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I am currently working on the completion of a custom template and my last hurdle is to be able to remove the comments feed link being added to the head of the page.

For example: in firefox when you open any of the pages on my site there is an rss icon, when clicked I am shown 3 options to add to my reader but the last two are related to comments.

The culprits are located in the

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Example Title &raquo; Comments Feed" href="http://example.com/comments/feed" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Example Title &raquo; Home Page Comments Feed" href="http://example.com/home-page/feed" />

I wish to have the main feed, which contains blog posts from the blog area of the site but do not want any comments, therefore comment feeds are useless to me!

I am wondering if there is a way I can remove these via the functions.php or some way through wordpress rather than coming up with another (messier) solution?

Thanks, Tristan

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Add this to functions.php

add_filter('post_comments_feed_link', '__return_null');
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  • This removed one of the links in the head, the following still remains: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Example &raquo; Comments Feed" href="example.com/comments/feed" />
    – TGuimond
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 14:18
  • In this case you have to edit wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php and delete the line with the comments_link_feed(), as it uses get_comments_link and there's no filter to disable it as it's with post_comments_feed_link.
    – Sergi
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 14:53
  • This question answers how to remove the site-wide comments feed with simple filter code: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/126174/…
    – jerclarke
    Commented Mar 21, 2020 at 0:58
  • Note: it will remove tag from your page's code, but direct link will be still working so your comments feed stay exposed
    – user102310
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 13:50
  • For secure feed removal check wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/162833/102310
    – user102310
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 13:57
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This is what most plugins and devs use:

remove_action( 'wp_head', 'feed_links_extra', 3);

Add it in your theme's functions.php (before the last ?> if you don't know what you are doing).

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None of the above solutions worked for me on Wordpress 3.3.2.
In a category page, for example I had:

application/rss+xml" title="title feed" href="http://www.example.com/feed/" />
application/rss+xml" title="Title Comments Feed" href="http://www.example.com/comments/feed/" />
application/rss+xml" title="Title Category Feed" href="http://www.example.com/cat/feed/" />

To remove the first and the second line (main feed and comments feed), I'v haded the following code to /wp-content/themes/my-theme-name/functions.php

remove_action('wp_head', 'feed_links', 2); 
add_action('wp_head', 'my_feed_links');

On main page none of those will be displayed.

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    WordPress 3.3.2 is outdated and should not be used anymore.
    – fuxia
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 19:02
  • True! :) Also worked on Wordpress 3.4.2.
    – PJunior
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 12:43
  • Note feed still exists you just don't link to it. Commented Dec 22, 2019 at 2:04

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