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  • Hey guys, how do I remove the field where it asks for a required e-mail. Even when i make it the e-mail not to be required the field is still there. How do I get rid of it?

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  • You should edit your comments.php which is in the directory of your used theme. If you take a look at on this file I’m sure you’ll find something like this:

    <p><input type=”text” name=”email” id=”email” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”2″ />
    <label for=”email”><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo “(required)”; ?></small></label></p>

    Just removed these lines from you comments.php and saved. After you’ll see that the E-mail address will be not requested anymore from your commentators.

    p.s.: before you do this or anything else you should create a security copy about the original comments.php file for your safety.

    Another option would be to replace the code Hotel Audit described with the following:

    <p><input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>" size="22" tabindex="2" />
    <label for="email"><small>Mail (will not be published)</small></label></p>

    What this does is still let the user leave their email address, but it’s just not required.

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