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Greg Leibowitz
Greg Leibowitz
28,536 Points

Extending WordPress Template Functionality > Adding Content in Custom Places - Part 2

In the $args = array why is the 'cat' => -1 when the tag ID=4?

2 Answers

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

You're excluding category with the category ID of 1. The tag ID is the tag of the tag, not the category.

Pedro Baumann
Pedro Baumann
12,815 Points

I'm not totally sure about this, are you sure? I spotted that same problem while doing that exercise. The whole point of him teaching where to find the tag ID was so we knew which category to exclude.

I did some tests and with -1 instead of -4 it did not exclude the featured articles from the recent posts highlight. It did however when I used -4.

I think there are two error in that video that have been giving all trouble (the other one being https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/adding-content-custom-places-part-2)

Maybe adding a quick note at the end of the video might help?

Isaac Russell
Isaac Russell
12,091 Points

I think Pedro might be onto something. For whatever reason my ID tag was 5 and when I used -5 in my code the recent post showed up on the homepage. I think Zac should clear this up for us.