How do you remove the website field from the WordPress comments form without using a plugin?

Back in the good ol’ days, it was cool to have the “website” field in your WordPress comment form.

Although it’s not a required field, this is a sure-fire recipe for spam, not to mention it is just one more thing a user must think about filling out to engage with your content. So, these days as WordPress is used more on everyday websites rather than niche-specific blogs — it’s a wise move to go ahead and remove the website form field from the comments section.

Removing The Website Form Field From A WordPress Comment Form Using (functions.php)

Alright, so what we are going to do here is simply add a filter and place it at the bottom of your functions.php file. This file can be found in your main WordPress template directory. Here is the code:

add_filter('comment_form_default_fields', 'website_remove');function website_remove($fields){if(isset($fields['url']))unset($fields['url']);return $fields;} 

That’s all there is to it.

The website field in your comments section will now be removed. On another note, quite a few plugins can do this for you, such as this one but, who needs another plugin.




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