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Hi Good friends,
I have an index page for my blog that pulls up all posts to the page. I have a group of posts i have assigned to a category named 'Diary'. I want to prevent posts in the 'Diary' category from showing up on the index(home) page.

The code in the index page that pulls up all posts is as follows

<?php if(have_posts()) : ?><?php while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
        <div <?php post_class(); ?>>
        <span class="postlabel"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><span><?php the_time('d'); ?></span><?php the_time('M'); ?></a></span>
            <h2 class="post-title"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2> 
                <p class="info">
                    <span class="catinfo"><?php _e('Filed in ', 'Mflat');?><?php the_category(' | ') ?></span>
                    <span class="cmtinfo"><?php comments_popup_link( __( 'Leave a comment', 'Mflat' ), __( '1 Comment', 'Mflat' ), __( '% Comments', 'Mflat' ) ); ?><?php edit_post_link(' Edit', ' &#124; ', ''); ?></span>
                </p>
            <div class="entry">
                <?php $Mflat_options = get_option('Mflat_theme_options'); ?>
                <?php if ( $Mflat_options['home_excerpt_check']== 1 ) { the_excerpt(__('&raquo; Read more','Mflat')); } else {the_content(__('Continue Reading','Mflat'));} ?>
             </div>
            <?php wp_link_pages(array('before' => '<p><strong>Pages:</strong> ', 'after' => '</p>', 'next_or_number' => 'number')); ?>
                <p class="infobottom">
                    <?php if(function_exists('the_views')): ?><span class="count"><?php the_views(); ?></span><?php endif; ?>
                    <?php if (has_tag()): ?><span class="tags"><?php the_tags(' '); ?></span><?php endif; ?>
                    </p>
        </div>
            <?php endwhile; ?>
        <div class="flip">
            <div class="prevpost"><?php next_posts_link(__('Older Entries', 'Mflat')) ?></div>
            <div class="nextpost"><?php previous_posts_link(__('Newer Entries', 'Mflat')) ?></div>
        </div>
    <?php else : ?>
    <div id="main">
 <h2><?php _e('Not Found', 'Mflat'); ?></h2>
</div>
    <?php endif; ?>

now i want to alter this code so that every other post is displayed EXCEPT the post belonging to the 'Diary' Category.

All contributions are warmly welcome.
Thanks

Edited by selasedaniweb: Complete code for main div

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It's seems that all important code is inside functions that you didn't post, like have_posts(), the_post() and post_class()

By the code posted I think you can do the filter altering only the have_posts() function but we need to see the code so we can help.

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@AleMonteiro: Thanks for the reply budy. It took me a whole stressful day to work it out with some help from other forums. I basically had to do the filtering of the posts before calling the have_post() functions. Here is the additional code that goes in just at the top section before the if conditions.

<?php
$category = get_term_by('name', 'Diary', 'category'); // get category data
$id = $category->term_id; // get the category ID

// USE THIS IF YOU WANT TO _EXCLUDE_ ALL POSTS FROM "DIARY"
query_posts($query_string . '&cat=-' . $id);

// USE THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL POSTS FROM "DIARY" ONLY
// query_posts($query_string . '&cat=' . $id);
?>
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