Exclude Categories from Sidebar – WordPress 2.8

Exclude specific categories from being displayed in the sidebar in WordPress 2.8. In the following simple solution, I show you how to keep select categories from being displayed in your sidebar on your WordPress pages and posts. This is very useful if you have a lot of categories, or have changed the content of your blog, have been indexed for the content and no longer wish to use or display specific categories on your WordPress site. Upon completion of this tutorial, the permalink structure of the hidden categories are still made available to the search engines, however, the categories you have chosen to hide are no longer displayed from your sidebar to the visitor.

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WordPress Hide Categories Sidebar Plugin

In the following simple solution, I will show you how to exclude or hide categories from your WordPress Sidebar by using the PHP Code Widget Plugin. In the past, I explained how to accomplish this by hard coding the changes into the WordPress wp-includes/widgets.php file. However, past methods may cause you to lose those exclusions when upgrading, if the widgets.php file has changed.

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Exclude categories from sidebar in WordPress 2.6-2.7.1

How to Exclude specific categories from being displayed in the sidebar in WordPress 2.6 through 2.7.1. In the following simple solution, I show you How to keep select categories from displaying in your sidebar on your WordPress pages and posts. This is very useful if you have a lot of categories, or have changed the content of your blog, have been indexed for the content and no longer wish to use or display specific categories on your WordPress site. Upon completion of this tutorial, the permalink structure of the hidden categories are still made available to the search engines, however, the categories you have chosen to hide are no longer displayed from your blog sidebar to the visitor.

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How to Hide WordPress Categories (Pre 2.6)

Hiding WordPress Categories: In the following simple solution, I am going to show you How to keep a selection of WordPress Categories from displaying in your sidebar on your WordPress pages and posts. This is very useful if you have a lot of categories, or have changed the content of your blog, have been indexed for the content and no longer wish to use or display specific categories on your WordPress site. Upon completion of this tutorial, the permalink structure of the hidden categories are still made available to the search engines, however, the categories you have chosen to hide are no longer displayed on your blog to the visitor.

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