Hide Posts in the “uncategorized” Category

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By default, WordPress has an “uncategorized” category with a sample post. You may want to hide posts in the “uncategorized” category or default category if you’ve renamed it.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme to hide posts in the “uncategorized” category or the default WordPress category with any name.

	// Hide the display of something if it has the category named "Uncategorized"
	if( !in_category( 'Uncategorized' ) ) {
        	// do something like:
        	the_category( ', ' );

	// Hide the display of something if it uses the default category, initially named "Uncategorized"
	if( !in_category( 1 ) ) {
        	// do something like:
        	the_category( ', ' );


You may also enjoy listing some posts for each category.


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