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  • ChgoWriter


    Still learning the ropes here, still building my blog.
    I’m hoping someone will either tell me how to do this or point me to the appropriate codex. BTW, just learned a little Html, so not a developer by any stretch of the imagination.
    I need to know how to keep certain posts off of the front page. For instance, I intend to put some video on my Blog that I’ve found on YouTube. I intend to put it in a category like humor. But, I don’t really want it displayed on my main page. How do I post things like video or even some articles directly into a specific category without posting them first to the main page?
    Is it possible?

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  • MichaelH


    Plugins are probably the way to go.

    Advanced Category Excluder is available here:



    Hey Michael,
    Thanks for the quick reply. So I entered Advanced Category Excluder into the search bar and saw that you answered that question just a few days ago. Sorry. I didn’t know what to look for.
    Are you the one who did the install for The Angry Waiter? If so, thanks again.
    I’m wondering…knowing I’m new to this do you think I can handle a theme like Mimbo ?
    Thanks again.



    Should have linked to Mimbo



    If the theme is compatible with WordPress you should be able to install it according to:

    Mimbo and Branford Magazine can be tricky, but not impossible.

    I’m an artist. I know some HTML… and that’s all. (I’m pretty baffled by most PHP and I know just enough CSS to be dangerous.)

    I customized Branford Magazine (based in part on Mimbo) and — once I figured out how this theme works — I’ve been able to install and customize this theme at my other websites in a little over an hour.

    I did write a book about installing and customizing themes like this, but anyone can figure it out on their own… with enough patience.

    My sites are really easy to update now, and people get a good overview of my website from the homepage. I’m very pleased with Mimbo and with Branford Magazine, and recommend them to anyone… including non-developers and right-brain types like me!

    WordPress + free, magazine-style themes = happy artist!

    Have patience. Ask for help if you need it. These kinds of themes are definitely worth it!

    Will this plugin keep these excluded posts out of your feed, or not? What determines what the RSS feed picks up?

    Appearance on the Front Page, or not, since Pages don’t get into the feed?

    Never mind, I did my own research and I think this will work for me as I wish it to; putting up posts for archiving purposes and won’t be Front Paged, by blog viewers or by feed readers.

    I’ll soon know. If I’m wrong, I’ll be back.

    Well, I was right, and I’m back.

    This is an awesome feature that really lets the page making shine. I can build informational archives that are accessible to my readers, yet do not flood them with my posts that are not really meant as blog posts.

    Highly recommended.

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