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Remove links from comments

This simple Plugin removes the website field in your comments and also hides all the hyperlinks from comment author user names.

I will start with saying that the external links from our websites pass some of our own juice to the website that they link to. That is not a bad thing at all, i love my juice being passed to websites like or to the websites that have similar content like mine e.g. : websites of the plugin authors that i review and promote on or a cool online tool that i use like Pingdom or

But i certainly dont want my juice to go to exterminate rats with this great new poison website, only because the author has made a decent comment on one of my articles.

So I have created this simple yet effective plugin to keep the external links to the minimum. Here’s the page with more details about it.

Author Nikola fivera Petrovic
Contributors Fivera
Tags author link, comment author, get_comment_author_link, remove hyperlink, remove link, remove url
  1. remove-links-from-comments screenshot 1

    Website field removed

  2. remove-links-from-comments screenshot 2

    Link on Author removed

  1. Upload the remove-links-from-comments folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress


  • First build


  • new version to refresh it with wp repository

What does this plugin do?

Remove links from comments plugin does only two things.

  1. It removes the Website field from the comments - modifies comment_form_default_fields

  2. It hides the the hyperlink under comment author box - modifies the behavior of get_author_comment_link

So all the future comments will not have the website field at all and you don't have to worry about the comments that are already on your website as it will automatically hide them showing only the comment authors name as a plain text.

Where can I see the change?

Anywhere comment author names are displayed on your website.

Version 0.1

Requires WordPress version: 2.0.2 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.0

Last Updated 11 Dec 2016

Date Added: 04 Sep 2013

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