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In WordPress, how to remove website url from comments

Learn how to build a Website in order to earn revenueI wanted a while back to find out how to remove the website url when people were leaving their comments at the bottom of any of my WordPress Pages and Posts where applicable feedback allows the conversation to continue, thereby allowing the comments to act as additional sources of information for you.

Below is the desired affect:
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In WordPress, how to remove website url from comments

In the end for me, this required a code change to one of the underlying code files under the hood. So before making any changes like this, it is recommended to backup your website and WordPress files. I tend to be very careful, and tend to document my changes in case I have to revert back. You should too.

  • WordPress Dashboard, Appearance, Editor
  • Select the Theme Functions file (usually called functions.php)
  • Then at the bottom of the file, add code similar to the following:
    Sample HTML source to remove website from comments in WordPress
  • Check and double check and triple check that your code is exactly the same as above.
  • Click on the update file button to save these changes.
  • Test the change to ensure you are happy with it.
  • If not, either revert back to what the code was before or check again that the code is exactly the same. Then save the change, and test the change again. Repeat these steps until you are happy.

This approach worked for me with the WordPress Theme I used at the time of writing this. There is no guarantee that it will work for you.

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Update

I have changed my mind since implementing the idea of removing the website URL in the comments section. If someone goes to the effort of leaving a comment and includes a website URL and the comment is not spam, than it is only good manners to leave a comment on their website. 🙂

2 thoughts on “In WordPress, how to remove website url from comments”

  1. hi david
    I was wondering about how to modify this column, thanks for sharing this tutorial!!!Your tutorials rulezz

    • Hi Milos,

      You are welcome. After I learned how to do this and implemented it, I then decided to undo it. You will have noticed that reason in the update section towards the end of the article. Just something to keep in mind.

      Thanks for your comments and thanks for dropping by.

      Kind Regards,
      David

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