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I have a custom post type set up called 'projects' with a custom taxonomy called 'categories' that has a number of terms. For one of them called 'archive' i would like to remove its associated posts from the custom post loop. I'm attempting with the code below but doesn't seem to be excluding.

<?php $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'projects', 'orderby'=>'rand', 'posts_per_page' => -1 ) ); 

query_posts( array(
'post_type' =>'projets',
'tax_query' => array( 
array( 'taxonomy' => 'categories', 'field' => 'slug', 'terms' => array( 'archive', ), 'operator' => 'NOT IN',),)
) );
?>

<?php while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); ?> POST CONTENT <?php endwhile; ?>
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this post has example code that excludes custom tax terms from a query, look it over in detail. it shows you how you can do what you're asking within a single query, without using query_posts.

the codex is pretty clear in regards to using query_posts and why it's a terrible idea.

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