Customising wp-comments-post.php

It could be due to my ignorance but I find odd that WordPress templates rarely offer a customised way to show the comment’s output when the users forget to fill a field (or they fill it wrongly). Usually, they simply call wp-comments-post.php that shows quite a poor output.

I’ve tried to go over this problem with a patch for Sandbox that is basically a reshuffle of wp-comments-post.php (with a custom wp_die()).

Here you can download this patch.

16 thoughts on “Customising wp-comments-post.php”

  1. I agree that wordpress has rather strong comments-background, and there’re also lots of widgets for customizing.

    1. I’m sorry but you missed the point. The problem is not about the layout of the comments (or the widgets), the problem is the output when you submit a comment with its fields wrongly filled!

  2. Hello,

    How do I apply this patch? I just overwrite the wp-comments-post file? I kind of need to add a custom value to the comment form to fight spam.

    Thanks,

    Marco

      1. Thanks Carlo,

        What I managed to do is just close topics that are old. I might get a plug in. Sometimes I get flooded. I wanted to make a question like, what color is a tomato, what color is the sky, etc but I can’t edit the results of wp-comments once the form has been submitted.

        Cheers and grazie per la risposta?

  3. Just a thought, I have not tried this out, but what you could try is using the same codes of your index.php theme (not website), example: & so on, the same way your templates do except leave the inside part blank & put your codes there, off the top of my head that can give you customization options you are looking for within wp-comments.. As always, don’t forget to backup in case this does not work.. Hope it helps.

  4. Thanks Carlo,

    What I managed to do is just close topics that are old. I might get a plug in. Sometimes I get flooded. I wanted to make a question like, what color is a tomato, what color is the sky, etc but I can’t edit the results of wp-comments once the form has been submitted.

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