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How to disable RSS feeds in WordPress

By default, WordPress generates all types of different RSS feeds for your site. While RSS feeds can be useful if you are running a blog, businesses might not always utilize these. Not every site out there has a blog.

https://domain.com/feed/
https://domain.com/feed/rss/
https://domain.com/feed/rss2/
https://domain.com/feed/rdf/
https://domain.com/feed/atom/
https://domain.com/comments/feed/

Note: Other things like iCal sometimes also rely on RSS feeds.

Disable RSS feeds

Follow the steps below to disable RSS feeds.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab and “General” sub-navigation menu, toggle on “Disable RSS Feeds.”

Disable RSS feeds with Perfmatters plugin
Disable RSS feeds with Perfmatters plugin

Step 3

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

The RSS feeds are now disabled, and if you visit them, it will result in a 301 redirect back to the homepage.

RSS feeds redirect to homepage
RSS feeds redirect to homepage

Make sure to also check out how to remove RSS feed links.

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