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Sorry if this is a silly question but is it possible to have a taglist as a dropdown?

I have a page where users can post theyre own content, and I would like them to be able to choose certain tags as a dropdown, is this possible?

Heres the page so you can see http://wordpress.art-williams.com/add-destination

I appreciate any help what so ever, anything is a huge help!


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You can use wp_dropdown_categories() to create your dropdown:

wp_dropdown_categories(array('taxonomy'=> 'post_tag','hide_empty' => 0, 'name' => 'my_tags'));


the reason you are getting the term ID is because wp_dropdown_categories sets the ID's as values so instead of just echo'ing it out you need to get the term, something like:

$term = get_term_by('id',$your_id,'post_tag');
echo $term->name;
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Oh wow you are a genius! :) Thank you, if I wanted to exclude a tag from that list, would I just need to put in 'exclude=ID' ? – Art Aug 16 '11 at 14:19
@art: yep just add exclude with id to the array. – Bainternet Aug 16 '11 at 14:25
Ok sorry i have tried this wp_dropdown_categories(array('taxonomy'=> 'post_tag','exclude=6', 'hide_empty' => 0, 'name' => 'my_tags')); and it isnt working – Art Aug 16 '11 at 14:29
because its wrong syntax, change'exclude=6' to 'exclude'=>6 – Bainternet Aug 16 '11 at 14:51
Brilliant, thank you very much. Appreciate it. – Art Aug 16 '11 at 14:54

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