How to Exclude a Category from your Blog Feed

The are many reasons why you may want to exclude a specific blog category from your RSS feed. The most often excluded blog category for us is testimonials, which is often pulled to use as rotation text somewhere on a website.

Setting your client testimonials up as a blog category makes it easy to add and mange them but excluding them from your blog feed takes a little effort, but not much.

All you need to do is add a few lines of code to the functions.php file in your theme:

function exclude($query) {
if ($query->is_feed) {
return $query;

In the code above simply replace the category ID number with the category ID on your blog that you want to exclude.

If you don’t have a functions.php file in your theme, you can create a new file in Notepad, just type <?php  the above code and ?> after the code,  then save and upload to your theme’s folder.

And that’s it.

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