Does anybody know how I go about excluding specific categories from the widget drop-down menu that I put on my site's sidebar? I want certain categories to not appear on that list. I can't figure out how to do it. All the directions I found online are for older versions of WordPress and I couldn't get them to work.
Do I have to do this through FTP? Or can I do this by modifying the PHP of my template on WordPress itself?
While we are on the subject, I also want to exclude certain categories from the "Posted In" footer at the bottom of each post. I know what section of code I need to modify in order to do this (in the loop.php file), but I don't know exactly how to go about doing so.
(I am a bit of a n00b at this, so I apologize if these are really simple problems).