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How to Replace Admin and User Comment Class

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Are you looking for a way to replace admin and user class names within your comments? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to replace admin and user comment class in WordPress.

WordPress creates a class name for your comments using your username and for security reasons you may wish to change them.

Instructions:

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

// change the class that wordpress assigns to the comment
function change_comment_author_class( $classes ) {
    foreach( $classes as $key => $class ) {
        // change adminuser to your admin username
        if(strstr($class, "comment-author-adminuser")) {
            // change regularuser to the user you comment with
            $classes[$key] = 'comment-author-regularuser';
        }
    }
    return $classes;
}
// substitute a user name for the admin name
function change_comment_author($author)
{
    // change this to the admin username
    if(strstr($author,"adminuser")) { 
        // change this to the name of the user you comment with
        return "regularuser"; 
    }
    return $author;
}
// apply the filters
add_filter( 'comment_class' , 'change_comment_author_class' );
add_filter( 'get_comment_author' , 'change_comment_author' );

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.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 12 best WordPress plugins for bloggers and how to set up Google Analytics eCommerce tracking for WooCommerce.

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