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[resolved] How to change "Leave a Reply" in the Basically Theme (9 posts)

  1. worksmartinfo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to change the words "Leave a Reply" to something else in the Basiclly Theme. Yes, I am using a child Basically theme. Please write your answer below each question as it makes it so much easier for me to follow:

    1) Which sheet should I be editing after going to "Appearance" and "Editor"? There are many sheets to choose from.

    2) WHAT is the exact code of words I should be searching for to make the change to?

    3) Exactly WHERE can that code be found?

    4) Please show an example. You can use the words "Have Your Say" instead of "Leave A Reply".

    Here's my website link (in progress): http://recipesfast.livesmartinfo.com/test-1/

    Thanks.

  2. francomusso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi worksmartinfo,
    The text you are looking for is an argument in the comment_form function. The reason you could find the text 'Leave a reply' is that Basically's comment form is using the default text, so nothing is specified.

    1) Which sheet should I be editing after going to "Appearance" and "Editor"? There are many sheets to choose from.
    In the Appearance > Editor screen, select comments.php for editing.

    2) WHAT is the exact code of words I should be searching for to make the change to?
    Note - you'll need to add a comma to the end of this and add a new line of codee, NOT change the existing one.

    $args = array( 'label_submit' => 'Send your comment'
    );

    3) Exactly WHERE can that code be found?
    That code is 8 lines or so from the end of the file

    4) Please show an example. You can use the words "Have Your Say" instead of "Leave A Reply".

    You'll need to update that to say:

    <?php
    	$args = array(
    		'label_submit' => 'Send your comment',
    		'title_reply' => 'Have Your Say'
    );
  3. worksmartinfo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Francomusso,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. However, you did not answer what I was asking about.

    The larger bolded words "Leave a Reply" is what I want to change. Perhaps it is not part of the Comment box - not the words "Send your comment" (although it's good to know how to do that too).

    The words "Leave a reply" is located above the comment box. Can you please tell me how to change those words in the same manner that you answered "Send your comment"? Thank you. I do apprecitae it.

  4. Thea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can use the Jetpack plugin, its Comments function allows you to change "Leave a Reply" to anything you like.

    For instance, on this site, I changed it to "Love this dancer? Tell us why!"

    http://bellydanceoz.com/2012/08/melika/

  5. worksmartinfo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for suggesting the JetPack plugin Thea. I didn't even realize it can do that as I've heard of it before. I know there are other things it can do as well (but I don't know exactly what). So what concerns me is if it's "too powerful" beyond just changing the "Leave a Reply" wording and then starts to affect other things that I "don't" want it to. Do you know what else it does? Sometimes when you activate these plugins, they activate other things.

    Would you happen to know if there's a plugin that strictly allows for the "Leave a Reply" words to be modified and absolutely does nothing else? My website is already kind of screwed up right now and I surely don't want to make it any worse. Thanks!

  6. francomusso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you make the code change I listed above you will see that it is indeed changing the 'leave a reply' text. It may look a little confusing that it comes after in the code. Make the change and you'll see that text is controlled by the 'title_reply' text. I used the exact same theme to test it

  7. worksmartinfo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes Francomusso! Indeed, it worked EXACTLY as you stated. I am very pleased with this outcome.

    The Jetpack plugin suggestion mentioned by someone else was not the solution I was looking for. A simple, clean HTML solution like what you've given me is what I was looking for. And I do apologize for "assuming" that it would not work before trying it myself. The words threw me off (encryption stuff). I just didn't want to ruin my website any further than it already is.

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    Now, Francomusso, if you dare to . . . . .

    I have one more SERIOUS issue with my site (as I'm sure you've probably already noticed) and I would like to know if it's something that you can perhaps help me with??? I consider it to be a different issue from this one. So I will put the link to that forum post here and you can communicate with me on that one appropriately. I'll consider this one closed. Thank you again very much for your help. Here is the link to the other issue:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-stop-the-basically-themes-comment-box-from-displaying-in-right-sidebar?replies=5#post-3180916

    If you can't help me with this one (and no one else can/will), I'm going to have to create a brand new website using a different theme. I don't want to do that; but I don't know how to fix the problem on my own and I've spent weeks trying to make this Basically Theme look the way I want it to. It's held me up tremendously. Okay, that's all. Thanks again Francomusso!

  8. francomusso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem, I'll take a look at the other and see if I can help.
    Please mark this issue issue as resolved in the meantime.
    thanks

  9. worksmartinfo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!

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