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I have this specific tag I need to assign to my posts but I need to hide it from regular visitors so that only logged in people can see it. How do I go about it? What WordPress function/hook should I be looking into?

I know that I could use is_user_logged_in() and I am also looking into is_tag(), but how do I put this together? Currently I'm having it displayed in my single template with the_tags(), but it doesn't seem to offer a parameter to exclude a particular tag.

Pseudo code would be: if user is logged in then show all tags except a specific tag.

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So, solution if fine but how do I make the solution to work for two or more tags ? Anyone or should I be asking this in a new question. ? –  gurung Mar 22 at 10:30
got it. if($tag->slug=='tag_one' OR $tag->slug=='tag_two'){ –  gurung Mar 22 at 11:54
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Add the add_filter to your theme's functions.php file

function myTags() {
$posttags = get_the_tags();
if ($posttags) {
  foreach($posttags as $tag) {
      if($tag->slug=='your specific tag slug'){
        if(is_user_logged_in() ) {
    echo '<a href='.get_tag_link($tag->term_id).' >'.$tag->name . '</a> '; 
    } else {
         echo '<a href='.get_tag_link($tag->term_id).'>'.$tag->name . '</a> '; 
add_filter('the_tags', 'myTags');
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Works perfectly. What changes will be made if there are two or more tags to be exluded ? –  gurung Mar 22 at 9:48
@gurung add more tags in if condition with OR operator –  dipali Mar 22 at 9:52
@DipaliDhole if($tag->slug=='tag_one' OR 'tag_two') { does not work. also how come the code works with the same if statement, amazing. –  gurung Mar 22 at 10:14
It is the same but the first <a> is echoed only for logged users, so it won't be visible for not logged users (but not logged users can still access to the tag archive URL if they know it). –  cybmeta Mar 22 at 10:16
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