If the site config.toml file sets generate_rss = true, then Zola will generate an rss.xml page for the site, which will live at base_url/rss.xml. To generate the rss.xml page, Zola will look for a rss.xml file in the templates directory or, if one does not exist, will use the use the built-in rss template.

Only pages with a date and that are not draft will be available.

The RSS template gets two variables in addition of the config:

  • last_build_date: the date of the latest post
  • pages: see the page variables for a detailed description of what this contains