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  • Resolved Sulcalibur

    (@sulcalibur)


    I have a front page on a design I am working on that shows the lastest post then below that the titles of the five other latest posts from 2 to 6.

    I have a problem though where I want certain categories NOT to show up in this list.

    This is the code I am using to show the posts.

    <div id="latest_comments">
    
    		<?php if (function_exists('get_recent_comments')) { ?>
    			<li><h2><?php _e(''); ?></h2>
    				<ul>
    					<?php get_recent_comments(); ?>
    				</ul>
    			</li>
    		<?php } ?>  
    
    		</div><!--latest_comments-->

    I do how ever want say “category1”, “category2” and “category3” not to show.

    How would I go about doing this?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Sul…

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  • I looked long and found many options to exclude categories for the index, but in the end only the simplest of them worked for me:

    <?php if (in_category('20')) continue; ?>

    That goes just below the “loop”:

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    And if I want to excluse two categories, I just repeat the line, since I couldn’t figure out how to put more categories in one function.

    I’m confused :S

    Where do I add that code?

    This may be your best option
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-category-excluder/

    It will allow you to exclude categories from multiple places, including your RSS. I use the the code above to exclude from my homepage but it still showed in my RSS. This plugin works for this.

    @skaufmann

    Great plugin and will be helpful but it doesn’t do what I need it to do. I need the content on the front page. I have some sections using the ‘sideblog’ plugin, but they are showing up on the posts list.

    Thank you though 😀

    @gangleri

    I’m not sure where to add that code that you mentioned 😛

    Brilliant, I managed to get it sorted with a plugin I found here: http://rmarsh.com/plugins/ many many thanks for all your help though people.

    😀

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