[wp-hackers] Limiting ability to add terms to taxonomies

William Davis will.davis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 05:28:51 UTC 2010

I'm more worried about the ability to add terms to non-hierarchical  
taxonomies (such as post tags).

William P. Davis
will.davis at gmail.com

On Dec 14, 2010, at 11:23 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2010, at 10:43 PM, William Davis wrote:
>> I'd like to create a plugin that replaces the current meta boxes on  
>> the post edit page with a new meta box that restricts the ability  
>> to add terms to that taxonomy. The reason for this, if anyone was  
>> wondering, is because we use several custom taxonomies that are  
>> auto-linked in the articles but many people have access to edit the  
>> posts, so we need to make it a little harder to add a term so we  
>> don't end up with duplicate terms (such as President Barack Obama  
>> and Barack Obama).
>> My question is, is there an easy way to get an array of all the  
>> taxonomies that have meta boxes and unset those meta boxes?
> You might be over-thinking this. Can you not just use CSS to remove  
> the "Add" link?
> This will handle using CSS if you put in your theme's functions.php  
> file (or in one of the .PHP files for a plugin of your own):
> add_action('admin_head','yoursite_admin_head');
> function yoursite_admin_head() {
>   echo '<style type="text/css">#category-add-toggle {display:none;}</ 
> style>';
> }
> Hope this helps.
> -Mike
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