RSS/Atom Update

RSS and Atom feeds are back online.

Originally we thought RSS and ATOM feeds were a bit of a dead standard only used by bots to hijack articles (very badly) and post them on their own site as original content. However, a lot of people have moved beyond this method of theft and instead just let AI do it for them. We're turning it back on. Why? Because with the whole webring resurgence, there's also a bit of demand to have some level of interconnectivity.

Thus, it comes back online.

RSS FeedDisabling RSS  and ATOM in WordPress.

For those wondering how we told WordPress to stop RSS and ATOM feeds, this is what we did to our function.php within the child theme of our site:


// Disable RSS feeds.

function disable_feeds() {
  wp_redirect( home_url() );

// Disable global RSS, RDF & Atom feeds.
add_action( 'do_feed', 'disable_feeds', -1 );
add_action( 'do_feed_rdf', 'disable_feeds', -1 );
add_action( 'do_feed_rss', 'disable_feeds', -1 );
add_action( 'do_feed_rss2', 'disable_feeds', -1 );
add_action( 'do_feed_atom', 'disable_feeds', -1 );

// Disable comment feeds.
add_action( 'do_feed_rss2_comments', 'disable_feeds', -1 );
add_action( 'do_feed_atom_comments', 'disable_feeds', -1 );

// Prevent feed links from being inserted in the <head> of the page.
add_action( 'feed_links_show_posts_feed', '__return_false', -1 );
add_action( 'feed_links_show_comments_feed', '__return_false', -1 );
remove_action( 'wp_head', 'feed_links', 2 );
remove_action( 'wp_head', 'feed_links_extra', 3 );

Even though originally it just led to hundreds of websites jacking titles and claiming them as their own. I do listen to my contact form and they really wanted this enabled. Wish granted. But if it gets too stupid I can easily turn the comment brackets off on these.

Where is the RSS/ATOM?

  • RSS 2.0 Format - here or here - they are both the same.
  • RSS 0.92 Format - here.
  • RDF/RSS 1.0 Format - here.
  • ATOM Format - here.

Now you can keep track of when we post something in whatever app you want. We feel the RSS modules are a little on the noisy side. But whatever. It's just text at this state.

I'm not entirely sure if the RSS/ATOM address translation will work on Tor and I2P websites. That would require more testing.


While we are at it. Minus well TRY to give some rules to search engines to prevent repeatable content from being indexed.

User-agent: *
Disallow: */feed/*

That is what server said.


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