How to Change the Leave A Reply Text in WordPress

Have you ever noticed the “Leave a Reply” text at the bottom of WordPress posts and wondered if you could change it? In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to easily change the leave a reply text in WordPress. This is useful if you want to customize the text for different types of posts or pages.

If you’re like most WordPress beginners, you probably didn’t give much thought to the “Leave a Reply” text that appears by default at the end of your blog posts. But if you want to create a more unique experience for your readers, changing this text is a simple way to do it.

Open the functions.php file of your theme and paste the following code.

function custom_comment_form_title_reply( $defaults ) {  
$defaults['title_reply'] = __( 'Add a Comment' );  
return $defaults;
add_filter( 'comment_form_defaults', 'custom_comment_form_title_reply' );

When you add this code to your functions.php file, Leave a Reply text will be replaced with Add a Comment text.

  • You can replace Add a Comment with the text you want.
  • The custom_comment_form_title_reply text can change according to your preference, but there should not be another function with this name in functions.php. If you change this text, make sure that both the first line and the last line have the same text.
  • The comment_form_defaults text should not be changed as it refers to the comment field in WordPress.