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Use jekyll-feed to generate the default site's RSS feed #5196
Rather than encouraging each new Jekyll use to hard code a RSS feed template in their generated site (where it's frozen in carbonite and will never receive bug fixes or new features), we should instead rely on the office Jekyll Feed plugin to generate the default site's RSS feed.
As an added benefit, it gives us an opportunity to show users how to use themes (and further hints that they exist and that they should use them, rather than hard-coding templates they found on the internet).
Practically, Jekyll Feed is a drop in replacement, but is a bit more battle tested, in that it handles a few edge cases surfaced from being used in some many different environments, supports relative URLs in posts, includes author metadata, post summaries, and images (all if present).
You can see the Jekyll Feed Template to compare.
Also to note, I purposely did not use
On a related note, it'd be awesome to be able to check if a plugin's installed, e.g.,