Pretty Pictures – Custom Homepage Loop

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    I’m using the “Pretty Pictures” theme for a new blog I’m designing and I’d like to create a custom loop for the homepage. Basically, I’m using the Genesis Responsive Slider to highlight posts categorized as “Featured”. What I’d like to accomplish is to have the loop on the homepage show all posts except those categorized as featured, so as to avoid duplication. What file do I need to edit (or add) in order to make this happen?

    Thanks in advance!





    And… I answered my own question courtesy of Bill Erickson’s helpful site! In case anyone else is wondering, add the following to your child theme’s functions.php:

    add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'be_exclude_category_from_blog' );
    function be_exclude_category_from_blog( $query ) {
    if( $query->is_main_query() && $query->is_home() ) {
    $query->set( 'cat', '-1' );

    where ‘-1′ is the category id you wish to exclude (be sure to keep the – in there in order to exclude it!).

    This seems to do the trick, but if anyone else has a way they think is better for some reason, I’m all ears. Thanks.

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