Removing Hidden Blog Post Links from Next Previous

I have a few posts on my (Jekyll) blog that aren’t related to tech that I have hidden from the main blog page (although they’re available by search or direct URL). There are several blog posts showing you how to accomplish that functionality so I won’t get into it. What I didn’t realize until recently was that they were still showing up in the Next / Previous links at the bottom of other posts. The blog posts that should be excluded have exclude: true within their front matter (header) so from there it was a matter of extending the same usage of unless from the main blog page to the code that linked to the Next / Previous posts.

Here are the important code snippets:

and this is the full code: