In my Magento v22.214.171.124 CE I want to edit the recently viewed file so that is does not show any recently viewed products from a specific parent category and all its sub categories.
Meaning say I have a parent category called 'Members only' category and a sub category in that parent category called 'tshirts'. If I then view any items in the 'Members only' or the 'tshirts' subcategory I do not want them to show up in that persons recently viewed items listing.
I am thinking I need to edit the file app/design/frontend/my_theme/default/template/reports/product_viewed.phtml file to have an if statement that looks for the category id and then have an if statement that says if the category id == xyz then show an epty
However I am not sure how to get the category and or subcategory id from the product that would be showed.