Published on May 25, 2021

How to exclude product categories from Oxygen

Sridhar Katakam

This tutorial provides the steps to exclude one or more product categories when using a manual query in Oxygen‘s Easy Posts or Repeater for showing WooCommerce products.

Note: This is for secondary loops. For main queries, use pre_get_posts outside the Oxygen’s editor using a plugin like Code Snippets.

Step 1

In the Oxygen editor, add a Code Block having:

	$args = array(
		'post_type' => 'product',
		'posts_per_page' => 10,
		'no_found_rows' => true,
		'tax_query' => array(
				'taxonomy' => 'product_cat',
				'field'    => 'slug',
				'terms'    => array( 'decor' ),
				'operator' => 'NOT IN'

	echo build_query( $args );

Enter the slugs of product categories that you wish to exclude in the

'terms'    => array( 'decor' ),

line. decor is the slug in this example. To exclude multiple product categories, enter them comma-separated like this:

'terms'    => array( 'decor', 'music' ),

Visit the page on the frontend and copy the generated query string.


post_type=product&posts_per_page=10&no_found_rows=1&tax_query%5B0%5D%5Btaxonomy%5D=product_cat&tax_query%5B0%5D%5Bfield%5D=slug&tax_query%5B0%5D%5Bterms%5D%5B0%5D=decor&tax_query%5B0%5D%5Boperator%5D=NOT IN

We are done with the Code Block. So it can be deleted now.

Step 2

In your Easy Posts/Repeater component, set the query type to manual and paste the above string.