Front Page Category

Description

Front Page Category is a plugin that let you select the categories that appear on the front page of your website. If there are categories that you don’t want to appear on front page, for example the ‘uncategorized’ one, just go to the Customizer → Front Page Categories menu, and then untick the categories you want to hide.

This could be useful if you use an automated posting system, or use email to post. In these cases you can assign these posts to a category of your choice and uncheck it at Front Page Category settings. They will then be hidden from the homepage – but will still appear on their category page.

Installation

  1. Download the zip and unzip the ‘front-page-category.zip’ file into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Open the customizer and go to your websites front page (the settings will only display if the front page is the current page).
  4. Visit Front Page Category in the Customizer, and uncheck categories that you don’t want to show up on the front page.
  5. View your front page and confirm that your excluded categories are not showing.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the zip and unzip the ‘front-page-category.zip’ file into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Open the customizer and go to your websites front page (the settings will only display if the front page is the current page).
  4. Visit Front Page Category in the Customizer, and uncheck categories that you don’t want to show up on the front page.
  5. View your front page and confirm that your excluded categories are not showing.

Reviews

It works, but…

The plugin works fine, however, don’t use it when you use the WordPress app on your phone; it will prevent you from editing posts in other categories. Also messes with Jetpack results on your phone.

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Contributors & Developers

“Front Page Category” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.1 – 8th January 2018

  • Fix customizer styles

2.0 – Rewritten. All settings are now in the Customizer

  • Improve code standards
  • Move controls to the customizer
  • Improve data sanitization (security)
  • Allow plugin to be translated

1.0 – Initial Release