Comment Form Text

Easily add and manage text, or advertisements, or social elements (i.e. ‘Share This’ buttons) in the comment form area of every blog

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Comment form with WPMU DEV avatars plugin in place
The plugin in action on Edublogs

This plugin allows you to easily add and manage text, php code or javascript in in the comment form area of every blog on a Multisite network.

It also integrates perfectly with Farms ’100 big ones’ theme pack (and any subsequent theme packs)… the code is already in each and every theme.

You can see it in action on Edublogs – where the top of every comment area has either an invitation to sign up at Edublogs or a link to where users can change their avatar (if they are logged in) and a ‘Share this’ button… it works a treat :)

For example:

Of course you can use this for whatever purpose you like though, from placing advertisements into comment forms – or even calls to action and simple links.

If you’re interested in this plugin, you might also be interested in:

1. Ad Widget -allows you to place advertisements (or other messages) in any sidebar based on simple rules (like if the visitor came from a search engine)

2.  Avatars – sitewide comment anduser / blog listing avatar plugin… that just works!

3.  Pro Sites Advertising & Upgrades Advertising – simple automatic advertising plugins for our two key premium blogging applications



Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress Multisite.

To install

1.  Download the plugin file
2.  Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3.  Open the file comment-from-text.php using a TextEditor like EditPlus

4.  Replace the text with the code or text that you want a non logged in user to see in line 41 and place the code or text you want a logged in user to see in line 46.

Here’s an example of how it is done on

Example of adding comment form text to the php file

5.  Upload /comment-form-text/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site

6.  Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.


6.  If you are using any theme other than Farms ’100 big ones’ theme pack you need to add the following php code where you want the text to appear in a theme and then upload the amended file to your site.

Here’s an example of the php code added to the top of the
comments.php file of the theme Cutline.

Adding php to comment.php file

7. All the Farms ’100 big ones’ theme pack already contain the required php code in their comment.php file for the comment form text plugin, positioned correctly and tested.

  • It doesn’t need to be added to any of the Farms 100 big ones
  • Once you’ve uploaded the comment form text plugin the text will
    automatically display above comments for logged in and logged out users.

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