If one finds one cannot endure the lure of the “little orange thingy” which informs one of new “likes/comments/follows,” &c, then the following solution should be undertaken:
- Log out of your account
- Create another user i.e. “davidemeronII”
- Set its primary blog to Private
- change the user’s display name to something like “REMOVE THIS NOW”
- Log out of this account and log back into your “real” account
- From each blog you use, invite your user (i.e. “davidemeronII”) to be an EDITOR.
- Log out and log back into your new account
- Check the email for the new account and accept all invitations you sent.
- Now, you can edit drafts already posted and nothing will change
- It is best to put the Author widget toward the top of the “Add New Post” page.
- Because it will default to user “REMOVE THIS NOW”
- Never post as this user
- Never comment as this user
- If you do, edit the comments or posts to reflect your normal username i.e. “David Emeron”
- You will never receive any notifications while logged in this way.
- You can answer comments on this account, without affecting this
- IF you always remember to change the user when you are posting.
- SO IT IS BEST NOT TO DO THIS.
- When you are ready for the cacauphany of comments, likes, follows, &c, just:
- LOG OUT, and log back into your regular user account, and do whatever you wish.
(This post was published in this manner, my “little grey thingy” never changed into a “little orange thingy.”)
This is much better, and is far less nerdy, than using script blocking techniques. I would much prefer that wordpress allow you to turn all notification OFF, but, until they do, this works perfectly.