Find out how to exclude posts from a particular category on any WordPress theme blog page using code.
By default, the blog page displays all posts, regardless of which category they belong to.
Interested in having a particular category removed from the main view? No problem.
You can do this easily using WordPress conditional tags.
Snippet to exclude a category from the blog
Add the following snippet to the end of the functions.php file:
Thanks to this snippet, entries from the category with ID 10 will not be displayed on the blog page.
To find out the ID, go to:
Posts > Categories > Choose the one you want and click on edit.
If you take a look at the url, you will see something like this:
Indeed, in this case the category is ID 10.
If you want to hide more than one category you just have to add them to the top code separated by commas, modifying this line like this (for example):
$query->set( 'cat', '-10, -13, -55' );
Note that if you use a child theme that applies the front-page.php template on the home page, even if you add this change on the blog the home page posts section will still show all the categories.
If you want to exclude a category from the home page (front-page), take a look at this tutorial.
Now, thanks to WordPress conditional tags, you know how to hide a blog page category (or categories) in any theme.
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