QUESTION:

How do I stop XML feeds from registering an update when a comment is posted?



ANSWER:

There are two configuration options for this. In preferences > advanced, under the Publish heading:

  • Show comment count in feeds? no/yes

This determines whether or not the comment count is included in the article title in XML feeds (‘My article [4]’).

  • New comment means site updated? no/yes

This controls whether or not to signal a feed update when a comment is posted.