Removing external feeds from your WordPress dashboard

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Some time ago I developed a simple plugin named Dashboard Fitness for my own use that simply makes one thing; remove the Automattic feeds from my WordPress dashboard.

I hate to have those feeds loading in my dashboard, because I have they already in my feed reader, so there is no need for me to make my dashboard wait to load the feeds everytime I access to my blog.

And now, with the release of WordPress 2.5 it gets even more annoying, not only showing developer blog and wordpress planet feeds but showing extend plugins too…

So I decided to upgrade my plugin and release it.

The plugin itself is very simple. Has no options to setup, simply upload to your plugins dir and activate it.

After that, in your dashboard page, you’ll only see your blog stats (the ones provided by the WP core) and the incoming links. So it removes:

In WP 2.3: Developer blog and WordPress planet feeds.

In WP 2.5: The same than above plus the Extend Plugins feed.

Requirements:

The plugin has been tested under WordPress 2.3.x and 2.5, if you use any previous version of WP this plugin may not work.

Download and install:

Download Dashboard Fitness and put the plugin file in your wp-contents/plugins/ directory, activate it in the plugins page and… all done! :)

Please, keep in mind that the simplicity of the plugin is one of the reasons for me to make the plugin, so dont expect any new version adding options page or so… the plugin is just for do it what it already does ;)

5 pensamientos en “Removing external feeds from your WordPress dashboard

  1. Samuel Aguilera

    Bueno, yo soy partidario de instalar cuantos menos plugins mejor y cuanto más simples también, si quieres darle uso a los widgets del dashboard cuando los haya disponibles para el interés de cada uno pues desde luego este no es el plugin que necesitas.

    Pero simplemente para quitar los feeds que es lo que yo quería hacer es más que suficiente, y en código es de lo más sencillo y no interfiere con nada… simplemente elimina los feeds y punto.

  2. Samuel Aguilera

    @nicot: como comento en la entrada, en un principio no tengo intención de añadir nuevas funciones a esta extensión. de todos modos, tendré en cuenta tu sugerencia si cambiase de opinión y me animase a añadirle nuevas funciones.

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