How can I customize the ask page to automatically select a certain category and/or tags?

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I’d like to have a custom version of the ask page where the user doesn’t have to select the category and/or tags. I would automatically pick a category in the backend. That way I could embed the page on another page where I only want questions asked in a certain category.

I’m not comfortable enough customizing the PHP files to figure this out, but it seems like it shouldn’t be too hard to simply omit some fields and hard-code them. Can anyone help me?

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Hello Paul,

There are some plugins which automatically adds taxonomy to a post based on their content. Please check for it on wp plugin repo.

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I’d like to have the ask page omit the category and tag field. I want a slimmed down ask page: ideally with just the question field and nothing else. Is that possible?