Edit RSS feed confluence

Since anonymous users cannot receive email notifications about the changes in a specific page, we are thinking of enabling RSS feeds.

The only thing that we would like to hide from an RSS feed is the "Page added by ...", "Page edited by ...", because we don't want the names of our staff being visible, this because of privacy reasons.

Is this possible or is there any workaround?

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Hi David,

Yes, it is possible. We'll just need to edit the page-metadata.vm file inside the Confluence Install directory.

Please refer to this guide that will provide you the steps to perform this configuration:

If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Luiz Maia
Atlassian Support


Hi Luiz,

Thanks for the reply. Two things, if I modified the changes will affect also the pages in confluence not only the RSS feed, right?

Second, my page-metadata.vm only contains this

#skiplink("page-metadata", $i18n.getText("assistive.skiplink.to.metadata.start"), $i18n.getText("assistive.skiplink.to.metadata.end"))
    <div class="page-metadata">
            <li class="page-metadata-modification-info">
                #pageByline($page $action.dateFormatter false)


Am I looking at the wrong place?

Hi David,

Yes, this setting is applied to all pages, not only RSS feed. sad

About the page-metadata.vm file, I just checked and I believe this has been change in the latest Confluence versions, so the in this case I suggest you apply the CSS option:

Go to Confluence Admin >> Stylesheet (Global Stylesheet)

     display:none !important;

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Luiz Maia
Atlassian Support

I'm afraid the CSS option does not work. Any other options?

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