Last week I wrote an overview of the WordPress plugin, Twitter Tools. In the article, I discussed the option in Twitter Tools to send all of the your daily tweets to WordPress as a digest post. While I like the idea of using WordPress to archive twitter, I don’t want a daily post of my tweets listed on the front page or in the archives as I consider it to be content padding and really boring for most readers. Since you can assign a category to the daily post digest, I researched the wordpress code needed to exclude categories from the front page and from archives and then spent part of this morning testing and implementing it on this site.
This ended up being more complicated than I anticipated. The template used on this site references the categories in numerous locations and I had to add code and make changes to this template in the following locations; front page, archives page, category list in sidebar, list of recent posts in sidebar, and list of recent posts in the footer. Below I will outline the steps and the code needed to send your daily twitter postings to your WordPress blog but to not have them displayed.