Exclude Specific Posts/Pages from the WordPress Search

On occasion you might want to exclude certain pages or posts from the search page on your WordPress site. Learn how to do this with just a little bit of code.

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Pretty straightforward this one.

Just amend this with the ID’s of the posts/pages that you’d like to exclude from your site’s search page and add it to your functions.php file.

//Exclude pages/posts from site search (e.g. calendar embeds)
add_filter( 'pre_get_posts' , 'search_exc_pages' );

function search_exc_pages( $query ) {
	if( $query->is_admin )
		return $query;
	if( $query->is_search ) {
		$query->set( 'post__not_in' , array( 1,2,3,4,5 ) ); // Page IDs
		$query->set( 'category__not_in' , array( 1,2,3 ) ); // Category IDs
	}	return $query;


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