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How to Exclude Default Category in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to exclude the default category from your blog? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to exclude default category in WordPress.

Instructions:

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

add_filter( 'list_terms_exclusions', 'exclude_default_cat' );

function exclude_default_cat( $exclusions ) {
    if( !is_admin() )
        $exclusions .=  "AND t.term_id != " . get_option( 'default_category' ) . " ";
    return $exclusions;
}

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

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 27 best WordPress themes for travel blogs and how to create a multi-page form in WordPress.

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