Is it possible to disable the RSS feed? I have a site that it isn't relevant for and just don't want it.

If it is not possible, how can I restrict what appears? How does Drupal choose what content appears in the feed?

  • is this for Drupal 7 or Drupal 8?
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 10:39
  • Actually I need to know for both, but either would be good to know.
    – James
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 10:44
  • I turned mine off in D7, but I can't remember where. Perhaps you need to empty the Feed Description box in here /admin/config/services/rss-publishing.
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 10:50

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Drupal 7

For D7 simply use Disable RSS.

This module will disable the core RSS feed at http://example.com/rss.xml, and remove any reference to it in the html header.

Drupal 8

In D8 the feed is provided by a view. Disabling it will disable the feed. Go to http://example.com/admin/structure/views/view/frontpage/edit/feed_1 and disable this display:

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Just disable the feeds' view on default taxonomy term view.


You disable in views {example.com}/admin/structure/views/view/frontpage/edit/feed_1 {example.com}/admin/structure/views/view/taxonomy_term/edit/feed_1 enter image description here

Choices menu Disable Feed

  • So the feed is generated in Views? And this stops the feed being generated? Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 9:28
  • feed had create in views, if you don't want it to show you can disable
    – vinhdv
    Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 9:46

Drupal 7

Just unset the menu entries related to RSS. This allows to disable not only the main rss.xml but also blog and taxonomy feeds.

In a module add a hook to alter the menu:

function yourmodule_menu_alter(&$items) {

Remember to clear the caches after adding this code (e.g. drush cc all).


You need to edit your page.tpl.php file and comment out or delete:

<?php print $feed_icons; ?>

Note: This will work only if no one has subscribed to the feed yet.


In Drupal 8 the printing of feeds is called from the theme.
The core base theme "Stable" inserts a line at the bottom of the template core/themes/stable/templates/views/views-view.html.twig that looks like {{ feed_icons }}. Just delete it. I'm trying out the basetheme "fortytwo" which has its own template views-view.html.twig and the relevant section is also at the bottom but looks like

{% if feed_icons %}
   <div class="feed-icons">
    {{ feed_icons }}
{% endif %}

so the section to delete may vary.

  • 2
    I suspect this will delete only the icons for the feeds, and the feed itself will still be available by typing the url
    – oksana-c
    Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 23:57
  • 2
    I want to stop the feed being generated, not just remove the icons.
    – James
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 17:04

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