Delete Links in Comments

WordPress is a great platform for interactivity with readers who want to leave comments. The publishing platform comes with a powerful commenting system that works well except for one caveat. Comments come with links already enabled, and this can be a bad thing for your site if the comment link is not related to your business or worse: spammy.

To delete links in comments, you can mess with the PHP in the functions.php file, but this can be risky and often times will take down your site if not done properly (note that this can be fixed by going into FTP and removing the bad code).

If you don’t feel like going this route, a simple and easy solution is to use a plugin called Remove Links from Comments. You can find this by searching for “remove links from comments” in the add new plugin area of your WordPress site. The plugin removes the ability for the person commenting to add links as well as takes off any links that are currently on the site.

It is a rather efficient and light plugin, so although I don’t recommend using plugins when there are other options, this one does do a rather fine job.

Visit the Plugin Creators Website: Delete Links in Comments

Jophiel Silvestrone

Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 198 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com/tech-blog. Check out skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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