The Problem

By default, Ambition displays a category menu above the standard post feed on category archives (On our demo, this is the “Latest News” page). You may be using the Blog page template to show blog categories, but want to use the default, condensed “latest news” layout for specific categories.


The Solution

Click on Posts > Categories and mouse-over each category link. In your browser’s status bar, you will see a URL similar to this:

Note the tag_ID number for each category you don’t want to show on the menu.

Go to Appearance > Editor, click archive.php (Theme Archive). At the top is this array of options:

<?php $tabcats = array(
    'show_option_all'    => '',
    'orderby'            => 'name',
    'order'              => 'ASC',
    'style'              => 'list',
    'show_count'         => 0,
    'hide_empty'         => 1,
    'use_desc_for_title' => 1,
    'child_of'           => 0,
    'feed'               => '',
    'feed_type'          => '',
    'feed_image'         => '',
    'exclude'            => '|',
    'exclude_tree'       =>' ',
    'include'            =>' ',
    'hierarchical'       => true,
    'title_li'           => __( ' ),
    'show_option_none'   => __('),
    'number'             => null,
    'echo'               => 1,
    'depth'              => 1

); ?>

Place your cursor between the two single-quotes in the ‘exclude’ option and enter the tag_ID numbers, separated by commas. For example:

   'exclude'            => '156, 44',

Click Update File. You should now only see the categories you want in the menu on all archive pages for Standard Posts.