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As a site admin, I'd like to have control over things.

I'd like to prevent my contributors and authors ( who generate content for me ) from creating new tags. I don't want that tag taxonomy to turn into a zoo! Especially when you know that wordpress creates separate terms for apple and Apple! I give them a while list ( of 1000 tags that I want them to cover ) and that's it. They cannot come up with the 1001st.

How do I achieve that so that my authors just pick from what I give them?

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This Wordpress Answers thread has exactly the information you are looking for - Plugin to restrict non-admin user to existing tags

Simply change "administrator" to whatever you need.

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Check this answer to your solution. I used remove_meta_box() WordPress internal function to solve similiar problem.

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Please explain how to use remove_meta_box() – shea Dec 27 '12 at 19:57
Also, simply removing the meta box will not allow users to add preexisting tags to the post – shea Dec 27 '12 at 19:58
thank you guys. that would solve my problem. does anybody know how to remove a category from the non-admin and non-editors view? I'm trying to remove the 'FEATURED' category item under the available list of category items to not to show for the contributors and editors so that they cannot feature posts. – Average Joe Dec 28 '12 at 0:12

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