WordPress: Exclude Category from Front Page – Still Show in Sidebar?

WordpressThis method will allow you to have a category “ONLY” appearing in your sidebar but excludes posts from the front page

1- Added this code to “index.php
(Notes: category # says -20, this # is the category I dont want on the front)
(also this needs to appear in your code before the loop)

(my excluded Category was 20, for more than one category use: -3,-20 (separate your categories with commas!)

2- Add the following code to your “index.php” file, but before the Loop

<?php query_posts($query_string . ‘&cat=-20’); ?>

This code will now exclude that category #20 from your home page posts BUT can be used to show up in one of yoru side bar plugins

Additional Notes:

your loop code may already say loop or something like the following

 <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>


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

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