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How To Exclude Posts With a Certain Tag From The Loop

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Are you looking for a way to how to exclude posts with a certain tag from The Loop? This snippet allows you to exclude posts with a particular tag from The Loop.

Instructions:

  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. It accepts the tag name and returns id that belongs to the tag for you.
  2. // The following function goes into your functions.php
    function get_tag_id_by_name($tag_name) {
        global $wpdb;
        return $wpdb->get_var("SELECT term_id FROM ".$wpdb->terms." WHERE `name` =  '".$tag_name."'");
    }
    
  3. Add this code to The Loop.
  4. // Query_Posts in your loop
    query_posts(
        array(
          'tag__not_in' => array( get_tag_id_by_name('teaser') )
        );
    );
    

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