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Remove RSS feed from forum?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Ajie Wibowo, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Ajie Wibowo

    Ajie Wibowo Member


    I would like to know on how to remove RSS feed from a room.
    I couldn't find it in admin panel.

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    See this post:


    If you just want to remove it for one forum then you can surround that code with a conditional, like this:

    		<xen:if is="{$forum.node_id} != 2">
    		<div class="nodeControls">
    			<a href="{xen:link forums/index.rss, $forum}" class="tinyIcon feedIcon" title="{xen:phrase rss}">{xen:phrase rss}</a>
    Note that this merely hides the RSS icon in the forum list. The feed still exists if you use the direct URL.
  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    simply disable rss in specific forum is not an option yet in xf. Truly xenforo fails in rss :(

    may I ask, why you want remove it?!
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can also use CSS to hide the icon instead of editing the HTML:

    Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> EXTRA.css

    Add this code to hide it for all forums:

    .nodeList .nodeControls
    	display: none;
    Or use this to specify just one forum:

    .nodeList .node_2 .nodeControls
    	display: none;
    Thomas likes this.
  5. Ajie Wibowo

    Ajie Wibowo Member

    So others won't steal my content? This should be an option.

    Anyway, thanks Jake.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    RSS doesn't enable thievery. Without RSS anyone can still copy public content from your forum. The RSS feed merely provides thread links to RSS clients so others can get a list of recent threads.
  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Here's an example of the rss thievery Ajie is referring too.

    This is the original subforum: http://forums.ratedesi.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12

    RD's Chat forum on worlds-forum: http://www.worlds-forum.com/forumdisplay.php/46-General-Chat

    ^^^This is why an option to turn off RSS is needed. Ever since I saw that I made my forums private.
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    wait nvm that's not looking like an rss feed anymore. looks like they jacked his whole site. he probably got hacked.
  9. snopro

    snopro New Member

    Has anyone found a way to do this yet? I'd like to remove a forum from my feed. I don't need my introduction forum in the feed and would like to disable it.

  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This also affects the outgoing RSS feed:

    Admin CP -> Applications -> Display Node Tree -> [click the forum]
    > Forum Options: Include threads from this forum when users click "What's New?"
    snopro likes this.
  11. snopro

    snopro New Member

    Thanks, that will work for now. Hopefully in the future we can will have the option to disable RSS separately from disabling What's New.
  12. Oguzhan Malli

    Oguzhan Malli Member

    if we're disallowing access to them. I think you should completely remove any reference to RSS feeds as if they don't exist at all, otherwise Google may penalize sites. request 403. There must be a more simple way.

    may I ask question? Why in XF no option for disable RSS? Is that the future will be added in updates? I think it should be added.

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