Bookshelfie - Excluding a Category from Featured Posts

There isn't an option in the Customizer to exclude a category from the featured posts area. You can limit it to only show a certain category, but you can't show all except one category.

The only way to do this is with custom code. You need to create a child theme and place this snippet in your child theme's functions.php file:

Note that the featured posts results are cached and only update when the Customizer settings are saved or when a new post is published. So you won't see your changes immediately. You have to either re-save the Customizer settings or wait until you publish a new post.

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