I am looking to have the text "1 Comments" (etc) without having it act as a hyperlink to the comments of the post. Likewise, elsewhere I am trying to have the hyperlink of the same aforementioned comments text, but without the text, instead using an image.
In index.php I realise that:
<?php comments_popup_link('Comments (0)', 'Comments (1)', 'Comments (%)'); ?>
is the script that gets this bit working, but it only acts as a hyperlink and text as one whole. Is there any way of getting one or the other?