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  • Resolved MRanson


    Hello. I originally posted this question (copied below) over a year ago but never got around to implementing the solution. I just tried it today but could not locate the file content-postmeta anywhere in the WordPress directory. There have been several big WordPress updates since I originally asked this question: has the name of this file been changed? Please advise which file I need to look at, and also can you please confirm that the solution below would still work?


    Hi, with reference to the original question, I’d like to remove the text ‘No Comments’ from the metadata using a rule that stops this displaying if there are no comments. If there are comments, I’d still like it to display (i.e. if there is a comment, it will say ‘1 Comment’ as normal). Basically, I don’t want to advertise the fact that there are no comments!

    I’ve been experimenting with variations on this basic rule:

    if ( comments_open() ) {
    if ( $num_comments == 0 ) {
    $comments = __(‘No Comments’);

    …but I can’t get it to work. I keep breaking it. My php Fu is not strong 🙁

    Theme Author Guido


    1 year, 7 months ago


    Guess this will work (not tested yet), open file content-postmeta and look for:

    <?php comments_popup_link( __( ‘No comments’, ‘simplyblack’ ), __( ‘1 comment’, ‘simplyblack’ ), __( ‘% comments’, ‘simplyblack’ ) ); ?>

    Just remove the “No comments” text:

    <?php comments_popup_link( __( ”, ‘simplyblack’ ), __( ‘1 comment’, ‘simplyblack’ ), __( ‘% comments’, ‘simplyblack’ ) ); ?>


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  • Theme Author Guido



    For that you should open file content-postmeta and go to line 11.

    Change 'No comments' into ''

    Seems you did this as well, but this should work. Just tested it. Only thing that still remains is the | sign.



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