Blogger :Remove Subscribe to Posts (Atom) feedlinks

Blogger :Remove Subscribe to Posts (Atom) feedlinks
Feed links are quick and easy ways on a blog/website for users to subscribe to the latest news or the newsletter.Hence there are one of the best ways to increase your blog readership but as the time advanced the feed readers have evolved the reading methods and so did the feed format from Atom to RSS.Today, many people have switched to RSS feed due to better structuring and display, Atom has lost its popularity as a feed link to subscribe on blogging sites, besides that today's feed readers can read any format of feed and convert them according to users choice.

Besides being unwanted,feed links like Subscribe to Posts (Atom) and Comments (Atom) in Blogger default templates diminish the beauty of a blog Also , the don't work properly unless you have a feed reader that reads Atom and is activated at that particular time. Apart from that, these links help in SEO and crawling of the feed for both published posts and comments consequently increasing one's visibility on the web. But if you already have an RSS reader activated like Feedburner then removing these atom feed links is not a bad step.If you consider the fact that your feeds are now handled somewhere else and in a lot better format than Atom to which users can subscribe effortlessly. So,let's begin to remove these unwanted links from your blog.Below are the three available methods to remove the feed links.Be sure to backup your template before doing any changes to your template code.

Method-1: Hide Feed links by CSS


This is the easiest method to hide/remove feed links.
Steps to follow :
Go to your Blogger Template Designer → Click Customize → navigate to Advanced CSS and add in the below line of code to hide the feed links from your blogger blog.
.feed-links {display:none !important;}
Or

Copy the above CSS and paste it above the skin.If this also does not work then paste this CSS above </head> and enclose it in style tags.
The above code simply hides the icon links from the browser but may be visible on blogger template editor preview.

Method-2: Deleting Post Feed links Permanently


If you have already burned your Blogger blogs feed with a third party feed burning service like Feedburner.com then you won't be needing these feed links because it is taking care of your feeds subscription.To delete the posts (Atom) feed link in blogger
follow these steps :
Go to your Blogger Template → Click Edit HTML → search for the feed link data tag and delete it.Your post feed link will look like the below code:
<b:include data='feedLinks' name='feedLinksBody'/>
Search the above code by pressing CTRL+F and delete it to remove Posts(Atom) from your blog and save the template.
Similarly, to delete Comments feed link find the below code :
<data:feedlinksmsg/>
using CTRL+F and delete the code below and finally, save your template to get rid of comment feed links also forever from your blog.

<div class='feed-links'> <data:feedLinksMsg/> <b:loop values='data:links' var='f'> <a class='feed-link' expr:href='data:f.url' expr:type='data:f.mimeType' target='_blank'><data:f.name/> (<data:f.feedType/>)</a> </b:loop> </div>

Method-3: Eliminate Post Feed links with HTML browser Comments


This method is one of my favourite methods to hide widgets and requires you to just comment some lines in HTML.
Steps to follow :
For posts (Atom) feed link find
<b:include data='feedLinks' name='feedLinksBody'/>
and replace the above code with the following code:
<!--b:include data='feedLinks' name='feedLinksBody'/-->
Similarly,for posts comment Atom feed search for
<data:feedLinksMsg/>
Replace the above code with the below code.
<!--<div class='feed-links'> <data:feedLinksMsg/> <b:loop values='data:links' var='f'> <a class='feed-link' expr:href='data:f.url' expr:type='data:f.mimeType' target='_blank'><data:f.name/> (<data:f.feedType/>)</a> </b:loop> </div>-->

This method is HTML comment tag method which tells a browser that it's a comment and so it prevents rendering/loading it.

Last Words :

Did you find the above methods of removing feed links helpful ? If you encountered any problem, then do comment it. Also,don't forget to share this post on social media.Thanks
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