Disable comment author links in WordPress

I just wrote a new plugin to disable commenter names from linking to the website URLs they may provide when commenting.

Some themes allow commenters to provide a home page URL along with their comment. The comment author’s name then becomes a link to that website wherever it appears on your site. This plugin removes those links.

Download disable-comment-author-links.zip

Installation instructions

  1. Upload the `disable-comment-author-links` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

2 responses to “Disable comment author links in WordPress”

  1. Your simple url-disabler seems to work perfectly on my site. I had previously done a small hack to comment-template.php, but subsequent wordpress updates wiped out my hack. Hopefully your plugin will keep working :)

  2. DeviceGuru:

    It sure will! What you have described is the primary advantage of a plugin–modify the functionality of the WP core without losing that change when the core is updated.