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  • A recent upgrade of WordPress has stopped some code from working on my index.php template. The code is used to hide all category 56 posts from appearing in my template’s loop:

    global $query_string;

    However after a recent upgrade, it shows the posts from category 56. If I remove the $query_string from the query_post argument, it works, category 56 posts aren’t shown. So there’s some problem with what $query_string contains.

    If I echo out $query_string it returns ‘pagename=blog’.

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  • I found a way around this by adding

    $query_string = remove_query_arg('pagename');

    between the two lines above. But I think there’s definitely a bug here, the pagename and cat parameters aren’t working together as they used to.

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