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Comment form: Change label "URL" to "Your Homepage" or "Your Website Addres

  1. Nancy
    Member

    About 20% of the people who comment on my blog write either "google" or "gmail" in the URL field of the comment form.

    This makes me think that a number of people interpret this field as being a spot where you mention where you came from, i.e., how you found the blog post.

    A less technical, more specific label (Your Homepage, Your Website, Your Website Address) -- perhaps with "URL" in parentheses after -- might be more helpful for commenters.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. Your theme can change this.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. Nancy
    Member

    Yes, I realize that. Thank you.

    I'm posting about it here b/c I'm wondering if a WordPress-wide update of the standard label would help internet users overall.

    Just seems that many new/young users don't know what a field labeled "URL" is supposed to be used for.

    Thanks for the response.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. The problem is WordPress core can't do that. Since it's a label chosen by themes, it's up to themes to change it. You may want to head over to Slack - https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ - and pitch that idea in #themereview or http://make.wordpress.org/themes

    They'd be the place to spearhead that change :)

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. Nancy
    Member

    Oh, I see. Thank you for the explanation and the links!

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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