I want to disable the default Drupal 7 RSS feeds located at /rss.xml. Can this be achieved?
I want to create my own custom RSS feeds. I have tried with the Views module, but I can't define my own fields, and default feed contains a lot of HTML etc. I just want to create a clean RSS feed with title and body summarized to 150 chars, but without HTML, like in this feed: b.dk/seneste/rss.
For your first question, I found the RSS Permissions module, which allow you to disable the RSS feeds based on roles. I haven't tested this out, but it seems to be actively developed. (NOTE: This is for Drupal 7.)
For question 1, I have used the answer by Rick Umali.
For question 2: I made a field formatter for the text fields called "Trimmed and stripped" that first strips all HTML and then trims the length of the value. Next I configured the RSS display type for my content types to use this "Trimmed and stripped" field formatter on body. Finally I created the wanted views through Views 3.x module.
But this still leaves HTML around each field. And I wanted to have a clean RSS feed, so I also created a template file named views-view-row-rss.tpl.php, which runs a htmlspecialchars_decode() on $description, and then strip_tags() and finally check_plain()...
And I now got the wanted result - but I think there most be a better solution out there... Or else I should maybe write a module for this one day :)
Question 1: You should use Views module to create a feed on that path, this will override the items included in the home page feed.
Question 2: You can change the default RSS settings for the site to include full node content or the title or title + summary. Then on a per content type you can set a custom display for feeds, if you need to tweak what is included in the feeds.