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  • Hi,

    I moved my blog from discojing.com and hapatite.com. I only want to show new posts from hapatite.com on the home page while keeping all the old content for archives, indexes, and search.

    When I exclude the category I applied to migrated posts, discojing.com, cat id 88, it makes the pages ~4 instead of 50+, which is good. But then when I click on any page other than 2, it’s “File not Found”.

    This is when I exclude it in functions.php with

    function exclude_category($query) {
    if ($query->is_home()) {
    $query->set('cat', '-88');
    }
    return $query;
    }
    add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'exclude_category');

    Or when I use Simple Exclude plugin. Is there any way to do a if_category, is_home, don’t show argument? I’ve used if_category to add things, but not hide content.

    I heard this might be an issue with published posts and expected post numbers not matching up.

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  • I think the last line filters out all categories because of which you get the 404 errors.

    The filtering works. There are 55 pages of posts and it truncates it down to 4 pages. But, when I click on the “Next” page links (aka /page/4 or /page/3), it says “404 not found”.

    🙁

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Please post at the http://studiopress.com forums for this. 🙂

    discojing, I’m not sure I have any advice. I do know my plugin, Simply-Exclude should properly handle the pagination. The plugin does basically what you are doing with the ‘pre_get_posts’ filter in your functions file. It excludes the category from the query.

    Sounds like your move might be something of the culprit.

    I get this issue no matter what theme I use, not just the SP theme

    I saw mentioned somewhere that it’s an issue with

    published posts and expected post numbers not matching

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