Hiding a category item in the category widget

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  • #828459

    I would like to hide the uncategorized category link in my side bar category widget. I thought this might be possible due to the fact that each category is in its own named class, but since I only have a basic knowledge of CSS I can not figure out how to do it. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction if it is possible? I am using the Spectrum theme. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is blog.englishlakes.co.uk.

    #828713

    timethief
    Member

    As Uncategorized is the default category you need to know that you can replace it with another Category of your choice – no custom design upgrade of CSS editing rquired.
    Adding Categories via Your Dashboard
    Setting the Default Category

    #828721

    aschell
    Member

    I have a similar problem/question. My uncategorized category (named “what not”) used to be hidden in my category cloud widget, and now it is showing. I can’t get it to hide.

    blog url: http://lazyhomesteader.com

    #828722

    aschell
    Member

    Also, wanted to add that the category id is already in the Exclude field of the widget, always has been, and it’s still showing up.

    #828726

    timethief
    Member

    Widgets ยป Categories Widget
    This is what I see in may categories widget:
    Title:
    _Show as dropdown
    _Show post counts
    _Show hierarchy
    Delete | Close
    There is no exclude by ID option. That’s for Pages in the Pages widget.

    #828742

    aschell
    Member

    I’m speaking about the Category

      Cloud

    widget. Mine says:

    Title:
    Max number of categories to show:
    Exclude:
    – Category IDs, separated by commas.
    Minimum font percentage:
    Maximum font percentage:
    Count sub-categories in parent

    #828743

    aschell
    Member

    oops – sorry about the weird formatting.

    #828744

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please use the Help link on the top right hand corner of your Admin page to report your Category Cloud Widget issue to them?

    #828771

    Thanks, the uncategorized one is one of them that I want to hide, but I also want to hide another which I can also get a named class. Is there a way to do it though CSS? The reason I have the category is so

    #828772

    Not sure what happened then, the post published while I was typing sorry!

    …The reason I have the category is so I can link to in it other ways, but I want to hide it in the category sidebar.

    #828778

    @aschell, I don’t see “what not” in your category cloud at http://lazyhomesteader.com/ do you still need help with that issue?

    @englishlakesblog, in the spectrum theme, you can hide the ‘Uncategorized’ category with this CSS:

    .cat-item-1 {
      display: none;
    }

    Also, note that you can update the website field on your Users → Personal Profile page to your blog URL and it will make your username link to that one in the forums (fi you’d like).

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