I am a newbie at WordPress and wanted to know if their is a way to remove RSS notifications from the theme I am using. I tried looking for a functions.php file but have not had any luck. I am using the Opulus Sombre theme.

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I never used the theme "Opulus Sombre". But the feed link on the <head> section typically comes from the functions.php. There is a line saying1:

add_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links'  );

Otherwise it can be hard-coded to your header.php like2:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?> RSS Feed" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />

1. Codex: Automatic Feed Links
2. WordPress 3.0 Theme Tip Feed Links — ottopress.com


Thanks to Chip Bennett for the actual answer, just putting that into the answer with full respect to him:
Just use the following code into your functions.php to remove feed link:

add_action( 'after_theme_support', 'wpse_122841_remove_feed' );

function wpse_122841_remove_feed() {
   remove_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links' );

Thanks to Chip Bennett for the addition. Thanks birgire and Vincent for suggesting the fixes.

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    +1. Use remove_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links' ), in a callback hooked into after_theme_support, to remove. Nov 11, 2013 at 2:07
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    You're missing a semicolon at the end of remove_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links' ). Feb 11, 2017 at 16:16
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    I would also suggest prefixing the function name to avoid possible name collision.
    – birgire
    Feb 11, 2017 at 17:40

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