Updated: 19 Nov 2019
Someone asked on the StudioPress forum about filtering specific post categories from display in the blog page.
There have been changes to how WordPress custom fields can be used on a page with Gutenberg, as well as changes to interfaces the Genesis framework provide for Blog display and filtering.
The approach shared below involves adding code to your functions.php file and uses a WordPress action hook. If you’re comfortable changing code in your functions.php file, keep reading. If not, you may want to phone a friend who is (or hire a dev for this quick project).
This addition to your functions.php file will allow certain categories to be excluded from your blog page:
Note that it works whether your blog is located on the home page or on a Posts page. The reason why is in how WordPress terms front_page & home_page. A topic for another day.
Because there’s always more than one way to do anything… You could also filter your posts on the Blog or Home page this way:
To learn how to find your WordPress category ID to use visit here.
Hope that helps to make your day easier.