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In the comment form, how do I change the URI field to URL? (2 posts)

  1. Chris Stevens
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My friend doesn't like the comment form to say URI. He wants it to say URL. I understand that URL is a URI, but he's nit-picky. I thought I'd ask here on how to change it before I start experimenting (because with my luck skills, I would probably / accidentlly shut down the internet!).

    http://sportskennel.com/

    Thanks for the help.

  2. SiteGround
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    You need to use a custom comments form.

    First, create a comments.php file with the following content. Note that you will need to add divs with the appropriate classes to make it work and look good with your theme. I am using this code as framework for all the templates I make:

    <?php if (function_exists('wp_list_comments')) : ?>
    <?php
    	if (!empty($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']) && 'comments.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
    		die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');
    	if ( post_password_required() ) { ?>
    		<p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.</p>
    	<?php
    		return;
    	}
    ?>
    <!-- You can start editing here. -->
    <?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>
    	<h2>Comments <span>(<?php comments_number('0', '1', '%');?>)</span>:</h2>
    	<ol class="commentlist">
    		<?php wp_list_comments(); ?>
    	</ol>
    	<div class="navigation">
    		<div class="alignleft"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>
    		<div class="alignright"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>
    	</div>
    	<?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>
    	<?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    		<!-- If comments are open, but there are no comments. -->
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    <?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    
    <div class="respond"><a name="respond"></a>	<div class="cancel-comment-reply">		<?php cancel_comment_reply_link(); ?>		<div class="clr"></div>
    	</div>	<?php if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID ) : ?>	<p>You must be <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>">logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
    	<?php else : ?>
    
    	<form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">
    		<?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>				<p>Logged in as <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href="<?php echo wp_logout_url(get_permalink()); ?>" title="Log out of this account">Log out &raquo;</a></p>
    		<?php else : ?>
    		<p><label for="author">Name <span><?php if ($req) echo "*"; ?></span></label></p>
    		<p><input type="text" name="author" id="author" value="<?php echo $comment_author; ?>" size="22" tabindex="1" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
    		<p><label for="email">E-mail <span><?php if ($req) echo "*"; ?></span></label></p>
    		<p><input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>" size="22" tabindex="2" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
    		<p><label for="url">Web Site</label></p>
    		<p><input type="text" name="url" id="url" value="<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>" size="22" tabindex="3" />		<?php endif; ?>
    		<p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="100%" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>
    		<p class="m0"><button name="submit" type="submit" id="submit">Submit Comment!</button>
    		<?php comment_id_fields(); ?>
    		</p>
    		<?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>
    	</form>
    <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>
    </div>
    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?><?php else: ?><?php // Do not delete these lines
    if ('comments.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
    	die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');
    	if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there's a password
    		if ($_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) {  // and it doesn't match the cookie
    			?>
    			<p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.<p>
    			<?php
    			return;
    		}
    	}
    /* This variable is for alternating comment background */
    $oddcomment = 'comment1';
    ?>
    <h2>Comments<?php comments_number('', ' (1)', ' (%)' );?></h2>
    <?php comments_number('<p>No Comments</p>', '', '' );?>
    <?php if ($comments) : $first = true; ?>
    <?php foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>
    <div class="<?php echo $oddcomment; ?><?php if ($first) { echo ' first'; $first = false; } ?>" id="comment-<?php comment_ID() ?>">
    	<div class="commentdetails">
    		<p class="commentauthor"><?php comment_author() ?></p>
    		<?php if ($comment->comment_approved == '0') : ?>
    			<em>Your comment is awaiting moderation.</em>
    		<?php endif; ?>
    			<p class="commentdate"><?php comment_date('F jS, Y') ?> at <?php comment_time() ?> <?php edit_comment_link('Edit Comment','',''); ?>
    		</p>
    	</div>
    	<?php dp_gravatar(); ?>
    	<br class="break" />
    	<?php comment_text() ?>
    </div>
    <?php endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    <h2 id="respond">d</h2>
    <?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    	<?php if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID ) : ?>
    	<p>You must be <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php the_permalink(); ?>">logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
    	<?php else : ?>
    	<form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">
    	<?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>
    	<p>Logged in as <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-login.php?action=logout" title="Log out of this account">Logout &raquo;</a></p>
    	<?php else : ?>
    		<p><input size="36" type="text" name="author" /> Name <span class="required">*</span></p>
    		<p><input size="36" type="text" name="email" /> Mail <span class="required">*</span></p>
    		<p><input size="36" type="text" name="url" /> Website</p>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    		<p><textarea rows="12" cols="42" name="comment"></textarea></p>
    		<p><button name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" tabindex="5">Submit Comment</button>
    		<input type="hidden" name="comment_post_ID" value="<?php echo $id; ?>" />
    		</p>
    		<?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>
    	</form>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    
    <?php endif; ?>

    Next, you need to open all your WordPress pages like page.php, single.php and all others when you call the comments function. In them, replace the standard comments function with:

    <?php comments_template(); ?>

    Doing that will grant you full access to the comments box :)

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