Plugins: Remove those Dashboard Feeds in WordPress!

By | September 10, 2007

Well, I’ve used WordPress since version 1.1 (I think!), and I have found it easier and more sophisticated as it gets older. In addition, the number of plugins and themes has just exploded! It’s quite exciting… But one thing has always puzzled me… why do I have to have the DashBoard Feeds at all. I successfully managed to get rid of them in version 2.0, but every time I reinstall, there they are! Laughing back at me, mocking me!

Perhaps you, too, run a website using WordPress that really isn’t so appropriate for some of the feeds’ news content! Perhaps it’s a personal site, perhaps commercial grade, perhaps… Anyway, I didn’t know what to do…

That was until I found a plugin by Michael Shadle that does the job nicely…

A No-hack Dashboard Removal Plugin

I don’t know why this wasn’t discovered (or a better action put in by the WP folks to begin with that could be disabled) but I was able to find a way to disable the feeds from loading on the WordPress admin dashboard without any need for customized index.php files (which would need to be updated/re-uploaded every time WP is updated.)

If you find the WordPress Dashboard Feeds handy, then fine. But if you don’t, you should check this plugin out! It cleans them out just fine! I did find the code before, but this time it’s just easier to do with a plugin! Nice and clean… I did try another plugin, but couldn’t get any results with that… This one just worked once when activated.



Thanks, Michael. I’ll use it!

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2 thoughts on “Plugins: Remove those Dashboard Feeds in WordPress!

  1. Michael Shadle

    No problem Kenneth! Glad to help. Thanks for the link. I’m still surprised that this isn’t an option in WP already. Some day I might have time to highlight some of the other random plugins I’ve made as well. Most of them are pretty specific to my needs or my company’s needs though.

  2. kennethdickson Post author

    That’d be great! I think it works just fine! I tried to get rid of the feeds myself, but didn’t have the PHP coding skills needed.
    thanks, Michael. Good plugin!

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