Exclude Categories From RSS Feed In WordPress

In a previous snippet you would of seen that you can change the WordPress have_posts() method to exclude a category from the index page but you can also exclude a category from the RSS feed.

Below is a snippet you need to add to your functions.php page which will run before the get posts method. It will check to see if the request is from the RSS feed if so then it will exclude a category from your RSS feed.

// Custom Feed Query
function customFeedquery($query) {
        $categoryId = 1; // Change ID to the excluded ID

	if(is_feed()) {
		$query->set('cat','-'.$categoryId); 
		return $query;
	}
}
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'customFeedquery');

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