How to Hide Archive and RSS on Tumblr
By Naomi Bolton
Some of the themes that are available on Tumblr include links to the archive and RSS feeds of a blog. While themes such as Rubber Cement allow you to hide the archive and RSS links, other themes lack this option. However, Tumblr allows you to edit the HTML code for any theme that you have installed, making it easy to hide the archive and RSS links yourself. Enclosing the relevant sections of code with comment tags hides the content from visitors to your site while still allowing you the option to unhide it later.
Sign in to your Tumblr account, click the name of your blog, and then select your primary blog or one of your secondary blogs from the list.
Click "Customize," and then click the "Edit HTML" link.
Press "Ctrl-F" to open the Find function, and then type "Archive" (without the quotation marks) in the search box to highlight this word in the code window. The correct line of code should be similar to the following:
Insert a new line, and then type "<!--" (without the quotation marks) above the archive link code to specify the start of a comment.
Insert a new line, and then type "-->" (without the quotation marks) below the archive link code to specify the end of a comment. The code text between the start and end of the comment tags turns gray to indicate that it will be ignored by the browser.
Repeat the process for the RSS section of code, and then press the "Update Preview" button. If done correctly, the archive and RSS links in the preview window should be hidden.
Click the "Save" button to store the changes to the theme code.
If at any point you want to display the archive and RSS links again, remove the "<!--" and "-->" tags that you inserted.
Virtually growing up in a computer repair shop, Naomi Bolton has held a passion for as long as she can remember. After earning a diploma through a four year course in graphic design from Cibap College, Bolton launched her own photography business. Her work has been featured on Blinklist, Gameramble and many others.