How to exclude a featured image from showing in the image gallery?

I have a site where the default theme has kind of a slider instead of a featured image option. In that slider, I add images from the site media library.

But whenever I create such image gallery, the featured image for the article is also automatically added to that image gallery/slider as the first image. And I don’t want it to be added.

Is there a way to exclude it but still be able to use the featured image as it is needed for other parts of the site?

I asked the theme support but they say it is not possible due to how WordPress works.

1 Comment
  1. What is the theme? Do you have a child theme set up? If it’s a premium theme, can you post the code for the slider?

 

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