Exclude Category from Homepage

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Do you want to exclude posts of the specific categories from homepage? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to exclude category from homepage in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function excludeCat($query) {
  if ( $query->is_home ) {
    $query->set('cat', '-3,-5,-23');
  return $query;
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'excludeCat');

Make sure to replace the category IDs in the above code.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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