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How can I exclude one category from this loop wher I list my custom type projects by year ?

<?php foreach(posts_by_year() as $year => $posts) : ?>
  <h3><?php echo $year; ?></h3>

  <ul>
    <?php foreach($posts as $post) : setup_postdata($post); ?>
      <li>
        <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
      </li>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    <div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4"><hr class="et_pb_space et_pb_divider"style="border-color: #f7f7f9;"></div>
  </ul>
<?php endforeach; ?>

update, the function :

function posts_by_year() {
  // array to use for results
  $years = array();

  // get posts from WP
  $posts = get_posts(array(
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'post_date',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'project',
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'category' => -27
  ));

  // loop through posts, populating $years arrays
  foreach($posts as $post) {
    $years[date('Y', strtotime($post->post_date))][] = $post;
  }

  // reverse sort by year
  krsort($years);
  return $years;
}
  • You need to write filtering code in the function posts_by_year. Only after filtering you need to return output from the function. – Nilambar Sep 8 '14 at 17:49
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I believe you are using the following code from this pastebin link

function posts_by_year() {
  // array to use for results
  $years = array();

  // get posts from WP
  $posts = get_posts(array(
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'post_date',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'my-custom-post-type',
    'post_status' => 'publish'
  ));

  // loop through posts, populating $years arrays
  foreach($posts as $post) {
    $years[date('Y', strtotime($post->post_date))][] = $post;
  }

  // reverse sort by year
  krsort($years);
  return $years;
}

This function uses get_posts to return the list of posts. To exclude a category, you can pass the category parameter to your arguments. Just one note

Note: The category parameter needs to be the ID of the category, and not the category name.

Note: The category parameter can be a comma separated list of categories, as the get_posts() function passes the 'category' parameter directly into WP_Query as cat.

EDIT

Please note, to exclude a category, you need to use the minus (-) sign in front of the category ID. Something like this will do. Just change -13 to the -ID where ID is the ID of the category you want to exclude

function posts_by_year() {
  // array to use for results
  $years = array();

  // get posts from WP
  $posts = get_posts(array(
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'post_date',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'my-custom-post-type',
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'category' => -13
  ));

  // loop through posts, populating $years arrays
  foreach($posts as $post) {
    $years[date('Y', strtotime($post->post_date))][] = $post;
  }

  // reverse sort by year
  krsort($years);
  return $years;
}

EDIT 2

Copy and paste this code as is. You had a syntax error, that is why you got the blank page

function posts_by_year() {
  // array to use for results
  $years = array();

  // get posts from WP
  $posts = get_posts(array(
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'post_date',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'project', 
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'category' => -27
  ));

  // loop through posts, populating $years arrays
  foreach($posts as $post) {
    $years[date('Y', strtotime($post->post_date))][] = $post;
  }

  // reverse sort by year
  krsort($years);
  return $years;
}

EDIT 3

It seems that you are making use of a custom taxonomy. If this is the case, make use of tax_query For available parameters, see WP_Query. You just need to add the name of your taxonomy in the taxonomy parameter

function posts_by_year() {
  // array to use for results
  $years = array();

  // get posts from WP
$posts = get_posts(array(
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'post_date',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'project', 
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'tax_query' => array(
        array(
            'taxonomy' => 'NAME OF YOUR CUSTOM TAXONOMY',
            'field'    => 'term_id',
            'terms'    => '27',
            'operator' => 'NOT IN'
        ),
    ),
  ));

  // loop through posts, populating $years arrays
  foreach($posts as $post) {
    $years[date('Y', strtotime($post->post_date))][] = $post;
  }

  // reverse sort by year
  krsort($years);
  return $years;
}
  • Thank you ! That is the function I am using. I will try. Don t know how to pass the category, somthing like : $args = array( 'exclude' => '27' ); ? (this doesn't work) – jojo79 Sep 8 '14 at 17:55
  • See my update, :-) – Pieter Goosen Sep 8 '14 at 18:02
  • Thank you very much but it is not working ! blank page... – jojo79 Sep 8 '14 at 18:12
  • Just updated my first post, post from category 27 are still displaying – jojo79 Sep 8 '14 at 18:17
  • Thank you, no blank page but still posts from cat 27 ! – jojo79 Sep 8 '14 at 18:19

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