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How-To: Rid Yourself of WP Admin Notifications

I have often times perused the backend of my WordPress installations in search of a setting to alter to turn off admin notifications. I’m sure there are a lot of people who find it very helpful to receive an email every time someone registers at their blog. I am not one of those people. I find it extremely annoying.

Turning to Google, my BFF, I saw a couple of solutions that I wasn’t down with. One was creating an email filter to sent those notifications to a folder. Not good enough. Another option was to edit the WordPress code itself. I probably could have gone that route, but I’d rather not tamper with core WP files if I don’t have to.

My search then led me to a wonderful plugin called Register Plus. It gives you more control over what visitors to your site see when they register. It’s really neat if you want options like changing the WP logo to one of your own, of adding custom fields to the register form. However, in my eyes, the best feature is the wonderful checkbox at the bottom which asks you if you’d like to disable admin notification emails. Yes, please!

Get rid of admin notifications with Register Plus

Get rid of admin notifications with Register Plus

We’ve all heard that it’s the small things that make life enjoyable. Well, sometimes other “little things” can get on your last damn nerves! I’m glad to have found a solution to this pestering.

So, I will now go about installing this on my more popular blogs. Thank you, Register Plus!

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New Tutorial: Saving MySpace Music

I know it’s been a hot minute since I posted my first tutorial; saving music from Imeem. Now I’m back with another tutorial. This time I give you some options on how to save music from MySpace.

There’s a long and reliable method as well as a quick way that may disappear from the web at any minute. So you have your choice!

Read all about here. Download away!

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Week 2 Couch to 5k Podcast Ready!

I finished this last night, but an unstable internet situation prevented me from updating properly.

I finished my Week 2 Podcast for the Couch to 5k Running Program last night. The process was much smoother than my Week 1 experiment! The hardest part is picking out the music!

So this time around, I stuck with the Hip Hop theme and used songs like Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, DMX’s “Party Up”, Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get Retarded”, and Ludacris’ “Stand Up”.

Check it all out and download it on my special Couch to 5K Podcast page.

I’m probably going to do my run today after dinner. I usually go before, but it’s 90+ degrees — with tons of humidity — and they are urging people to stay out of the intense heat unless they need to be out. So, I’ll wait until 9ish to get my run in. I don’t particularly like to run after dinner, but in the interest of keeping safe, that’s what I may end up doing. I may end up going slower, but that’s ok. I’ll pick it back up on Wednesday!

If you hadn’t noticed, I also opened up a new section; tutorials. You can find a nice and easy way to download (and convert) music from imeem. You’re welcome!

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