How To Change Your WordPress Comments Wording

Quite a few people have asked for help recently on changing the default setup of WordPress that says “no comments” under a post (or above a post on this site).

Well, it’s easy! If you open index.php (and single.php if you have one) in your particular theme (wp-content/themes/your_theme), there will be a line similar to this:

Wordpress Comments Code

There may be some differences depending on what your theme likes to do with the wording. There are three “states” the comments can be in:

1. No Comments. Here this is displayed with the words Comments (0)
2. One comment. Here this is displayed with the words Comments (1)
3. More than one comment. Here it is Comments (%) where the % will be the number of comments over 1.

You can change these sections to whatever you like, just remember to make a copy of the file you are changing first as a backup. For example:

Updated WordPress Comments Code

Simple hey?

All I’ve done is change:

1. Comments (0) to → We love comments, want to make one?
2. Comments (1) to → 1 comment left. Want to make another?
3. Comments (%) to → % Comments left. Want to make another?

Any questions please give me shout.

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