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  • Hopefully, the title was clear enough 😎

    In the sidebar, I am using get_archives to display the last 10 posts. I’d like to be able to exclude a given category from this list. Is that possible?

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  • As you can see here Template_Tags/get_archives there is no such parameter to exclude categories. You may want to try to use a “recent posts” plugin.

    Ah, well.

    Thanks, anyway, Moshu. I had seen that. I wasn’t sure if there was another template tag that returned the same information with more — customization.

    While I am adding a few plugins, I’m trying to run as lean as possible…

    I use the following code to generate a list of the titles of the 10 most recent post in my sidebar and exclude 1 category (with id=18 in this example):

    <?php $temp_query = $wp_query; query_posts('showposts=10&cat=-18'); ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) { the_post(); ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to &ldquo;<?php the_title(); ?>&rdquo;"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php } $wp_query = $temp_query; ?>

    You can exclude only 1 category, in this example category 18 is excluded (note the minus sign).
    There is one disadvantage: only post that have ONLY category 18 assigned, are excluded. If a post has other categories besides category 18 assigned, it will not be excluded.

    Normally you would use

    <?php wp_get_archives('type=postbypost&limit=10'); ?>

    to generate such a list, but wp_get_archives doesn’t have an exlude parameter.

    I am using the Asides in my sidebar and don’t want to show my Aside posts to show in the Recent posts, so my Asides all have a category with id=18 in the above example.

    See the documentation on the query_posts template tag for more options.

    oh i was trying to work on something like this! thanks so much! ^_^

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