Looking for some guidance here.

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to leverage tag functionality and related template tags that go along with it while offering only a select list of tags that can be chosen during publishing an entry.

So lets say in our blog I want the following tags and only the following tags to be available:

  • Event
  • News
  • Media

When adding a blog I'd like to be able to select on or more of these tags from a list and not be able to add a new one. To me looking more for "categories" rather than flexible tagging.

Seems the Suggest fieldtype might be part of the solution, but not sure if that would then break out of the simple tag, template tag goodness that exists for creating tag lists with number of entries for each in a sidebar and filterable blog entry lists when a tag is selected.

Is there a way to do what I am looking for?

Answered by Jason Varga! Go to answer.