I'm trying to filter results to a few channels and I want to exclude entries in the news channel with the category of "Internal News". The following returns no results.

    channel="not blog|breakouts|calendar|work|heros" sort_by="asc"
    category="-Internal News"

I've tried category="-internal-news" and I've tried the category filter in the search form with no luck.

  • Have you tried removing as many parameters as possible to see if that makes a difference (eg. smart_excerpt, highlight_keywords, relevance, relevance_proximity, limit)? The less parameters, the closer we are to isolating the problem. Also, sort_by="" is not a valid parameter.
    – Solspace
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 6:58
  • Another note here to mention that the main poster is using Super Search 2.1.3 on EE 2.7
    – Solspace
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 6:59
  • I removed everything down until it was just the category parameter and It still returns 0 results for any search term. {exp:super_search:results category="-Internal News"} Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 13:58

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Have you played with the category_indicator= parameter to make sure it's matching the way you are indicating your categories? I find it's always much more robust when using category url titles.

  • Maybe try quotes around the category name because it's multiple words? I find things can get messy if you allow spaces so it might be worth switching to category url titles instead. Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 9:32

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