I have a site with copyright content and do not want any RSS on it! I cannot have the content distributed legally. Specifially all categories have a default /feed that can be added to the end of the URL. I just found google was indexing this feed, but more importantly anyone who knows wordpress structures can figure it out anyway.

Is there a way to remove RSS functionality across all categories (/feed)? I looked around the internet and there are older solutions for removing one category found here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/remove-certain-categories-from-site-rss-feed

A more indepth question is how to completely remove all RSS.

This solution How to remove feeds from WordPress totally? is not very sound from a maintenance perspective as quoted "It's also super hackish and will probably break at some point in the future". Also I'm not sure how this would impact SEO to have an active link go to your homepage.

I would prefer that the links not exist versus doing a 302. Is this possible?

Is editing the .htaccess to redirect the best solution? This is what I had in mind but it seems messy.

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    Please always show your research when asking a question and search the site before doing so.
    – kaiser
    Dec 4, 2013 at 1:07
  • In code: What have you tried, what didn't work.
    – kaiser
    Dec 4, 2013 at 2:22
  • The problem is i am asking how i could stop RSS without redirecting. I don't know what the proper way is, and from the "hack" done in the source i don't know if there is a way. If i knew how to code a solution I would have already.
    – Shawn
    Dec 4, 2013 at 2:27
  • You can adjust the solution in the duplicate and just remove the redirect.
    – fuxia
    Dec 4, 2013 at 2:33
  • My understanding in the solution is that you create an empty feed url however, versus it just not existing? I.e via the empty array.
    – Shawn
    Dec 4, 2013 at 2:34


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