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  • Hi, i’ve been digging around and haven’t been able to figure out how to disable only one of the “required” for the fields in the comment forms. Specifically, i want only the name and text area to be required to leave a comment, not the email. Any ideas??

    Also, anybody know, on the comment forms again, how to make the input fields reset when a message is sent? After i post a comment, my info (email and name) stays typed in the input fields…

    I am using WordPress 3.1 with the Genesis framework 1.5.

    Here is my site:

    Thank you!

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  • You can disable the field requirements in Settings > Discussion with the “Comment author must fill out name and e-mail” option. Name and e-mail are remembered per browser via a cookie for user convenience. You can remove this individually by deleting cookies associated with your site, and there may be a plugin to disable the functionality, but its generally considered a small helper for site users.

    Thank you for your response Douglas. I am aware of the “Comment author must fill out name and email” option, but it gives the choice between either having both name and email required, or both not required. What i want is to have the name required but not the email.

    Any ideas?

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