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Remove Email/Website from comments? (11 posts)

  1. neodan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How can I remove the e-mail and website all together from the comment reply section?

  2. uwiuw
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you can edit your your comments.php file. This file location is in your theme folder.

    try to find <input type="text" name="url" id="url" ... or something similar then delete or change it to hidden like this :

    <input type="hidden" name="url" id="url" ...

    PS : you still need email if you want user to send comment.

    Btw, the thing you ask is about front end or back end (dashboard) ?

  3. neodan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So if I take out the e-mail I won't be able to get comments?

    Is that the downside of doing this? In other words, I can't just have a name and comment message?

  4. uwiuw
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes, that is the downside. wordpress has design their comment mechanism based on user name and email combination. More over, their avatar profile picture (usually call gravatar) based on email address.

  5. technonow
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Neodan,

    I'd tried the above, but with my theme it got rid of the URL input box but still left the URL title.

    I found that commenting out the whole paragraph worked for me.

    Just find the above code in your comments.php file, find the start of the paragraph indicated by <p> and place <-- before it like this:

    <!-- <p>

    Do the same where the paragraph ends, like this:

    </p> -->
    That comments out the whole paragraph and removes both the title and the input field.

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    personally, I would never comment on a blog where I can't have my site linked
    you want comments but you don't want to return any love.
    the comment links are "nofollow" so it wouldn't be like I was getting any google juice from commenting

  7. technonow
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't mind reciprocal links either, and I've no objection to any link within the post itself as long as it's relevant to the post and adds something to it. But if someone makes 100 comments on my website that's 100 separate outgoing links.

    It seems to be a case of all or nothing.

    Reciprocal love is great. One sided love is oppressive!

  8. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    But if someone makes 100 comments on my website that's 100 separate outgoing links.

    and how does that hurt you?
    someone commenting that much is really livening up your site and therefore building your site - or is just a nuisance that should be banned

  9. uwiuw
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes it will be weird if somebody can comment but can not put their link into their comment. it so against the norm (or break something taboo). And it seem like some kind irresponsible comment from somebody completely anonymous.

  10. neodan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    its that most of my target audience doesnt have a website so why have that field when they make it up anyways?

  11. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    its that most of my target audience doesnt have a website so why have that field when they make it up anyways?

    ok - it's your blog - not trying to dissuade you but that is an optional field

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