Hello. I've seen a bunch of posts that explain how to exclude a specific category from the loop — and they all seem to work well, however, none of them ALSO exclude that category from the 'categories', 'archives', and 'recent posts' widgets!
Here's the overview of what I am trying to do: I am using the 'Featured image' from posts of a certain category to display in a nivo slider on the home page(static page, not the blog) ... I want to hide the posts categorized as 'featured' (category '1') from everywhere except the home page.
Anyone know how to do this?! Thanks!