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Comments and "Joni's First Name (required)" (9 posts)

  1. behnt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have enabled comments on my install and for people to comment there is a default required field entitled "Joni's First Name (required)" what the heck is that? How do I remove it?

    Ben
    http://www.AdventuresOfBen.com

  2. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    it looks like some sort of spam protection.

  3. behnt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Spam protection is great the people posting will not know the answer, disallowing them from commenting. So it basically defeats the purpose of having comments. I do not want that.

    I want to get rid of this

    How do I do that.

  4. Justin Tadlock
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Deactivate whatever plugin you're using or contact the plugin author for information on how to remove that input box.

  5. behnt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There is no plugins on my site. This seems to be a default setting in WP

  6. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i can assure you its not a default setting in wordpress. maybe its part of your theme.

  7. behnt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ya I see that it was in the theme and I just cut the code out and all works fine. Sorry to bother everyone but if you use the Type Writer by Ivan Minic for Pixelita Designs LLC theme there is a dialog box and test that needs to be removed from the comments PHP file.

    Thanks for your time Boober and Greenshady I appreciate your time in helping me out!

    Ben

  8. mechx1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm guessing Joni's first name is Joni. Yes, it's pretty clearly an addition to keep Spam Bots from hammering your comments. This was most likely added by the author of your theme, and it might be best to ask him/her if it can be disabled. To do it yourself, I expect that You would have to edit out the form field in comments.php, and probably disable the code in wp-comments-post.php that handles this field.

  9. mechx1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Looks like my post was too late, you already handled it. Best

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