WordPress CMS Tips: Removing RSS Feeds
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If you've ever wanted to use WordPress to build a non-blog-based website, this article is for you. It will show you how to remove RSS feeds, one of the signal features of blogging websites, from your WordPress installation.WordPress ( http://wordpress.org/
) is an open source blogging platform and can be used as a CMS (Content Management system) for building professional websites. Using WordPress for blogging is easy, and there is no adjustment necessary to the basic installation except dealing with its themes or templates to provide the unique look that you want.
However, things can get a bit complicated if you are developing professional websites that rely on the WordPress CMS. One of these difficulties involves completely removing its blogging features, such as RSS, which are not needed. But there are several advantages to using WordPress for a non-blogging implementation, such as:
- Lots of open source (free) community support as well as tutorials.
- It's free to use, even for commercial implementations.
- It's optimized for PHP/MySQL in Linux/Apache server, which means you can find lots of affordable hosting and even free web hosting.
- It's a user friendly/very easy to use CMS for adding/editing content.
- Lots of free and customizable themes.
- SEO friendly website structure.
- Lots of open source plug-ins for both common and complex web tasks; this makes WordPress a highly configurable and flexible CMS.
- It's web standards compliant, and valid HTML offers an advantage in terms of the user's browsing experience.
- Free security patches and updates for any vulnerability and exploits reported. This makes using the updated version of WordPress secure.
It is extremely important to present a professional website. If you are using WordPress, you need to do some work to remove all blogging-related features such as RSS feeds. You can find details on making a professional-looking WordPress website elsewhere on Dev Mechanic.
This tutorial will further strengthen your WordPress development skills in non-blogging implementations by removing the default RSS elements.
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