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Remove RSS feed from forum?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
See this post:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/disable-and-remove-rss.7018/#post-100098

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

Code:
		<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>
		</div>
		</xen:if>
Note that this merely hides the RSS icon in the forum list. The feed still exists if you use the direct URL.
 

kkm323

Well-known member
#3
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?!
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
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:

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

Code:
.nodeList .node_2 .nodeControls
{
	display: none;
}
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
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.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#7
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.
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.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#8
wait nvm that's not looking like an rss feed anymore. looks like they jacked his whole site. he probably got hacked.
 
#9
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?!
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.

Thanks
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#10
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.

Thanks
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?"
 
#11
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?"
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
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.