How To remove an RSS icon from the sidebar?

Last updated by ihayredinov Comments (3)

The RSS icon is added to your sidebar by the plugin_hook in Elgg's care. To remove the icon, it's enough to add the following line of code to your start.php init function:

elgg_unregister_plugin_hook_handler('output:before', 'layout', 'elgg_views_add_rss_link');

  • Great! Thinks.

    That just what I'm looking for.

  • I'd love to remove the RSS from my faithful old version 1.8 but what on earth is "Elgg's care" ? I have never had any file by that name. Is it in later versions ?

  • Very useful.

    each Plugin in your mod folder has a start.php file.

    I simply edited a few of the ones we use mostly , like the Groups Plugin, the Discussions Plugin, and the News Plugin. And it seems to work. The icon no longer appears in our site as we will not be providing RSS feeds to other sites.


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