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How to Add Shortcode Support to WordPress Comments

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Do you want to add shortcode support to WordPress Comments? With our snippet, you can whitelist some shortcodes that you want to enable on WordPress comments.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add these code snippets to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

The first snippet removes all shortcodes and reinitializes only those listed within init_common_shortcodes function. The second sample snippet replaces the [mysite] shortcode with the user’s website URL.

Snippet #1

function init_common_shortcodes() {
  // add each shortcode you want enabled in comments
  add_shortcode('mysite', 'mysite');
}
 
function init_comment_shortcodes() {
  remove_all_shortcodes();
  init_common_shortcodes();
  add_filter('comment_text', 'do_shortcode');
}
 
init_common_shortcodes();
add_filter('comments_template', 'init_comment_shortcodes');

Snippet #2

function mysite(){
	return '<a href="' .get_comment_author_url(). '">(My website)</a>';
}
add_shortcode('mysite', 'mysite');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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  1. Will you consider making it as a plugin?

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