[resolved] Can I remove specific category posts from "timeline" but leave in category? (3 posts)

  1. wpmuidiot
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have off-topic posts to my blog (the category for them is "Personal") that distracts from the usefulness of the rest of my blog posts.

    I don't want to delete them altogether, but if I could keep the posts from that category from showing up in the normal post "timeline" (ie, when a reader sees as they're scrolling through the 1st page of posts or the "click here for earlier posts" etc, it would be much better.

    Is there a way to accomplish that?

    In other words, if someone clicks on the "Personal" Category in the sidebar they can read those posts, but they won't see them if they're just scrolling through the main blog posts.

    Any ideas on how to do this? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The example on excluding posts in The Loop article is one approach.

    A plugin called Simply Exclude also might be useful:

  3. wpmuidiot
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the ultra-quick helpful response, Michael... That Simply Exclude plugin did the trick; I found it a little bit confusing, but for anyone else trying to do something similar, I just did this:

    1) Created a new post category in WordPress
    2) Clicked "Exclude" to block articles in that category from being in the main page listings (but still available through search, archives, etc)
    3) Edited each post I wanted to remove by assigning it to the new post category

    Worked like a charm, thanks again.

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