A few days ago, I was thinking of excluding the Asides category from my RSS feed since this category is mostly about personal stuff and I also assume that most of the subscribers aren’t interested to read it. I did a little bit of research and found a way of excluding specific categories from RSS feeds.
HowTo: Exclude Categories from RSS Feeds
First thing you need to do is identify the ID of the category that you want to exclude from your feeds. You can do that by going to your Admin panel, then Manage > Categories and there you’ll see all the ID’s for the different categories. In my case, the category I want to exclude from my feed is the Asides category and it has 23 as it’s ID. Since I’m using Feedburner, I’ll have to edit the original feed source.
Original feed URL:
Edit feed URL to:
Adding another category (Multiple categories):
The last bit of data specifies which category or categories you want to exclude from the feed. You can exclude any category of your choice from your blog’s RSS feed and you can use this even if you’re not using Feedburner as this should work for any type of feed. I’m not 100% if this procedure works. If you decide to try it, any type of feedback or comments would be appreciated.
Also, I don’t think everyone has a need for this but hopefully it would be helpful to those who plan to exclude categories from their RSS feeds or have been looking for a way to do so.
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