I want to exclude posts from aside post-format in the feed. I have already checked up here about how to exclude posts from a certain post format from the loop but how to exclude posts from a post format in the feed? Couldn't modify it because I am not very good with the code.


If you want to modify the feed, you should hook into the main query that WordPress will do on every page request. The best hook here is pre_get_posts. This code example will hook into pre_get_posts, check whether it is a feed, and add the post format taxonomy query:

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpse18412_pre_get_posts' );
function wpse18412_pre_get_posts( &$wp_query )
    if ( $wp_query->is_feed() ) {
        $post_format_tax_query = array(
            'taxonomy' => 'post_format',
            'field' => 'slug',
            'terms' => 'post-format-image', // Change this to the format you want to exclude
            'operator' => 'NOT IN'
        $tax_query = $wp_query->get( 'tax_query' );
        if ( is_array( $tax_query ) ) {
            $tax_query = $tax_query + $post_format_tax_query;
        } else {
            $tax_query = array( $post_format_tax_query );
        $wp_query->set( 'tax_query', $tax_query );
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  • Thanks for the prompt response. I tried your code but it didn't work for me. – navjotjsingh May 27 '11 at 8:25
  • @navjotjsingh: Indeed, my code contained a small error: the taxonomy query is an array of arrays. I tested and corrected my example. – Jan Fabry May 27 '11 at 8:54

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