How exclude children from loop with category

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WordPress shows posts from all subcategories by default. This sometimes leads to mess. We will exclude these posts from the main category.

Before loop if (have_posts()) you need to insert this code:

// Get ID of current category
$category   = get_queried_object();
$categories = get_categories(
    ['parent' => $category->term_id]

// Collect the child category IDs of this parent:
$children = [];
foreach ($categories as $k => $v) {
    $children[] = $v->term_id;

// Add new argument:
$args = [
    'category__not_in' => $children,

// Merge new arg with global query_posts
global $wp_query;

And then adding original loop code:

if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post();

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