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[resolved] [Plugin: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin] exclude not work in related_posts (6 posts)

  1. ciberwolf
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    With the new updates to the Exclude stopped working in related_posts function.

    In previous versions worked like this:

    related_posts (array ('exclude' => array ('category' => 1,2,3,4,5)));

    Now in this version according to what I read to do this:

    related_posts (array ('exclude' => array (1,2,3,4,5)));

    Not that I'm doing wrong, I need to use 2 times related_posts function in single.php and using it 2 times is showing me these related posts

    related_posts (array ('exclude' => array (1,2,3,4)));
    related_posts (array ('exclude' => array (5)));

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/

  2. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry you're having trouble with this. I think you understood the instructions in the readme correctly.

    So, you're saying the code related_posts (array ('exclude' => array (1,2,3,4,5))); isn't working? You have to make sure the numbers in exclude there are term_taxonomy_ids, not term_ids. Is that what you've done?

  3. chrisjb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi mitcho,

    I'm using the PHP method in this way:

    related_posts (array ('exclude' => array (285,514)));

    (same as above)

    I have found the category IDs by hovering over the categories in WP-Admin Categories admin page and viewing the link that displays in the bottom left of my browser. Do you know if those are the term_taxonomy_ids?

    It still does not seem to exclude those categories. I've also tried the Pool options in WP-admin and that doesn't seem to work when I use the PHP method.

    Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance and really great plugin by the way.
    Chris

  4. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think the category IDs that are displayed in the link are *not* the term_taxonomy_ids required. If you have access to your MySQL database, that would be the most direct way of identifying the term_taxonomy_ids of relevant categories.

  5. chrisjb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah OK great thanks mitcho. I'll have a look at the MySQL as I can access that. I will post an update once I have got it working correctly.

  6. Matt Brett
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just confirming that indeed, the category ID is not what's needed to exclude categories. I had to dig into the database to find out what term_taxonomy_id is associated with the categories I wanted to exclude.

    For others that might be trying to figure this out, here's how you find the term_taxonomy_id for a category...

    1. Find the ID of the category you want to exclude by going to Posts -> Categories in WP-Admin, and hovering over the category's name in the list. Look down at the status bar in your browser and note the tag_ID.
    2. You'll need to access your database somehow. Most servers have phpMyAdmin installed, and this is what I used. Browse the wp_term_taxonomy table and sort if by term_id.
    3. Find the ID of the category you're after. Look at the value in the term_taxonomy_id column - this is the value you need for the exclude parameter.

    Hope that helps clear things up.

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