020
I recently moved my sites from Multisite to single sites, and some cleanup was required. This plugin easily cleaned the unused category/tags. Works pretty good, thanks.
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