Django ModelForm to have a hidden input

So I have my TagStatus model. I'm trying to make a ModelForm for it. However, my form requires that the hidden input be populated with the {{ tag.name }}. I've been looking through the docs and I don't know how to make the tag field a hidden input. Perhaps a ModelForm isn't the way to go?

models.py:

    class TagStatus(models.Model):
        user = models.ForeignKey(User, null=True, unique=True)
        status = models.CharField(max_length=2, choices=tag_statuses)
        tag = models.ForeignKey(Tag, null=True, blank=True)

        def __unicode__(self):
            return self.status

        def save(self, *args, **kwargs):
            super(TagStatus, self).save(*args, **kwargs)

    class TagStatusForm(modelForm):
        class Meta:
            model = TagStatus
            fields = ('status','tag') 
            widgets = {
                 'select': Select,
                 'tag': ???
            }

django views.py:

    @login_required
    def tags(request):
        all_tags = Tag.objects.all()
        context = base_context(request)
        if request.method == 'POST':
            if 'status_check' in request.POST:
                status_form = TagStatusForm(request.POST)
                #if request.is_ajax():
                if status_form.is_valid():
                    status_form.save()
                    response = simplejson.dumps({"status": "Successfully changed status"})
                else:
                    response = simplejson.dumps({"status": "Error"})
                    return HttpResponse (response, mimetype='application/json')
        status_form = TagStatusForm()
        context['status_form'] = status_form
        context['all_tags'] = all_tags
        return render_to_response('tags/tags.html', context, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

template:

    {% for tag in all_tags %}
    ....
    <form class="nice" id="status-form" method="POST" action="">
         {% csrf_token %}
          <input type="hidden" name="status_check" />
          <input type='hidden' name="tag" value="{{ tag.name }}" />
         {{ status_form.status }}
    </form>
    ...
    {% endfor %}

How would I go about making a hidden input through a django ModelForm and then populate it through the template?

To make a field in a ModelField a hidden field, use a HiddenInput widget. The ModelForm uses a sensible default widget for all the fields, you just need to override it when the object is constructed.

    class TagStatusForm(forms.ModelForm):
        class Meta:
            model = TagStatus
            widgets = {'tag': forms.HiddenInput()}

From: stackoverflow.com/q/15795869

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