[wp-hackers] preventing new tags from being entered.

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 12:30:11 UTC 2012

Hi Helen
Could you tell me the hooks/filters involved to make a change in the tag meta box?
Thank you

And also wouldn't it be easier to Judy ignore the new tags at the time of update?

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On Sep 4, 2012, at 12:51 PM, Helen Hou-Sandi <helen.y.hou at gmail.com> wrote:

> Remove the metabox, make your own replacement that only allows selection,
> and hide the admin screen (/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=post_tag) from
> non-editors/admins. Can also only do the metabox switching for
> non-editors/admins.
> --
> Helen Hou-Sandi
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I want a controlled tag vocabulary. And I want only editors and admins
>> to be able to control/add new tags. This is because my tag cloud
>> covers enough words/subjects ( 5000 of them! ) and they are all hand
>> picked and ready to use with proper spellings and abbreviations. And I
>> do not want my data entry people to add new tags on the fly.
>> I did some reading on this on WP forums. To solve this problem, some
>> people suggest to remove the add new tag button. But that suggestion
>> is not helpful cause it takes the textbox with it too. Since I want my
>> data entry people to take advantage of the type-ahead functionality
>> that WordpPress comes with, I'd like to keep the front end as is. That
>> is, they can still type in the first 3 characters of the subject
>> matter and pick one from the suggestions by simply hitting enter.
>> I don't think it is possible prevent a user to add a new tag at the
>> client/browser/javascript level. jQuery cannot stop that action from
>> taking place. However, this issue should easily be addressed at the
>> server level - when the actual post creation or update takes place.
>> The idea is this;
>> If the current user is not an editor or an admin, ignore the new
>> tag(s) completely. And execute the action as if that tag was not part
>> of the submission. And after the save or update is completed, warn the
>> user with a JS alert that some tag(s) were ignored. I'm assuming at
>> some point, WP does a look up if tag exists, and if not create the new
>> tag, get the newly created tag id and the use that in associating the
>> post. It should fairly simple to exit out carrying the action all the
>> way if WP detects, the tag is new and the user is not an admin/editor.
>> In order to pull this off, could someone guide me what hooks do I need
>> to use? Or suggest ideas if this is good way to approach the matter or
>> not?
>> http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/64141/preventing-new-tags-from-being-added
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