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Disable Feeds

Developer solarissmoke
Update Time March 30, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
PHP Version: 3.5 +
WordPress Version: 3.9

Tag

feeds rss atom disable rdf

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1.0 1.1 1.1.1 1.2 1.2.1 1.3.1

Description:

This plugin disables all RSS/Atom/RDF feeds on your site. It is useful if you use WordPress purely as a content management system (and not for blogging). All requests for feeds will be redirected to the corresponding HTML content. There are a couple of options to tweak the plugin's behaviour - go to Settings -> Reading to see them. If you come across any bugs or have suggestions, please use the plugin support forum or email me. I can't fix it if I don't know it's broken! Please check the FAQ for common issues.

Installation:

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. That's it. All feeds are now disabled (and any requests for a feed will be redirected back to the parent content).

FAQs:

Why should I disable feeds?

Feeds are useful if you have regularly updated content (blog posts, comments) on your site, and you want people to be able to subscribe to those updates. If you have static pages, then they aren't, and just add overhead to your site.

There are still RSS links on my site!

This plugin is only able to disable feeds themselves. The links to feeds are generated by your theme, and you will have to edit your theme (or remove the related widgets) to remove those links.

What if I don't want to redirect feed requests?

In Settings -> Reading you will find an option to turn off redirection and issue a 404 (page not found) response instead.

What if I want to keep the main post/comment feeds but disable all other feeds?

In Settings -> Reading you will find an option to allow global feeds. All other feeds (individual post comments, archives, search, category etc.) will still be disabled.

Changelog:

1.3.1 1.3 1.2.1 1.2 1.1.1 1.1 1.0