Remove Website URL Field from WordPress Comment Form

Aug 18, 2020 | Wordpress

Making your website easy to use is important, so I like to remove unnecessary fields from forms – that way, it’s easier for people to get in touch with you. One of those annoying fields is the “Website URL” field in the WordPress Comment form. It is also often used for spam – by leaving their website, people are creating a link back to their own site. Removing this field will get rid of the incentive for people to leave you spam comments.

To remove this field from your comment forms, simply add the following to your functions.php file.

add_filter('comment_form_default_fields', 'joy_unset_url_field');
function joy_unset_url_field($fields){
       return $fields;

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