Exclude Categories From Your Main Blog Page

The Total theme already includes a built-in option for excluding categories from your main blog page due to the high requests. Simply log into WordPress and go to Appearance > Customize > Blog > GeneralĀ and enter the ID’s of the categories you wish to exclude into the field that says “Exclude Categories From Blog“.

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If you need more options, such as limiting tags, you can do this via a child theme function or use a 3rd party plugin (there are many free ones out there for this).