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Is it possible to have users populate a taxonomy meta box(es), using the post_tag or any custom taxonomies I create?

The idea is to include users in a network into the taxonomy schema, which would bring the community together in a better way.

I guess a more specific way to ask this is how would I add taxonomy meta boxes to the user interface. Obviously anything's possible if I'm willing to go far enough.

Is this something that can be done using existing WP API's etc?


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Here is a similar post… and a plugin – sven Mar 27 '14 at 7:03

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Best way to link taxonomies and users is to link the user account to a custom post type then link the taxonomy to the custom post type.


User - Post - Taxonomy

You can use the action user_register to automatically create a new post for every new user and then start linking everything.

I have used this method on and it works like a charm.

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ljaas, how did you link the user account to the custom post type to the taxonomy? – user9178 Oct 4 '11 at 20:30
I will provide code for this by the end of this weekend. – Ijaas Oct 5 '11 at 17:43

Giving taxonomies to users can be done! Look at this article that i found on the internet… It explain easily how to do it!:-)

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