How to Remove the RSS Link in Elgg 1.7

Some Elgg users have been struggling with the RSS feature that comes with elgg by default. There is no way in which you can disable this on the admin panel. It is not a plugin, you will have to edit some files in order to remove it from the site. This article gives a step by step guide on How to Remove the RSS Link in Elgg 1.7. Connect to your website with an FTP Manager and follow these steps:

Elgg site with RSS button

Elgg site with RSS button

1. First,  inside the folder where elgg is installed, go to views/default/page_elements and open the file owner_block.php.

2. Once you open the file, locate this line of code:

<div id=”owner_block_rss_feed”><a href=”{$url}” rel=”nofollow”>{$label}</a></div>

Usually is on line 44:

3. Remove that line and save the changes.

4. Run upgrade.php and now RSS will no longer appear all across your site:

This now concludes How to Remove the RSS Link in Elgg 1.7.

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