Supressing a subcategory doesn't hide featured topics from homepage


Each category/subcategory has the option of being supressed from the homepage (using the “Suppress this category from the homepage” setting)

However, when using discourse with the “Categories with Featured Topics” as a homepage, the topics in a subcategory remain featured even if the subcategory is supressed.

I believe this is not the intended behaviour.

(Steve Combs) #2

This was fixed a while back for muted categories + latest. Seems ok for category + featured too on my site.

Are you on latest release?

(cpradio) #3

I don’t think he is referring to muted categories but rather

(Steve Combs) #4

Yep. Works fine for me since the fix for those suppressed categories.


I am indeed referring to the “supress this category from the homepage” option in the category settings.

But I’m not referring to the latest page, but a categories page that is configured with “featured topics”

That is, the home page shows categories and then featured topics from each category on the left. Now, at least for me, topics from a hidden subcategory continue being shown in that list of featured topics.

Perhaps I’m missing something?

(cpradio) #6

Nope, I can recreate it (on latest).


  1. Set homepage to Categories via top menu
  2. Change desktop category page style to be Categories with Featured Topics
  3. Alter a sub-category to surpress it from homepage (for my screenshots I choose Meta)
  4. Visit homepage to see topics still listed.
  5. Wait a few hours, days, or manually rerun the sidekiq job to cache the Category info
  6. Refresh the homepage, see that topics are still listed.


Category that has its surpress from homepage setting, set

Category Settings: