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I have a Category that I would like to hide in the WP Admin so the author can never check it when adding or editing a post. Is there anyway I can prevent it from showing up by modifying my function.php file?

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a simple way to hide it would be to find the ID of the category li and use css to set it to display:none.

function hide_the_category(){
    <style type="text/css">
add_action( "admin_head", "hide_the_category" );
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