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Disable RSS feed?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Kevboston, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Kevboston

    Kevboston New Member

    My forum is visible only to registered/paying members and the RSS feeds do not work because login is required... is there a way I can remove the RSS icons from my forum?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can remove the icons but that won't disable the feed.
    You will need an add-on for that.

    I have moved the thread to the correct support forum, if you haven't already done so, associate your forum account with your licence so you can post in the customer forums.
    You are currently showing as an unlicensed customer.

  3. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    .nodeList .nodeControls
    display: none;
  4. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind a CSS option, you could do:
    .node .nodeControls,.footerLinks a.globalFeed{display:none;}
    Simply place that into the Extra.css template :).
  5. Kevboston

    Kevboston New Member

    Thanks all for your quick replies! LP-John, your code works great - thank you!
  6. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    This worked for removing the RSS icons but I want to completely remove RSS ability from my forum as it is a closed community. How can I do this without a mod? Thank you
  7. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    If your permissions are set so that only registered members can view any of the content then you can simply hide the RSS icons and even if unregistered users found the RSS feed, they couldn't view anything. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. The outgoing feed obeys your forum permissions. If guests aren't allowed to view content then the feed will be empty for them.
    jamalfree likes this.
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to allow the RSS feeds to be only used by registered members whilst having the forums open to guests?

    Most of my forums are open to guests. I want to implement advertisements in the future for guests; registered users won't see them. I therefore need a way to prevent guests from avoiding seeing the ads on the website by them using RSS (or alternatively include ads in the Rss if I can't do this).
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The RSS feeds use the same permission option as threads/posts so that's not possible.

    Including ads also isn't an available feature.
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this, Brogan.

    I'm surprised that neither of these has been raised before (at least I've not seen them in my short time here). It appears that quite a few forum admins use advertising to guests as a way of generating income but RSS can bypass this if using Chris Deeming's Description for RSS addon. It's a shame as I'd really like to offer the full RSS feature to registered users but prevent it being used by guests whilst leaving the forums open for guests to view with advertising.
    imno007 likes this.
  12. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    I want to hide the RSS icons in the nodes but keep one in the footer. How do I do that?

    Edit: OK, that was painfully obvious.
    .node .nodeControls{display:none;}

  13. Axel B

    Axel B Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing the CSS!
  14. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I tried using this code. The RSS icons were still there - but all my prettifying of categories on the bars disappeared! Wah!

    EDIT Found another snippet that worked.

    .node .tinyIcon
    display: none !important;
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
  15. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    You can also find this in the node_forum_level_2 template and comment it out, which means it wouldn't be rendered at all:

    <div class="nodeControls">
                <a href="{xen:link forums/index.rss, $forum}" class="tinyIcon feedIcon" title="{xen:phrase rss}">{xen:phrase rss}</a>
    With CSS, people can still undo the no display by using the browser inspection tool.
  16. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  17. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    An add-on is not needed for what a simple template or CSS edit can do.
  18. gemsababy

    gemsababy New Member

    Thank you John i added your code to my css as well as i didnt like it on the forum and it worked a treat a simple 30 second fix
  19. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    Is there a way to tell if the forums RSS feed is being used at all before deciding to remove it?
  20. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not something tracked internally. You'd need to look at your raw web server logs for it (looking for "index.rss" should find it).

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