This WordPress tutorial teaches how you can remove Website or URL field
from comment form of any WordPress blog. The tutorial is simple and safe!
Ow wow! Why is that brows? I know, I know…
You are probably thinking why this crack has started to flow upward? What the heck is this when there are so nice tutorials about how to make your comment links nofollow free, how to make your blog a dofollow blog, how you can best reward your comment authors and so on…why the hell to remove website field from comment form? Will there be anyone to leave a comment on a blog that does not let you leave your url? Don’t you know why Andy’s CommentLuv plugin got so popular?
I agree! Truly! And I understand the importance of connections – the network of bloggers for benefit for all! But there are some situations – sometimes, you must remove that URL box out from your comment form.
I have a blog ICT Trends where I talk about how to better prepare the Computer Jobs Exams and currently I am helping the candidates of Computer Operator Examination. I offer articles to remind them what they should not forget. I offer PDF files to download so that they can review and study offline. I point to the resources available and useful for them in other sites.
My targeted traffic there are the students and candidates of different computer jobs exam. They don’t have any websites or blogs; and even if they have they are not interested to share their link at this moment. They are more worried about the exams and they are hurried to collect whatever offered and get into the study desk.
ICT Trends uses WordPress the best platform for any blogger to do EVERYTHING! The template offers URL field by default. On the top of that I’d installed commentLuv and keywordLuv plugins. Why did I do that? Now, you can guess what sort of comments I was collecting everyday.
The post to whom it was intended, they rarely commented. Those who wrote comments, it was not for them at all!
Hey dude! Excellent article on Windows XP! Don’t you know Windows 2007 is already there. Looking 2007 in your future posts. Good work keep it up!
LOL, what can I do when Public Service Commission has prescribed Windows XP in their syllabus.
Don’t talk about those ‘Replica handbags’ and ‘watches’.
What is the solution? At first, I thought of removing comment section from the posts. But, let the students and candidates write something in case they find any errors or problem while downloading etc. Then on second thought I decided to remove the URL field. It is the sole reason why all those spammers are tempted for.
Because ICT Trends is Google PR 4 and because it is equipped with commentLuv and keywordLuv, I should not blame them. Its me who designed my home a garbage.
Well, so, I made a correct decision, didn’t it? There might be many other reasons why you wish to remove the Website field from comment form. I’d be glad to hear if you have any. Do write on comments below, I have not removed URL field on this blog. And yes, commentLuv and keywordLuv both are enabled!
How to remove URL field from comment form?
Its very simple. Look at the following procedure, even a novice blogger can easily do it without any errors!
Step 1. Create a file on desktop (or anywhere in your computer that you can navigate) name it something like nourl.php or something (but php extension is a must)
Step 2. Paste following code in that newly created file
Plugin Name: Remove Website Field
Description: Removes the website field from the comments form
Step 3. Upload this file to your blog’s plugins folder ( /public_html/wp-content/plugins ). You can use FTP client or your host’s file manager to upload file.
Step 4. Now, log on in your WordPress backend and go to the Plugins page.
Step 5. There should be a new plugin named ‘Remove Website Field’. Click Activate to enable the plugin.
Great! you’ve removed the field. Go check on your blog!
Well after I removed the website field from comment form, I disabled keywordLuv and commentLuv because they don’t have any meaning without that field. Hope spammers will stare at me and go away for their other hunt!